Inland 10/11/16. Overtone Ensemble CD Launch

The last (and only) Overtone Ensemble Ensemble show for the year is our CD launch at Inland this Thursday night. We’ll be using new instruments I’ve built (“Doppler Rods”: rotating versions of the vibrissa which produce a pitch shift/tremolo effect, plus very long 3.6m rods..) as well as the vibrissa. An excellent lineup of performers.
It should be a great night!

Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton. 8pm $20/12

Inland 169

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Cyclic Selects – 10 Favourite Tracks

I was asked by Cyclic Defrost to select 10 favourite tracks. This task proved to be far more difficult than I expected. There were a a lot of favourite and influential pieces that I just couldn’t fit in. You can see what did and and listen to them here:

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Overtone Ensemble Album on Important Records

The Overtone Ensemble’s debut album is coming out via Important Records. I’m very excited to be in the same company as esteemed drone and experimental acts such as Ellen Fullman, Duane Pitre, Harry Bertoia, Catherine Christer Hennix and many more.
Release date June 30. (CD is available for pre-order now.)


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Berlin September 2015

I had a great time in Berlin and played a number of shows using the vibrissa.

Solo shows at Auxx, Studio Acht and Madame Claudes went well. I also did a group performance at Sowieso with Emilio Gordoa, Adam Pultz, Hilary Jeffrey and Xavier Lopez.

TC 7Live at Studio Acht. Image: Megan Spencer

Thanks to Megan Spencer and Oliver Budack for their hospitality.

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Make It Up Club 22/08/15

Make It Up Club

Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 8:30 pm, $5/$10

Tim Catlin – Vibrissa  and Michael McNab – Percussion


Judith Hamann and Wölfetone

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Slow Coach Conduit 20/08/15


Slow Coach

Conduit Arts 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 8.30pm, $10

Tim Catlin- Vibrissa
Reuben Lewis – Trumpet
Ronny Ferella – Percussion


Maddogg Morgan + Jim Denley
Jim Denley (Syd) – Saxophone
Jon Heilbron – Double Bass
Andy Butler – Keys
Jon Smeathers – No Input Mixing Board

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Conduit Arts 25/06/15

12 dog cycle presents

sound improvisations with evolving combinations determined in the course of playing…

-free and fixed reeds, rods, strings, percussion and breath-

Rosalind Hall, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Dave Brown, Michael McNab, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang

8pm Thurs 25th June 2015

at Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy

entry : $10

Facebook event:

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“Whorls” out now.

“Whorls” is the third collaboration between myself and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek).

Out now on heavyweight vinyl via Low Point. Available direct from myself and via Bandcamp (soon).

Initial recordings by me of acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic synth guitar, avian guitar, bowed metals, bowed piano and vibrissa. These recordings were sent to Rutger for extra sounds, editing and mixing.

A nice review from Frand de Waard in Vital weekly. “ excellent record. It’s highly varied, short and to the point, great small compositions, lots of different approaches and yet, it all makes sense as simply an excellent record. One of the best collaborative records I heard from Machinefabriek and no doubt thanks to a mighty varied input from Catlin.”




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The Overtone Ensemble – Strange Neighbour Gallery 26/04/15

First Overtone Ensemble show for the year.

Sunday April 26 4-7 pm.

Strange Neighbour Gallery, 395 Gore Street, Fitzroy, 3065.

Strange Neighbour

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Recording again with Machinefabriek

I’m currently working on some recordings with Dutch musician Machinefabriek.

This will be our third album together.. I’ve recorded quite a bit of bowed piano as well as some Vibrissa and bowed acoustic guitar. Next up will be some recordings of my new acoustic synthesiser guitar..looking forward to that!

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