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installation by Ernie Althoff

installation by Ernie Althoff

Junk Music: redundant technology and detourned devices as instruments.

Thursday 3 October 2013, 7:30pm at West Space

Featuring: Ernie Althoff, Joanne Cannon, Rod Cooper, Bent Leather Band.

Moderated by Clinton Green.

Three of Australia’s most respected experimental instrument makers discuss the ideas, techniques and inspirations behind their use of recycled materials and redundant technologies to create new instruments and sonic situations.

From gutted laser printers to gramophones and cooking pots, the discussion promises to be a veritable trash’n’treasure of musical innovation.

Includes performances by Ernie Althoff and Bent Leather Band on music machines of their own making.


Here is Clinton and Ernie speaking about the show on ABC Classic FM’s New Music Up Late.

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The participants

Rod Cooper with instruments:

Ernie Althoff with instruments:

Joanne Cannon and the Bent Leather Band on the ABC’s New Inventors show (opens on new page).

Bent Leather Band

Bent Leather Band