Lawrence English (Room 40 Brisbane), Andrew Mcmillan – 28/11/14


LAWRENCE ENGLISH – solo performance by Australian deep listener/thinker

solo performance marking the 10th Anniversary a life changing spinal injury

Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. English utilises a variety of approaches including live performance and installation to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

Over the past decade, English’s sonic investigations have traversed a divergent path through which musical languages and environmental sources are granted equal focus. His work calls into question the established relationships of sound and structure. English’s sound work is evocative and invites the listener to explore their own narratives and impressions informed by personal histories and experiences. Published widely on respected imprints including Touch, 12K and Winds Measure, English’s work is sculpted and overwhelmingly intricate. The Wire noted his ‘use of space and silence is remarkable’, and U.S. sound journal Signal To Noise described the Ghost Towns work as ‘extraordinarily gorgeous modern music concréte’.

Andrew McMillan is a founding member of the Auckland music collective Vitamin S and founded the New Pacific Music Ensemble, a group fusing jazz and Cook Islands drumming. He’s also a member of performance group Shameless Crowdpleaser and performs solo as Bonehead.


Friday 28 November, 8pm start, $10 entry