82a Sunday Session 1st March 2015

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TODAY
&
Every Sunday
1:30pm – 6:30pm

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To guarantee yourself active participation
and to help facilitate technical requirements and the set up of the space
Please confirm via the form & make your needs known

You can drop in un-announced but there’s no guarantee of a spot or equipment

Potential line up 1st March 2015 thus far :
Adriana Diab piano
Sophie (?) Painter/poet
Craig Forbes percussion drums
Peter Busboom guitar
Alejandro Miranda guitars
Takayuki Suzuki drums
Melanie Eden vocals
Arron Manfield sax flute
Jean Laval handpan
Benni Seidel bass drums guitar

1:00pm is the deadline for setting up equipment provided by 82A

No time wasters please!!!

THE SCHEDULE (approximate)
10:00am to 1:00pm
Technical and spacial set up. Any assistance will be welcome. People with a particularly complex set up should attempt to get in during this period

1:30pm to 2:30pm Sound check and a period for throwing around ideas/structures people would like to try or prep for the 2nd period
2:45pm to 5:15pm Free and/or structured improvisation and/or/maybe ideas from the 1st period
5:30pm to 6:30pm “VA@82A” Essential amplification only, i.e, electric keyboards, electric guitars/bass or similar. Recording will be a mono mix using three vintage ribbon mics – centre room – quietest instruments and vocals closest
1952 Italian made Riem 230 Mignon
Riem 1952 230 Mignon
1945 RCA Varacoustic MI-6203
1945 RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D
1940 Electro-Voice V-1
1940s ElectroVoice V1

GOT AN IDEA? BRING IT!: There’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD and there’s a dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, a big blackboard, reams of paper and marker pens so everyone can be on the same page!

ALL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED (FREE)
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Register:
to get the full address and contact details for 82A activities

What activity you’d like to be involved in, what you do and what you’d like to do and what you need to do it!
Guitarists – this is to help ascertain the equipment 82a will need to source and/or set up

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Artist’s residence available. Alexandria Sydney Australia

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Artist residence:
Available immediately. A small simple sunny semi simply furnished room in a large, light, open plan, artist’s workshop & rehearsal studio
Rent: $175 wk – 3 wks in advance. Short or long term.
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Video Walk thru of the entire space

Sharing: Artist’s workspace, kitchen, bathroom, domestic costs/chores, electricity, cat.
In down times the rehearsal studio is available for personal use.
Co-inhabit with: One semi-retired but very active theatre/arts/musician type person (M). Likes to cook, share some meals, share conversation, an occasional drink (not often), occasional party (not often) and occasionally get completely trashed (not often). Smoker OK, though I quit.
Central to: Public Transport, shops, airport. Walk to Redfern station, City, Surry Hills, Newtown, Sydney Uni
It’s a live in working space
where a range of arts activities, dance/drama/music etc take place each week. There’s still plenty of free time.
It has been set up with a 7mtr x 7mtr sprung dance floor, mirrors, suspension points for aerial work, pole, sound system, lights, workshop/tools, sewing machines, work benches etc.
HERE for a full list of facilities and equipment
Suit: creative artist/theatre/dance practitioner
Preference will be given to: a mature female. The studio is used for dance rehearsals and photo shoots. Female participants are much more comfortable with an obvious female presence in the space. The room will go to a person who will utilize the facilities to further their art/craft/performance skills. It is NOT a domestic living space only. If you feel you meet the criteria, do the form below for the address and look see and a cup of tea and a chat and meet ‘C’ 4 cat

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‘C’ 4 cat

(no more pets allowed)
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About/Aims

The 82A Sunday Sessions
Every Sunday 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Free to performers and musicians interested in originality, improvisation, pushing the envelope, meeting like minded people
Registration required

Video Walk thru of the entire space

The sessions are:

  • In a relaxed private studio/rehearsal/theatre/space in Alexandria Sydney Australia away from the hype of the music, entertainment and theatre scene/s, where interesting stuff can happen. It is not a money making venture and not open to a public audience.
  • The sessions are free and open to musicians/performers/artists interested in, improvisation, expanding their boundaries, meeting new people, collaborating, constructive dialogue, jamming, being part of an intimate concert style performance very seven weeks [*]
  • Performers/musicians can show or work on their and other people’s material, have their own work appraised, push their envelope, leap off the deep end, meet like minded people and have fun doing it without the burden of logistics or having to hire a studio or gear. Full list of the facilities and equipment available
  • Participants need to register to be given an invitation

