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:
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.)
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.
Thanks to Megan Spencer and Oliver Budack for their hospitality.
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
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
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
“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. http://www.vitalweekly.net/977.html “..an 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.”
First Overtone Ensemble show for the year.
Sunday April 26 4-7 pm.
Strange Neighbour Gallery, 395 Gore Street, Fitzroy, 3065.
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!
I finished the mixing the album recordings last month. Byron Scullin has just completed the mastering at Moose Mastering in Richmond. Can’t wait to see and hear these in vinyl form. (No label yet.)
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.