107 Presents: Pretty Gritty #19: The Glistening



WHEN: 5-9.30pm – 11 Jun 2017

COST: $10

TICKETS: General Admission

On dark winter nights, you can hear the universe singing! For this special Vivid edition Pretty Gritty presents a magic evening of performances and installations nestled amongst the greenery! Come up to the rooftop of 107 to watch the stars and (g)listen.

Nestled amongst the succulent greenery of the rooftop garden will be a multi-speaker installation and performance by Melanie Herbert, and a sound and light fantasia of cosmic compositions by Michaela Gleave with Amanda Cole and Warren Armstrong. Then performing for our (g)listening pleasure will be Alex White, trying out his new mode of gleaming glitches, and Reuben Ingall offering his ever-malleable musical universe of glorious ambient glitterings. Weaving in amongst it will be Samuel James' luminous light drawing videos. Ascend and transcend!

Doors open 5pm
5.15: Sam James (video)
5.45: Melanie Herbert
6.30: Alex White 
7.00: Galaxy of Suns
7.45: Reuben Ingall
8.15: Galaxy of Suns

Pretty Gritty is an irregular gig-series curated by Gail Priest.

107’s Rooftop Garden is your destination for a hidden local adventure, experience an entree to Sydney’s independent music culture with six nights of experimental sound, electronica and beats curated by The NOW now, Pretty Gritty, Ears Have Ears, Electrofringe, Bare Necessities and Sydney Now’s For Folks Sake.

Image: Samuel James.

Reuben Ingall

Using home-made software patches that algorithmically mangle his guitar, voice and other sources, Reuben creates lonely pop and glitchy, psychedelic soundscapes.

Alex White

Originally a techno producer in the early '00s, much of Alex’s music can be heard as an extension of techno into an abstracted form.

Melanie Herbert

Melanie creates site specific multi speaker compositions. Using manipulated field recordings and instrumental improvisations she fits her installations, like a glove, to space and time.

A Galaxy of Suns

A Galaxy of Suns is a collaboration between visual artist Michaela Gleave, composer Amanda Cole, and new media artist and programmer Warren Armstrong. Between them they have presented installations, performances and exhibitions throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and North America, with previous performances of A Galaxy of Suns taking place as part of Dark Mofo, Tasmania, the 2016 Bristol Biennial, UK, and Cementa 17, NSW. Their app has been launched globally.

Samuel James

Filmmaker and projection designer, Samuel’s work involves animation and light drawing to expose the subconscious of natural and urban environments and objects.