Artist CV

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My current research explores extra-normal vocal techniques, particularly influenced by Tuvan, Mongolian and Inuit sound cultures and how vocal free improvisation might intersect with (chaos magick) ritual work and Buddhist insight meditation.

As a researcher I have interests in feminist, queer and trans politics, intersectionality and ethical engagements with postmodern culture(s), with a focus on writing against normative narratives. A critical engagement with the ethics of performance, cultural appropriation and privilege form the core of my praxis.

EDUCATION

Current: PhD Candidate at West Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Working title: Giving voice to the extra-normal self with the extra-normal voice: Improvised exploration through the realms of shamanic chaos magick, insight meditation and gender performance.

2009 MLitt (Modernities) Glasgow University
Thesis title: Blood and guts: Misreading and plagiarism in Kathy Acker.

2005 BA Hons. (Linguistics and English & Cultural Studies) University of Western Australia
Thesis title: Fragments, partiality and irony: Writing away from the monologic of heteronormativity towards “a powerful infidel heteroglossia” (Haraway) of relationships.

1998 BA (Fine Art) Curtin University, Perth Australia

AWARDS

2015 Australian Postgraduate Award (WAAPA)

2009 William Lauchlan Mann Prize (Glasgow)

CONFERENCE PAPERS

2018 ‘Integrating the selves / Cutting through the self: Possession and meditation practices utilising extra-normal vocal technique, trans theory and anarchisms’
Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth

2018 ‘Silencing silences and silencing silliness: Political and spiritual intersectionality in two contemplative compositions—Silence backstage and John 4:33
Gender Diversity & Music Making Conference, Monash Univeristy, Melbourne

2018 ‘Yøu Can’t Kill Us: Disrupting normative perceptions of transgender women and Transfeminine People’s Voices’
co-authored with Shoshana Rosenberg
Gender Diversity & Music Making Conference, Monash Univeristy, Melbourne

2018 ‘Exploring the extra-normal self with the extra-normal voice: Improvised ritual possession with voice’
Melbourne University Postgraduate Musicology Conference, Melbourne

2017 ‘Invocations of Unknown Entities (Artists Talk)’
Totally Huge New Music Conference, Perth

2017 ‘The illusion of free will and its implication for improvising (and invocation)’
Agency in Jazz and Improvisation, Melbourne

2009 ‘Concepts of Tuvan sound culture and the early music of Sainkho
Namtchylak’
Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow

2007 ‘Secrets, slips, and singular events: A model of critical reflexivity in research’
co-authored with Kristina Weaver
Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Conference

RESIDENCIES

2018 Yurt Artists Residence (week-long artist residency) Brunswick, Melbourne

2017 Residence Series (four-night performance-residency) Wembley Downs, Perth

RECORDINGS

SOLO RELEASES

Sage Pbbbt (2017). invocations of unknown entities, Tone List (Aus) CD & digital.
Sage Pbbbt (2017). Residence #2: four nights of invocation (the Residence Workings), Residence (Aus) digital.

COLLABORATIONS

Pneumasphere (2019). intercepted transmission, source unknown, quadrant 576-02, self released (Aus) digital.
Pneumasphere (2019). xenophonography; region 4516:12:34, self released (Aus) digital.
Pneumasphere (2019). folk songs from imaginary cultures, self released (Aus) digital.
Little Songs of the Mutilated (2018).
They were lifelessly melding in a pool painted with little songs of the Mutilated.
, Little Songs of the Mutilated (Aus) digital.
Sage Pbbbt & Erin K Taylor (2018). MPavilion, Frustration Jazz (Aus) CDR & digital.
Dan O’Connor & Sage Pbbbt (2018). Lines to, Tone List (Aus) CD & digital.
Temporary Autonomous Zion (2018). Making Kin, Tone List (Aus) cassette & digital.
Temporary Autonomous Zion (2018). Live at the Make It Up Club (03.07.18), self released (Aus) digital.
Sound of the Mountain (2018). Residence #4: Sound of the Mountain, Residence (Aus) digital.
Temporary Autonomous Zion (2017). Live at Spectrum Project Space (26​.​12​.​17), self released (Aus) digital.
Ashes of Burnt Sage (2017). live at the 459 bar, perth, western australia 2017-09-11, self-released (Aus) digital.
James Bradbury (2017). Biomimicry, Tone List (Aus) CD & digital.

COMPILATIONS & APPEARANCES

Various (2018). EX/IN (responses to Dan O’Connor’s IN/EX), Tone List (Aus) digital.
Various (2018). Fair Play 2, Fair Play (France) digital.
Eduardo Cossio (2017). Foliages, Dog Park Records (Aus) digital.
Various (2017). Minutiae, Dog Park Records (Aus) digital.