Aims/Method:

  • The content of the sessions are entirely dependent on the participants. There’s no guarantee who’ll be at each session, the level of ability and there is no strict order. Original work and constructive criticism will be encouraged.
  • Please bear in mind that what you see and hear when you first arrive is not indicative of the whole session. There might be a wait, it won’t be for ever, so stick around.
  • If there’s something specific you’d like to try, please consider how you can present it and speak up! There’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD. Also a scanner, dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, ‘Band in Box’ and big blackboard so everyone can be on the same page

NB: The Sunday Sessions are not for bands/groups/recording:

Documentation/Recordings/Video/Photography:

  • Sometimes the record button is pressed … sometimes not.
  • Recordings/photos/videos are published only so people can get an idea of what has and can happen and as a platform to demonstrate people’s abilities
  • Mix down/editing photos/video and publication on the 82A Sunday Sessions blog, A Minor detour blog, YouTube and/or Sound Cloud and other media is at the facilitator’s discretion and is only meant to be representative, not finished product.
  • Agreement/release of recordings/photos/video for publication is by participation. Example http://wp.me/p38vMA-hO. If you do not want to be recorded/published or your name to appear on the Sunday Sessions blog, YouTube, Sound Cloud or other media, please inform the facilitator on the day.
  • Example of project development from Sunday Sessions http://wp.me/p38vMA-iG

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Are you going to be in Sydney?
Are you a player, dancer, poet, wordsmith, writer, performer?
Looking for players or performers or just looking for a jam?
Register (free), to get the full address and contact details for 82A activities
Tell us what activity you’d like to be involved in or what you do and more importantly, what you’d like to do!

Profits from Concerts/Showcases and/or monies from the disposal/sale of Donated Equipment or equipment bought from donations: go to
IBMA is a non-profit association dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth who wish to follow a career in theatre
The Ian Bowie Memorial Association is a non-profit association
dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth who wish to follow a career in theatre/entertainment.
(The IBMA web site is currently being transferred and updated)

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The 82a Sunday sessions are supported by
We recommend, use and are given material support by Cases cases Stretch Mk1 Logo
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C©pyright applies. Do the right thing!

The recordings of the Sunday Sessions are free for you to listen to and download. Great isn’t it? However, they are copyrighted. If you upload any of the 82a Sunday Sessions recordings to your own blog or Sound Cloud or website or any other medium where it is made available to the public, don’t be lazy. Acknowledge the people who played on them. All the details are on each track like this Sound Cloud examplethx
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Studio facilities and equipment

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Performance Space Facilities:
Video Tour
We use and recommend
We recommend, use and are given material support by Cases cases
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Supported by
Stretch Mk1 Logo

BASICS
7 mtr x 7 mtr Sprung Dance Floor
Mirrors, Blacks, Professional Sound System
5mtr x 4 mtr Black Non-Skid Tarkett
Click on images to enlarge
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Is the space for hire at other times? Yessiree ma’am!
82A is a studio in a private residence, it is not a business or a commercial money making venture. All monies and contributions go towards keeping the Sunday Sessions free! INQUIRIES
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45mm diameter Chrome Dance Pole (spinning or static)
45mm diameter Chrome Dance Pole (spinning or static)
Tumbling Mats
Climber Sutra (US) Stunt Jerk Harness
Climber Sutra (US) Stunt Jerk Harness
100 mtr Abseiling rope
Figure 8 Descenders
Carabiners & associated rigging
Limited Suspension Points
(you must have a qualified rigger)


wide shot
P A System
Professional Sound System
FOH 2 x 15″ JBL 2 way
Behringer iNUKE NU3000 – Stereo 880 Watts per side
Fold Back 2 x 12″ Eminence 2 way
Amcron Micro-Tech 1200 – Stereo 480 Watts per side
1 x 16 Channel Mixer
1 x Presonus 24 Channel Stereo Mixer
EQ & Effects
CD Player – Access for Ipod/Mp3 players etc

Microphones / Leads / Stands:

