Room40’s annual Open Frame Festival launches Thursday August 23 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. Pete Swanson (USA – former Yellow Swans) and Tujiko Noriko & Tyme (JPN) come together on a double-bill for an explosive opening to the month-long celebration of esoteric music and media arts.
Newly announced to the program of underground luminaries is a series of three events hosted by Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Arts: ‘Spectral Arrows’, Marco Fusinato’s durational noise performance (September 13); Norwegian power-electronics master Lasse Marhaug (September 27); and an afternoon lecture from composer Alan Licht (October 18).
Finally, the festival is rounded out by a closing showcase from local labels Bedroom Suck Records and Bon Voyage, October 26 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
The new announcements come as exciting additions to an already stellar festival lineup, including performances from Xiu Xiu (USA), Grouper (USA), Maria Minerva (UK), Benoît Pioulard (USA), High Wolf (FR), and Mist (USA), along with a host of hugely exciting guests.
Tickets are on sale now for another year of momentous Open Frame events, available online and from venues.
Events are presented by Room40, along with supporting partners The Brisbane Powerhouse, The Judith Wright Centre, IMA, SPA, and The Thousands.
OPEN FRAME FESTIVAL 2012 : AUG 23 – OCT 26
AUG 23 – Peter Swanson & Tujiko Noriko + Tyme (Judith Wright Centre)
AUG 29 – Maria Minerva w- Blank Realm & Tralala Blip (Judith Wright Centre)
SEPT 13 – Marco Fusinato (IMA)
SEPT 27 – Lasse Marhuag (IMA)
OCT 4 – Benoît Pioulard, Mist, High Wolf & Guests (Brisbane Powerhouse)
OCT 11 – Grouper & Guests (Brisbane Powerhouse)
OCT 18 – Aalan Licht – Afternoon Lecture (IMA)
OCT 18 – Xiu Xiu & Guests (Brisbane Powerhouse)
OCT 26 – Bedroom Suck / Bon Voyage Label Showcase (Judith Wright Centre)