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STEPHEN O’MALLEY (Sunn O)))) residency + DIY Wires Workshop & WIRED EARS Funding Opportunity for emerging artists…

Resounding through The WIRED Lab landscape will be the low frequency reverberations of Sunn O)))’s STEPHEN O’MALLEY….

that’s right kids THE STEPHEN O’MALLEY will be rolling with us!!!
Spring time in these high hills is going to be oh soooo gloriously LOW + S  L  O  W

O’Malley tells us that Alan Lamb’s work has long been an inspiration, with tapes of Alan Lamb’s work being circulated amongst the Seattle music scene in the 80’s & 90’s. Meeting the “…crazy outback wire guy” has been a long term goal of O’Malleys and we @ WIRED Lab are very pleased to make this happen… 10 days of collaboration with long form reverb & bass reckoning may well produce sounds of hellfire imaginings but it is our idea of sonic heavenly blissfulness. More about O’Malley can be found here.

You too will get an opportunity to meet O’Malley. Over Saturday 16th  & Sunday 17th October The WIRED Lab will be hosting its annual in situ DIY Wires: Construction & Recording Workshop, AND on Sunday dark lords O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi will provide a rare insight into their practice and techniques.  This workshop series is your chance to learn how to build your own æolian instrument, custom recording and LF music making techniques. The weekend will also include performances by Alan Lamb & WIRED Lab members, Ambarchi & O’Malley.

The WIRED Lab is located on a farm in regional NSW (between Gundagai and Cootamundra). The WIRED Lab is the site of the latest ‘Wire’ instruments built by Alan Lamb, along with collaborators Sarah Last, Dave Burraston, Garry Bradbury and Robin Fox.

WIRED EARS (EMERGING ARTISTS RESIDENCY SCHEME)
The WIRED EAR Scheme will provide financial assistance for NSW based young and emerging artists to attend selected WIRED Lab workshops. For our annual DIY Wires workshop we will be offering $150 to assist 8 emerging artists with the costs to attend the workshop. Artists who consider themselves to be ‘young and emerging’ are invited to submit a brief (1 page maximum) expression of interest detailing their arts practice and how they feel they will benefit from being a WIRED EARS participant. Keep it brief and note we don’t follow standard industry definitions of ‘young and emerging’ we expect you to determine where you place your experience
WIRED EARS expressions of interest are due on FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October
The workshop is offered for free to 25 lucky participants and will give you the DIY skills to build your own wires and pickups, held over two days, the workshop will include:
* Alan Lamb, Dave Burraston & Sarah Last will teach people how to build their own wire system and demonstrate ways to interact with the wires (eg. bowing and singing into polystyrene boxes, which work as reverberant amplifiers!).
* Permanent WIRED Lab resident & electronics wizard Dave Burraston will discuss his observations of The Wires when recording and will demonstrate how to custom build and attach piezo pickups.
* Alan Lamb will demonstrate percussion, bowing and techniques with the wires.
* Opportunity to interact with and record the wires.
* O’Malley and Ambarchi will share some dark sound secrets.

NOTE: workshop places are strictly limited, with a maximum capacity of 25 people. Places will need to be reserved ASAP, with bookings on a 1st come 1st served basis.

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REMEMBER: this workshop has ***limited availability***
This is primarily for logistical reasons; BUT NOTE we host many workshops and an open day, so if you miss out this time there will be opportunity for many more people to get WIRED in the future.

Any further questions?
Please email Sarah at: info@wiredlab.org

ALSO…..
SAVE THE DATE : 20TH NOVEMBER
*** Rolling Stock***

a series of art happenings on a vintage train moving through the landscapes of Junee (SW NSW)
Featuring artists: Chris Watson (UK), Renny Kodgers, Kate Murphy, Alan Lamb, Dave Noyze, PVI Collective, Public Assembly, Pip Shea, Shannon O’Neill and more…. website & further updates coming soon…

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