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MPavilion - Isolation Improvisation Collective

MPavilion - Virtual Event

The Isolation Improvisation Collective (IIC) invites you to a live-streamed, multi-disciplinary event comprising musicians, artists, dancers, poets, animators and other creatives with a shared passion for innovation and experimentation. Formed in a direct response to the COVID-19-imposed lockdown, the group has met regularly over the past months to explore the possibility of community and cooperation online, developing new tools, methods and a shared improvisational vocabulary.

During this interactive event, you’ll be invited to re-think the limitations and possibilities of online collaboration, playing with the idiosyncrasies of the virtual—such as lag-times and glitch—as creative parameters, rather than barriers to communication. With the performance hinging on a spontaneous dialogue between participants, each performer’s contribution to the piece will allow them to re-connect with other members of the collective. The result will be a totally unique work—something increasingly rare in this age of documentation and digital reproduction—and a re-defining of what ‘live’ performance can mean in a virtual space.

RECENT EVENTS

3-5 Sept. (2020) - International Conference on the Inclusive Museum - Presentation 'Composing the Museum', Lisbon, Portugal - delivered virtually.

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10th July (2020) - StayHomeSounds Remixing the global lockdown - Album release w/ Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK. Get album here

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2nd June (2020) - Make it up Club w/ Islolation Improvisation Collective, Online Concert #11

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9th November (2019) - Mara KORPER @ La Mamma Courthouse, Carlton, Melbourne.

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 26th September (2019) - Turning Circles, performance with Syzygy Ensemble, @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne.

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15th August (2019) - Home is Inside Us, West Projections Festival, Performance @ Kindred Studios, Melbourne.

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1st August (2019) - Fabric Culture exhibition performance @ Grainger Museum, Melbourne.

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1st July (2019) - Space is the Place project launch @ Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK.

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16th-23rd June (2019) - New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival & International Computer Music Conference - Audiovisual Installation work 'Complementary Halves' shown at NYU, New York City, United States.

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9th May (2019) - How it Plays: Innovations in Percussion - exhibition opening. Exhibition continues at the Grainger Museum until Dec. 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

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27th November (2018) - Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival screenings of the audiovisual work Dreams of Plants (Lyons/Fletcher), Porto Planetarium, Porto, Portugal.

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26th November (2018) - Sounding Nature - launch of Cities and Memory project of recorded and re-imagined sounds of the natural world including Traces, Patterns, Calls (A.Lyons). Oxford, UK.

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14th November (2018) - IMPA TV - Anthony Lyons & Emily Williams - Live at Islington Mill Attic video recording released. Watch here.

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26th September (2018) iMPA TV - live video performance Anthony Lyons and Emily Williams, Manchester, UK.

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10th September (2018) iC Sing on the Cake - new work & performance, buchla easel and electronics, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne.

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9th September (2018) Monuments - synth performance with the New Music Studio, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne.

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5th July (2018) Narratives of Climate Change Short Film Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia.

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4th July (2018) Jibber Jabber Sound Club, CASPA Castlemaine - performance on Buchla Music Easel.

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24th May (2018) 12th FullDome Festival, Zeiss-Planetarium, Jenna, Germany.

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16th May (2018) Synthi 100 Live - globally streamed performance on the EMS Synthi 100, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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10th May (2018) Pagan Dances - with Syzygy Ensemble - Melbourne Recital Centre.

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28th April (2018) Small and Loud - The Channel, The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

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1st-6th Dec. (2017) Matera Intermedia Festival - audiovisual, electroacoustic and digital arts festival, Matera, Italy.

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29th Nov. (2017) Abstract Heterotopias - Melbourne Planetarium, Spotswood.

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10th-12th Nov. (2017) Sound-Image Colloquium: Exploring Audiovisual Practice, University of Greenwich, London.

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28th Oct. (2017) Resonating Spaces: Rarotonga Reimagined - performance and installation at Punanga Nui, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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7th Oct. (2017) Node 0: Lounge Beats - performance event at Grant Street Theatre, Melbourne.

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7th & 8th September (2017) Reconfiguring Orpheus - performance at the Meat Market, North Melbourne.

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18th August (2017) Sound and Image of Future Landscape - An installation exhibition, opening at the On-Air Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

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17th August (2017) Sound, Design and Animation - a talk given at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

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2nd August (2017) Synthi 100 - In Concert, performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank, Melbourne.

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27th July (2017) Percy Grainger: Freedom as_, with Liquid Architecture, sound sculpture installation @ Grainger Museum, Melbourne.

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9th June (2017) Sounding Out Love: Art of Emotion - published in the Australian Research Council's Blog for the Histories of Emotion.

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27th May (2017) Love Remixed - Grant Street Theatre, Southbank, Melbourne

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30th April (2017) Elbow Room Concert - Wesley Anne, Melbourne.

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26th April (2017) Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love. Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne.

