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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Overtone Ensemble album mastered


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.)


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“Crosshatch” at Cross Street. 27/06/14


Overtone Trio (Tim Catlin, David Brown and Philip Brophy)

Robbie Avenaim - Mechanised/human percussion interface.

 Barnaby Oliver- Solo Guitar Performance

Cross Street Venue (aka Moreland City Band Hall), 22 Cross Street, Brunswick. 8pm

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Light in Winter Festival, Federation Square 16/06/14

White Night

Overtone Duo – Tim Catlin and Dave Brown playing federation handbells and vibrissa.
Short performance alongside the Radiant Lines light installation at Federation Square, Melbourne


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Conduit Gallery 30/05/14

Conduit Bowing

Overtone Ensemble performance at Conduit Art Space, Brunswick street, Fitzroy.

Hammered microtonal percussion, ebow guitars and vibrissa.

May 30, 8pm with Wadley/Palliser/Richards trio.

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Album Recording – The Overtone Ensemble

Recording at RMIT Design Hub.  February 8 and 9, 2014.   Engineer: Byron Scullin

Rec Atticus and Dave Overtone Ensemble Recording

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Sound Out Festival 23/01/14

Sound Out - Group

Two performances by The Overtone Ensemble at SoundOut 2014 festival of improvised, free jazz and experimental music.

23rd and 24th January.   Theatre 3, ANU, Canberra

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Nownow Festival, Sydney 11/01/14

Now now festival bells

The Overtone Ensemble perform at at the Nownow festival, Sydney.

Saturday January 11th at The Red Rattler (6 Faversham St, Marrickville)

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The Overtone Ensemble at Sonic City Festival. Monday September 2nd

Liquid Architecture – “Sonic City”

Monday September 2nd  Multipurpose room, RMIT Design Hub, Building 100, Cnr Victoria and Swanston streets, Carlton 3053

8pm / Free

The Overtone Ensemble with special guest Philip Brophy.

As part of Liquid Architecture’s “Sonic City” festival, the ensemble will perform using vibrissae microtonal rod instruments, massed handbells, (including a set of the Federation bells) and assorted percussion.

In addition I’ll be constructing a number of long wire string instruments specifically for this performance. These are 30 metres in length, attached to large resonating drums and are played by hand.

The multipurpose room is huge with long reverb times, and will be a fantastic venue for this special performance.

Did I mention it’s free?  Don’t miss this one..

Also performing on the night: Swarm and Murmuration by Atticus Bastow. Large group performance using tone generators and mobile phones.

Live at Liquid Architecture.

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Festival of Slow Music Ballarat. August 31 and September 1, 2013

Festival of Slow Music

Slow Music Trio

Saturday August 31, Mechanics Institute, Minerva Space, Ballarat.  1-3pm  Free

The Overtone Trio with special guest percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson

Helium Clench (David Brown and Tim Catlin) will also be playing a acoustic guitar/bowed objects duo on Sunday September 1st 12.30pm at The Known World Bookshop, Ballarat.


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