Room40 Present: Mono 18 + 19

WHEN : 1st - 2nd August
WHERE : Institute of Modern Art

Room40 presents MONO 18 + MONO 19
Saturday 1 August
– William Basinski (USA)
– Makino Takashi (Japan)
– Jim O’Rourke: Multichannel Commission Premiere (performed by Lawrence English…Jim loves Japan and is staying there)
Sunday 2 August
– Hypnosis Display (Grouper + Paul Clipson) (USA)
– Ross Manning (Brisbane)

In 2015, Room40 is celebrating 15 years of cutting-edge music making with the label’s Room40 : 15 series. On the first weekend of August, Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art will host two exclusive sideshows for Room40’s Open Frame festival (at Sydney’s Carriageworks in late July).

Mono 18 and Mono 19, on Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August respectively, continues Room40 founder Lawrence English’s long standing commitment to curating some of the world’s finest experimental, sound art and avant-pop artists.

An Australian experimental label run by composer, artist and curator Lawrence English, Room40 has published over 150 editions from artists spanning almost every continent. Room40 is delighted to host this homecoming event, announcing the wave of artists to perform: William Basinski (USA), Hypnosis Display (Grouper + Paul Clipson, USA), Makino Takashi (JP), and Ross Manning (AU). Room40 has also commissioned a world premiere diffusion composition for Open Frame by Jim O’Rourke (USA/JP), which will be presented on his behalf on the evening by Lawrence English.

These events are made possible with support from Brisbane City Council Creative Sparks and Australia Council for the Arts.