Category Archives: Tone List

TL Birthday, Gigs

Tone List has turned 1! Thanks to everyone who bought a CD, caught a gig, or played a show. So far we’ve released nine works from Perth and Australian artists, with the 10th out tomorrow (see Highgate Continental at a 6pm tomorrow). Big plans for the year to come.

Gigs tonight with orphans and ßß at the Flytrap, 7:30. It’s been a while since we’ve hit together, so I’m looking forward to it. Then plenty of stuff throughout July with Tchake, James Bradbury, and all the regulars.

Recording sessions coming up for Lee/Jacobs/O’Connor and ßß and almost definitely orphans, if all the moons align.

Checkout IN/EX too, it’s a year old now, but if you’ve never heard it it’ll be so, so fresh.

Audible Edge

This week Tone List, TURA and Perth’s finest experimentalist embark on Audible Edge. This four day festival of exploratory, experimental and improvised music kicks off on Thursday 19/1 and we are very excited to welcome artists from Austria, Denmark, France and Norway to create in Perth.

Tonight you can learn all about it on RTRFM 92.1’s Audible Edge Special (thanks to the Difficult Listening team for putting this together).  Many Perth artists will be interviewed and Sage Pbbbt and I are playing a tune live.

This is going to be a really cool week, get involved!

In other news, Playing tomorrow night at the Fly by Night in Fremantle with Eduardo Cossio’s Gerygone and getting around with the Riley Pearce Band. Checkout some of these gigs.

‘Tis the season…

After a great couple of weeks with Keith Tippet and many Perth friends/heavies it’s time for something a little different. Monday I’m hitting with Djuna Lee and Josten Myburgh in our new trio project for TURA’s iMprov series. Also playing that night DALZIEL/LANA/MAYNARD and Dane Yates.

Then, Tuesday through Sunday I’m playing solo sets at my house for Residence #1. I’ll be joined by different local improvisers and exploratory musicians each night. It’s fair to say, I’m looking forward to listening to everyone else as much as playing, if not more.

Of course this week is not all about me, checkout sweet gigs Scale Variable 4 and Outcome Unknown #4 for Dan-free, genre expanding music.

Albums and interviews

I’m really looking forward to playing with Dom Barrett and Behn Greene this Thursday, as orphans, at the launch of our debut album ‘the consequence of following‘, out on Tone List. We have some great support for the night. Indi Coole, Djuna Lee, Alana Macpherson, Pedro Alvarez and Tourist Kid all contributing.

I recently answered some question from Stephanie Eslake at CutCommon about the orphans album and my solo work, IN/EX. Have a read to get some context before the gig, Thursday.

Taking a breath with Dan O’Connor