Pretty Gritty #18



WHEN: 7.30-11pm – 31 May 2017

COST: $15/12 on door

Guest curator: Jasmine Guffond

Jessica Ekomane [FR/Berlin]
Silje Nes [NOR/Berlin]
Half High
Ela Stiles

It's a special, special Pretty Gritty — guest curated and happening on a school night!

Jasmine Guffond ([Berlin] of Minit, Jasmina Maschina and Alternahunk fame) is presenting some of her compadres from Berlin — Jessica Ekomane [FR/Berlin] and Silje Nes [NOR/Berlin] — along with some favourite locals (even if they keep coming and going from Melbourne) — Ela Stiles & Half High. It's going to be dark, droney and dreamy with the very strong possibility of utterly awesome!

Jasmine & Jessica’s travel is supported by the Goethe Institut, Silje’s by Music Norway.


Jessica Ekomane [FR/Berlin]

Jessica’s musical compositions seek a cathartic effect alternating between noise and melody, and playing with our perception of rhythmical structures.

Silje Nes [NOR/Berlin]

Silje’s music is a unique landscape, constantly moving yet always staying in place. The result is something resembling an organism, with a blurring of the line between technology and organic life.

Half High [Syd] is the project of Sydney based artists Lucy Phelan and MP Hopkins. The pair create a slightly damaged form of ambience that occasionally drifts towards harsh plateaus.

Ela Stiles [Melb]

In a departure from the usual heavily affected vocal layering of her electronic shows, this performance will focus on clear vocals backed by swirling harmonium drone.

Jasmine Guffond

Guest curator [Berlin] Jasmine Guffond focuses on electronic composition across music and sound art contexts. She has performed live internationally at music and electronic art festivals, exhibited sound installations, and recorded music for CD and 12inch vinyl releases with the Staubgold, Monika Enterprise and Sonic Pieces labels.