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8th March (2017) Sacred Spaces Album Launch. Album available here

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13th February (2017) Sacred Spaces Project Launch @ Cities and Memory. Oxford, UK.

http://citiesandmemory.com/sacredspaces/

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14th September (2016) CO+LAB performance @ Revolver Upstairs, Prahran.

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9th June (2016) CHE blog: 'An Engagement with the Emotional Life of Objects exhibition', published here.

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26th May (2016) Node 0: The Beats Project, performance @ Lionel's Lounge / Grant Street Theatre, Southbank.

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11-14 May (2016) The Emotional Life of Objects, exhibition & new audio works. George Paton Gallery. Melbourne.

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30th April (2016) Resonance FM 104.4 (UK) broadcast of the Prison Songs project. London.

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25th April (2016) Prison Songs launch with Cities and Memory. Oxford, UK.

www.citiesandmemory.com/projects/prisonsongs/

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28th Feb. (2016) Move Records CD Launch, with Michael Kieran Harvey. Eaglemont, Melbourne.

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5th Feb. (2016) Cities and Memory: Dada Sounds launch. Oxford, UK.

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23-24th Jan. (2016) Tilde New Music Festival - performance and installation, Arts Centre, Testing Grounds, AIM, Melbourne.

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21st Nov. (2015) Elbow Room Concert, Wesley Anne, Melbourne.

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17th Oct. (2015) Zèppelin Festival. Electroacoustic Concert, Ravel Hall - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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17th Oct. (2015) Punanga Nui Market installation & performance. Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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16th Oct. (2015) Zèppelin Festival. Exposició Sonora, Theatre Hall - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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25th July (2015) Melbourne Composers Concert Series, Victorian Flute Guild, MLC, Kew.

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22nd May (2015) Node Zero (0.1) Concert, The HUB, VCA, University of Melbourne.

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12th April (2015) Elbow Room Concert, MCL, Montslavat.

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20th March (2015) DDCA Symposium. The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research. Federation Hall, Melbourne.

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24th Jan. (2015) Tilde New Music Festival.

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16th Nov. Songs from my Suitcase. Kew Court House concert.

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2nd Nov. Bleedthrough Concert. Oratory, Abbotsford.

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17th Oct. NODE Zero concert, Southbank, Melbourne

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9th-11th July. ACMC 60x60 Concert. VCA Federation Hall, Melbourne.

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17th Nov.  4ZZZ Brisbane. Broadcast of Amy Tinderbox's radio piece exploring collaborative processes behind the Pure Poetry Project

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9th Nov. Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC. Pure Poetry Project concert

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13th Oct. osh10 CD launch at the Empress, Melbourne

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12th Aug. Performance of Trace Elements I-II for piano/electronics with Michael Kieran Harvey at the State Theatre Centre, Perth, WA (ICMC/Totally Huge New Music Festival)

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28th Feb. Tinderbox Radio - live to air Ballarat

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24th Jan. Strings recording with osh10 at Atlantis Sound

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1-8 Dec. Bach/Lyons recording, Copenhagen, Denmark

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29 Nov. Performance of solo cello works at the Malaysian Composers Concert Series, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia

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8-30 Nov. Residency at La Muse, Labastide, France

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30 Sept. Astra Spring Piano Series, Concert #1, Fitzroy, Melbourne

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6-17 Sept. Japan Tour

 

7th Sept. Headpower, Shinjuku, Tokyo

8th Sept. Waver, Nishi-Ogikubo, Tokyo

9th Sept. Fushimi, Nagoya

12th Sept. Urbanguild, Kyoto

13th Sept. Vi-code, Osaka

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19-23 July. W.A Tour with osh10

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29 March. Atlantis Studios. String Quartet recording

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23-27 Feb. Lifschitz/Lyons piano recording

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16th Jan. Featured composer on the the 'Australian Sounds' program on Radio 3MBS FM

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26th Sept. The Bach/Lyons Project perform @ Literaturhaus, Copenhagen

Compositions and collaborations between Anthony Lyons and Anders Bach were performed beautifully by the musicians of the Bach/Lyons Project at Literaturhaus, Copenhagen - a very special evening!

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19th Sept. @ Melbourne Recital Centre new work for orchestra premiered

The premiere of Quelques Cercles for orchestra went really well at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Conductor Michael Thomas did a great job preparing the orchestra for the night which also included works by Bartok and de Falla.

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Lifschitz/Lyons – is an ongoing performer/composer collaboration project set-up between pianist Sonya Lifschitz and composer Anthony Lyons. Holding the belief that collaborative interaction both informs and enriches their performance and composition practices, Lifschitz/Lyons meet regularly to explore the making of new work for piano, prepared piano, and electronics. Among performing and recording activities in 2012, they will be part of the ASTRA Concert series, with some of their work being featured at the Eleventh Hour Theatre, Fitzroy, Melbourne on Sun 30th September at 5pm.

 

Video: Recording and trying out some prepared piano sketches with pianist Sonya Lifschitz. A friend popped around for a cup of tea while we were doing this, picked up the camera, and caught us in action. The sketch here is a little two minute palindromic idea.