4 x Shure SM58 Vocal Microphones
4 x Shure SM58
8 x SM57 Instrument Microphones
9 x SM57
1 x Shure 55SH classic
1 x Shure 55SH classic
(with 55SH Upgrade Kit)
Shure VP64
Shure VP64

1 x Sennheiser e835
1 x Sennheiser e835
Sennheiser e602-II
1 x Sennheiser e602-II
Sennheiser MD 421-II
1 x Sennheiser MD 421-II
1 x Electro-Voice 635A/B (circa 1965)
1 x Electro-Voice 635A/B (circa 1965)
2 x (Matched Pair) Rode NT55 Microphones
2 x (Matched Pair) Rode NT55 Microphones
1 x Behringer Dual Diaphram Condenser B-2 Pro
1 x Behringer Dual Diaphram Condenser B-2 Pro
2 x (Matched Pair) Behringer C-2
2 x (Matched Pair) Behringer C-2

RIBBON & VINTAGE MICS
click on th’ pics to enlarge
1 x RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D (circa 1945)
RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D 1945 RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D 1945 RCA Varacoustic MI-6203-D 1945
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2 x Steanes (Australia) 1946 Ellipsoid Ribbon Microphons
steanes 1946 elipsoid ribbon steanes 1946 elipsoid ribbon
Both bought on EBay. One from John, a local musician Redfern Sydney. Hand delivered.
Had the foamies bad, wiring busted, ribbon sagging slightly but otherwise in very good condition.
steanes 1946 elipsoid ribbon motor 01
Cleaned out the gunky foam. Took the slight sag out of the ribbon, replaced wiring and cable and gave it an XLR, used a foam wind filter to replace the rotten ‘pop’ shield fabric (can now be easily washed), spit and polish, fired it up with a Fethead … rich & warm (need to push the top end ever so slightly) … a beauty!
steanes 1946 elipsoid ribbon label steanes 1948 advert
The second I’ve yet to refurbish
Steanes 1946 Ellipsoid ribbon no# 2 Steanes 1946 Ellipsoid ribbon no# 2 02
Apart from the casing damage & the same foam deterioration, the motor looks to be in about the same condition as the first. Although the casing is really bashed about the ribbon looks perfect – will find out soon enough!

2 x Beyerdynamic M500 Ribbons
Beyerdynamic M500 Ribbons

2 x 1960’s Reslo RBT/L Ribbon
Reslo Ribbon Microphone RBT/L 30-50 ohm
6 x Triton FetHead
FetHead PreAmp

1 x 1960s Reslo Beeb by Xaudia

1 x 1940s Electro-Voice V-1 Ribbon

1 x 1960s Shure 330 Uni-Ron Ribbon SN#530
1960s Shure 330 Uni-Ron ribbon SN530 01 1960s Shure 330 Uni-Ron ribbon SN530 02

1 x 1952 Shure 315s Ribbon
1952 Shure 315S Ribbon

1 x 1952 Riem 230 Mignon Ribbon
1952 Riem 230 Mignon 01 1952 Riem 230 Mignon 02 1952 Riem 230 Mignon

1 x Fostex M88RP Flat Coil Printed Ribbon Dynamic (SN# 107069 1984?)
1 x Fostex M88RP Flat Coil Printed Ribbon Dynamic (SN# 107069 1984?) Fostex M88RP Ribbon  02 Fostex M88RP Ribbon 03 Fostex M88RP Ribbon Mic
Bought from Pete’s Musicians Market Newtown Sydney 1994 for about Au$40.00 — Price now :-)
Great for guitar cabinets, brass, vocals, double bass, bass drum. With a FetHead PreAmp it’s simply delicious! Phantom power for the FetHead doesn’t get through to the mic BTW.
Full description HERE

