Laptop / Beats
Yarkhob, Feeding Ear
10pm Tuesday 13 August
The Bakery, Northbridge
$10/Sonix Members/THNMF Ticket Holders/ ICMC Delegates Free Entry
Bookings: nowbaking.com.au Door Sales available
The late night escape for the Festival, the Club program features a Western Australian Showcase presented in association with WAM and curated by Sam Gillies. The Club will also feature works from the ICMC program.
Yarhkob [Jake Steele] is an electronic music producer and composer who creates a variety of experimental styles ranging from hip hop to drum and bass to trippy ambient soundscapes. He performs solo under the alias ‘Yarhkob’ which incorporates his own scrap metal samples and field recordings mixed with heavy bass and analogue synths. Utilising Ableton Live and MAX/MSP Jake samples scrap metal live then cuts it up on the fly into a full track.
Feeding | Ear [Matt Mclean] has been producing and performing music from a live and studio background since 2003. His feeding | ear releases would be best described as a mixture of ambient and experimental electronics, with a focus on melody, alternative time signatures, unusual textures and timbres, and moving evolving arrangements. He has had multiple nominations over the years for The West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM) Song of The Year (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) for his songs ‘Empire’ (09′), ‘Release’ (10), ‘Seether’ (11), ‘Crawling in the Garden’ (11) collaborative effort ‘hibiki and feeding | ear – Compression and Release'(11), and Lilt – Swim (winter sleep rework) (12) as well as winning the WAM Electronic/Dance Song of The Year 2010 for ‘Into Another’. His film score work has received recognition, winning the RevelationRevel8 Film Festival Best Music Score 2010. During their studies at WAAPA Matt and fellow student, Louise Penman, formed ‘Lilt’, a live electronic outfit mixing Matt’s electronic production style combined with Louise Penman’s soaring vocals and ear for strong melody. Lilt have had several tracks featured on JJJ Unearthed as well as on JJJ on Home and Hosed, Sound Lab, and regular programming, played sold out shows at Villa and had over 250 through the door of Geisha for their EP launch, as well as having the RTRFM feature EP and Drum Media EP of the week for their debut release ‘Swim’.
The West Australian Showcase is presented in association with WAM and supported by the State Government of Western Australia through the Contemporary Music Fund of the Department of Culture and the Arts.