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Kusum Normoyle & Horse MacGyver at Refraction versus New Weird Australia

Here’s two videos I shot at the recent Refraction versus New Weird Australia event at Serial Space, which featured Tom Hall, Kusum Normoyle, Horse MacGyver and Jordan Dorjee. Refraction is dedicated to the support, mentorship and development of student projects as they take their practice from the classroom to the community. Special thanks to Emily McDaniel. Above: Kusum Normoyle / Below: Horse MacGyver

New Weird Australia Interview in The Brag

A full page feature on New Weird Australia in The Brag magazine, previewing the Sydney gig featuring Paint Your Golden Face (pictured), Alps, Caught Ship and Karoshi.  If nothing else, the article proves once and for all that swearing is cool.  ‘Fart’, however, is borderline. Full article: Stu Buchanan’s name is unfamiliar to most, but he could be one of Australia’s most important champions of innovative music. After a three year stint as the general manager of FBi Radio he ...

From Pulpit To Pew – Mess & Noise on New Weird Australia at Sound Summit

Mess and Noise today published an in-depth review of the New Weird Australia live show at Sound Summit by Kate Hennessey, reprinted below. A picture of the Pope is propped on a ledge behind the stage at Newcastle‘s Renew Church. People drift in from the rain outside and sidle quietly into chairs. Trapped within the cheap frame, bathed in mellow red stage lights, the Pope watches on, fading even further into weary benevolence. It’s Sunday afternoon and the church is home to the second ...

Mess & Noise Interview

New Weird Australia was featured in Mess & Noise, ahead of the inaugural Sound Summit Showcase in October 2009, in a Q&A article by Kate Hennessy.  Interview reprinted below. New Weird Australia (NWA) slipped onto the scene in July 2009, releasing Volume One in a compilation series featuring new, eclectic and experimental Australian-only music. Available for free from the NWAwebsite, it has so far racked up 3000 downloads, withVolume Two released this month. There’s no specific ...

Introducing New Weird Australia

For a while, I’ve been looking for an outlet to best explore, promote and galvanise the weird / experimental music scene in my current home of Australia. This country has a long and vital history of experimental music, however until the birth of the internet age, this rich seam of avant-garde audio remained largely confined to its geographic borders. Over the last ten years, emerging Australian artists have found new avenues and new audiences thanks to international digital ...