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1 x Altec 670B (circa 1950’s)
Currently out if service, my bad! Magnets sucked a screw onto the ribbon.
Altec 670B 1950's Altec 670B 1950's
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I refurbished this 1940’s Shure 55 Fatboy for Philip Cleary a regular to the Sessions
Shure 55 1940s Fatboy Shure 55 1940s Fatboy
Stripped down, cleaned, polished, new acoustic silks (double to stop the ‘pop’), 55SH Upgrade Kit & simplified mount set slightly further back into the body than usual, 6mtr XLR cable, retaining the original connector at the body. The double silks and deeper placement of the element eliminate popping altogether. It’s a really nice mic!!
Shure 55 1940s Fatboy Shure 55 1940s Fatboy
SOLD!
The weight, size, polished finish, shape is solid and it sounds like it looks & feels … clean, big, fat and mean. I am really surprised at the difference between a newer body with the exact same upgrade element and the fuller richer sound with that element in the larger ‘FatBoy’ body. I’m guessing its the ambience of the inner space. I’m jealous! I’m gonna do one for me!
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Crystal Mics
1 x Turner Model 22X circa 1940’s Serial No# 33750
Turner 22X 1940s SN 33750 Turner 22X 1940s SN 33750 02 Turner 22X 1940s SN 33750 Turner 22X 1940s SN 33750

1 x Tecnico Model 80 (SN#1319)
Made in Australia Marrickville NSW circa 1952
Tecnico Model 80 Marrickville NSW SN#1319 01 Tecnico Model 80 Marrickville NSW SN#1319 02 Tecnico Model 80 Marrickville NSW SN#1319 04 Tecnico Model 80 Marrickville NSW SN#1319 05 Tecnico Model 80 Marrickville NSW SN#1319 04

Belcat Egt 220 Transducers for acoustic instruments
Belcat Egt 220 Transducers for acoustic instruments
FetHead Piezo PreAmp
1 x FetHead Piezo PreAmp
1 x Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200  Preamp
1 x Behringer TUBE ULTRAGAIN MIC200 Preamp

DI’s :

5 x  ULTRA-DI DI20
5 x ULTRA-DI DI20
1 x Legacy DI 1 Active DI
1 x Legacy DI 1 Active DI
1 x Leem direct-box NDR-40
1 x Leem direct-box NDR-40

Keyboards:

Technics SX-PC15 Digital Piano

Technics SX-PC15 Digital Piano

Clive Little 01
The fabulous Clive Little and an anonymous donor have generously provided an 88 key Technics SX-PC15 Digital Piano/Keyboard

Roland ED Midi SoundCanvas SC-8850

Roland ED Midi SoundCanvas SC-8850

Peavey KB100 Keyboard Amplifier

Peavey KB100 Keyboard Amplifier

KAWAI KC20 Keyboard

KAWAI KC20 Keyboard 61 keys
User’s Manual


Drums:

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Basic kit:
22″ Kick
10″ Tom
12″ Tom
14″ Floor tom

Snares:

Premiere 1930's Dominion series (battle scarred)

1 x Vintage Premiere 1930’s
Dominion series (UK)

Snares Top & Bottom
(battle scarred)


Drouyn deep marching double snare.

Drouyn (Australia)
Naval Issue Marching
(12″ deep)
Snares Top & Bottom
Shell Australian Rose Alder

Dixon Piccolo Snare Bronze Shell

1 x Dixon Piccolo Snare
Bronze Shell

Afuche/Cabasa

1 x small Afuche/Cabasa

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Cymbals:
1 x Meinl 22″ Heavy Ride
1 x Meinl 20″ Jazz Ride
1 x Zildjian 20″ China
1 x Paiste 18″ crash
1 x Sabian 17″ crash
Some trashy cymbals
1 x Paiste 404 14″ Hi Hat

Percussion:
Congas
I mentioned the Sunday Sessions in passing conversation with a young couple in Allans Music. They thought it was a good idea and out of the blue donated the deposit for a layby on the congas I’d been looking at acquiring by hook or by crook. I am continually overwhelmed by people’s generosity!
Thanks to all!
(All donated equipment and equipment purchased by donation, will eventually be sold and the proceeds will go towards the Ian Bowie Memorial Association who provide small grants for courses and mentoring for under privileged youth who wish to pursue a career in the theatre and entertainment industries)
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1 set x (2) Pearl Timbales
Found at a bus stop
in the rain

3 x Tamborines Heavy, Medium, Light
Shakers, gourds, cowbells, junk

Drums record something like on this track

Basses/Amp:

Gallien Krueger 400RB (200 Watt) 15 JBL & Piezo horn

Gallien Krueger 400RB (200 Watt)
15″ JBL & Piezo horn


If you have an instrument bring it. If you don’t have an electric bass there are these:
Hohner B2 Steinberger copy

Hohner B2 Steinberger
Good sustain, nice tone


Samick Jazz Bass

Samick Jazz Bass
Good tone & sustain over the entire fretboard
Found in a Sydney Laneway!