SOLO ELECTRONIC

digital penetration (2018). watching Shinkan Tamaki’s ‘time space motion’, self released (Aus) digital.
digital penetration (2018). fridges & sticks, self released (Aus) digital.
digital penetration (2018). breaking breaking waves, self released (Aus) digital.
digital penetration (2005). stuff; left over bits (demos ongsfi fteen), self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2005). demos ongsfour teen, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2005). demos ongsth irteen, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongst welve, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongsele ven, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongst en, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongsni ne, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongseig th, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). when i was 7: demos ongse ven, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongsi x, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2004). demos ongsfi ve: the anti guitar album, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2003). demos ongsfo ur, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2003). demos ongsth ree, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2002). demos ongst wo, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2002). demos ongso ne, self released (Aus) CDR & digital.
digital penetration (2001). The PreCrack Daze (demos ongsze ro), self released (Aus) CDR & digital.

SOLO VOICE (DAILY SKETCHES)

Daily sketches project started 2013-08-07 at: SageMusick.bandcamp.com

OLDER COLLABORATIONS

Hummingwards (2010). Monkeys, Garden (Scotland), CDR and digital.
kandt (2007). the metaphysics of grammar, Drifter’s Landing (USA), CDR & digital.
kandt (2007). happy birthday jon scolnik, Drifer’s Landing (USA), CDR & digital.
Morrissey’s Love Children (2005). No Way! Get Fucked! Fuck Off!, wav ing socks about music (Aus), CDR & digital.
Morrissey’s Love Children (2004). Be Gone, wav ing socks about music (Aus), CDR & digital.
Morrissey’s Love Children (2004). Be Than, wav ing socks about music (Aus), CDR & digital.
Morrissey’s Love Children (2004). Sound Asleep, wav ing socks about music (Aus), CDR & digital.
Morrissey’s Love Children (2004). Good Sense of Housekeeping, wav ing socks about music (Aus), CDR & digital.

SELECT LIVE PERFORMANCES

2019, February 26-March 3 soloist in Cat Hope’s noise opera Speechless; Perth International Arts Festival
event pagereview (ArtsReview)review (The Conversation)review (SeeSaw mag)

2019, January 25
with Monika Brooks (piano) at the NOWnow, Sydney
event page

2019, January 19
solo voice set at Tilde New Music Festival, Melbourne
event page

2019, January 19
with Katherine Philp (cello) and Carl Rosman (clarinets) playing pieces by Naima Fine Fine at Tilde New Music Festival, Melbourne
event page

2018, October 21
with Breaking Waves at Inland Festival, Perth
event page

2018, October 18
solo voice/possession set at the opening of the exhibitions ‘It is a long time since this moment’ (curated by Moana) and ‘This mess we’re in’ (curated by Tarsh Bates) as part of the Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference
Old Customs House, Fremantle
conference website

2018, March 26
voice with Aviva Endean (bass clarinet), Dale Gorfinkel (percussion) and Shoshana Rosenberg (bass clarinet) as part of Aviva & Shoshana development showing of ‘A Well-Set Table’
Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

2018, February 13
with Senyawa (ID) and Rama Parwata
Make It Up Club, Bar Open, Melbourne

2018, January 30
voice with Sean Baxter (drums) Phil Bywater (saxophones) Robin Fox (electronics) and Romy Seven (electronics)
Make It Up Club 20th Anniversary Festival
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2017, November 3
voice and drums with Eduardo Cossio (guitar) at the WAM Experimental Showcase
Paper Mountain, Northbridge
event page

2017, August 20
voices and possession duo with Andrew Harper at Overground Festival within the SuperSense Festival, Melbourne
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2017, August 11
invocation / sound poetry set at ‘Sounding Off’, Perth International Poetry Festival
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2017, July 28 & 29
principal vocalist in work-in-progress showing of Cat Hope’s noise opera Speechless
Vitalstatistix, Port Adelaide
event pagereviewCat’s project blog

2017, October 27
lead voice in Anne LeBaron’s ‘Concerto for Active Frogs’ and improvisation with Anne LeBaron and Perth improvisors, Perth
event page

2017, January 19
with Guylaine Cosseron (voice) [France] as part of the Audible Edge festival, Perth
festival event page

2016, August 5
recital of excerpts from ‘01sonate’ by Calum Roger at ZOUNDS! as part of the Perth Poetry Festival 2016
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2016, January 10
solo voice at ‘Club Zho 124’, 459 Bar, Perth
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2015, May 23
voice with Perth iMprov Collective and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang performing her piece ‘Gentle Steps’ as part of the Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth
event pagereview in RealTime Arts