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

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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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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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