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.

RECENT COLLABORATIONS

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 (o3.07.18), self released (Aus) digital.
Sound of the Mountain (2018). Residence #4: Sound of the Mountain, Residence (Aus) digital.
Various (2018). Fair Play 2, Fair Play (France) 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.
Eduardo Cossio (2017). Foliages, Dog Park Records (Aus) digital.
James Bradbury (2017). Biomimicry, Tone List (Aus) CD & 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)

Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.x., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.ix., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.viii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.vii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.vi.c. Three Tree Songs, self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.vi.b. Yurt Residence, self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.vi.a., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.v., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.iv., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.iii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.ii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2018). daily sketches 2018, vol.i., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). (not even remotely daily) sketches 2017, vol.xii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.xi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.x., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.ix., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.viii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.vii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.vi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.v., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). (not even remotely daily) sketches 2017, vol.iv., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.iii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.ii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2017). daily sketches 2017, vol.i., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.xii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.xi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.x., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.vix., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.viii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.vii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.vi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.v., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). (not even remotely daily) sketches 2016, vol.iv., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.iii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.ii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2016). daily sketches 2016, vol.i., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.xii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.xi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.x., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.ix., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.viii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.vii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.vi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.v., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.iv., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.iii. part.ii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.iii. part.i., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.ii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2015). daily sketches 2015, vol.i., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.xiii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.xii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.xi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.x., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.ix., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). birth day song (washing machine musick) (shamanic she wing), self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.viii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.vii., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.vi., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.v., self released (Aus) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.iv., self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶, self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.iii., self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). shamanic hen wig, self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.ii., self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2014). daily sketches 2014, vol.i., self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2013). daily sketches 2013, self released (Scotland) digital.
Sage Musick (2011). garden (ep), self released (Scotland) digital.

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

2017, August 22
with Michael McNab (percussion), Maria Moles (drums), Josten Myburgh (laptop, cowbell)
Make It Up Club, Melbourne
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2017, August 20
duo with Andrew Harper. Two humans, lots of voices.
Overground Festival within the SuperSense Festival, Melbourne
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2017, August 20
with Michael McNab (percussion) and Josten Myburgh (electronics, percussion)
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
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2017, March 28
with Bridgette Baini (Guitar) and Scott Viney (Drums)
Make It Up Club, Bar Open, Melbourne
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2017, March 24
with Michael McNab (drums) and Josten Myburgh (electronics)
Only, Aeso Studio, Melbourne
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2017, March 20
with Tone List Collective (Jameson Feakers, Dan O’Conor, Lenny Jacobs and Josten Myburgh)
Coma, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide
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2017, March 18
with Shoshana Rosenbergy (electronics) as Testicular Atrophy
Format, Adelaide
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Residence Series #2 ‘Four Nights of Invocation’
solo voice and percussion ritual workings:
2017, February 27 ‘Invocation of the Serpent Spirit’
2017, February 28 ‘Invocation of Choronzon’
2017, March 1 ‘Invocation of the Spirit of Plastic’
2017, March 2 ‘Invocation of Unknown Entity’
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2017, February 15
seven hours out of a 14 hour performance Antoine Beuger’s duet ‘un lieu pour être deux’ as part of the RAFT sounds project
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
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2017, January 19
voice with Guylaine Cosseron (voice) [france]
Babushka, Leederville as part of the Audible Edge festival
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2016, December 6
voice with Nat Grant (percussion & electronics)
Make It Up Club, Melbourne
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2016, August 13
solo recital of graphic scores including ‘Aria’ by John Cage at ‘Sound Unbound’, Spectrum Project Space, WAAPA
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2016, August 5
recital of excerpts from ‘01sonate’ by Calum Roger at ZOUNDS! as part of the Perth Poetry Festival 2016 at the Perth Artifactory.
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2016, June 23
voice with Breaking Waves Octet performing Josten Myburgh’s ‘octet (breaking waves)’ at the Tone List album launch, 459 Bar, Perth
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2016, June 3
voice, composer with Perth iMprov Collective at State Library of Western Australia
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2016, May 13
solo voice at ‘Shock of the New’ as part of Sound Spectrum 2016.1, Spectrum Project Space, Perth
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2016, January 10
solo voice at ‘Club Zho 124’, 459 Bar, Perth
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2015, November 6
solo voice, live looping at ‘TransTastic’ WA’s Inaugural Trans* and Non-Binary Talent Showcase, Connections, Perth
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2015, August 3
voice with Perth iMprov Collective featuring Craig Pedersen and Elizabeth Millar at
Club Zho 119, Jimmy’s Den, Perth
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2015, May 26
voice with Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and members of the Perth iMprov Collective at NoizMaschine #47
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2015, May 23
voice performing ‘Gentle Steps’ with Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and members of Perth iMprov Collective as part of the Totally Huge New Music Festival at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
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