Sunday 13 October 2019, 7.30pm

Sunn Trio + Severin Black & Owen Pratt

More than 10 years after the demise of Sun City Girls as an entity, something wild and weird has now surfaced, grown and ripened in the heat and dust of the same desert. Described as “deep spirited, Arabic-music-tinged free jazz-punk and harsh exotica”, Sunn Trio’s ever-evolving ensemble digests a number of genres, spitting them back out in “creative destruction."

Carrying on a long tradition of sun-beaten Phoenix punk, Sunn Trio evokes the sweltering and hallucinatory Arizona desert. Echoes of Sonny Sharrock, John McLaughlin, and Sir Richard Bishop can be heard in Robinson’s fiery blurs of guitar. Imagine the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 in full force, echoing from behind a curtain of bitter haze. Founded by Joel Robinson in 2010, the ever-changing band has been constantly recording and self-releasing material in the form of tapes and, in 2017, their first LP.

Wielding Indo-Arabian Saz & white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene.

Severin Black & Owen Pratt

one-over-f is a collaboration between Severin Black and Owen Pratt. Starting with rhythms taken from field recordings they had been making, they construct audio landscapes routed in the natural world. Bamboo creaking in the wind, bats communicating at dusk, the sound of electric pylons and magnetic fields are combined with snatches of Taiko drums culled from an old VHS. By combining sounds with specific connotations and textural properties, they aim to construct rich, hyperreal sonic environments.

Severin Black is a sound artist and plays under the solo moniker Nape.

Owen Pratt works as a sound artist. He plays in Uncanny Valley whose debut album ‘Ugashia’ was released in 2019 and runs NTS’s 'Flesh and Bone Sessions'.