Ibanez AEB8E Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar

Ibanez AEB8E Acoustic Electric Bass Guitar

Guitars/Amps:

If you have an instrument bring it. If you don’t have an electric guitar there are these:
Ibanez stagestar - found in a laneway in Sydney

Ibanez Stage Star ’97 – Strat Copy
Also found in a Sydney laneway
S/N H9705628 Terada, Japan 1997)


Fender Squier Bullet Strat

Fender Squier Bullet Strat
FOR SALE $275
INQUIRE


Sakai - SG copy circa 1970's

Sakai – SG copy
British made circa 1970’s
It rocks!

Vox AC30C2

Vox AC30C2
Valve – 30 watt


Vox AC30C2

What can I say?
IT’S NICE!!!


Roland JC-120

Roland JC-120
120 Watts of clean sound


Fender Princeton 65 DSP

1 x Fender Princeton 65 DSP
65 watt Solid State
Built in Fx
It’s got a Fender sound
.. and smell!


Fender Princeton 65 DSP 12" Fender Speaker

12″ Fender Speaker

Recording Facilities:
24 Track PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2

1 x 24 Track PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2


Software/Daw:
Sonar X2 Producer
Sound Forge 10
iZotope Ozone 5 – etc
Microphones: as above
Monitoring:
SonyTA-1120A

SonyTA-1120A


Audio Reflex
Behringer Truth B2031A - Bowers & Wilkins DM12

Behringer Truth B2031A – Bowers & Wilkins DM12


Hyundai SW-HY-1010


Lighting:

Chauvet Par64 led RBG 01
8 x Par64 RBG Led Lights
Chauvet Obey70 DBX control 01
1 x Chauvet Obey70 12 Channel Control
Strand Patt23 01
4 x Strand Patt23 650watt Profile Spots
2 x Par64 300watt QI

Rave Fog Machine 01
1 x Rave Smoke machine

Video:
1 x Go Pro HERO3 Black
1 x FujiFilm Finepix REAL 3D
Software:
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Veedub64 etc
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Are you going to be in Sydney?
Are you a player, dancer, poet, wordsmith, writer, performer?
Looking for players or performers or just looking for a jam?
Join in. Register, it’s FREE, to get the full address and contact details for 82A activities
Tell us what activity you’d like to be involved in or what you do and more importantly, what you’d like to do!

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82a Sunday Session 22nd February 2015

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Them what was here: Alejandro Miranda guitars (Mexico), Takayuki Suzuki drums (Japan), Melanie Eden vocals (Australia), Craig Collinge keyboards (Australia), Peter Busboom guitar FX (Germany via the USA), Arron Manfield sax flute (Australia), Jean Laval handpan (France), James Cameron Guitar (Australia), Benni Seidel bass drums guitar (Australia)
Takayuki Suzuki
Takayuki Suzuki

More pics and sounds soon

Want to become involved?

To guarantee yourself active participation
and to help facilitate technical requirements and the set up of the space
Please confirm via the form & make your needs known
1:00pm is the deadline for setting up equipment provided by 82A

No time wasters please!!!
THE SCHEDULE (approximate)
10:00am to 1:00pm
Technical and spacial set up. Any assistance will be welcome. People with a particularly complex set up should attempt to get in during this period
1:30pm to 2:30pm Sound check and a period for throwing around ideas/structures people would like to try or prep for the 2nd period
2:45pm to 5:15pm Free and/or structured improvisation and/or/maybe ideas from the 1st period
5:30pm to 6:30pm “VA@82A” = Virtually Acoustic – essential amplification only for acoustic instruments, voice

GOT AN IDEA? BRING IT!: There’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD and there’s a dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, a big blackboard, reams of paper and marker pens so everyone can be on the same page!

ALL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED (FREE)

·–· · ––· ·· ··· – · ·–·
Register:
to get the full address and contact details for 82A activities

What activity you’d like to be involved in, what you do and what you’d like to do and what you need to do it!

Guitarists – this is to help ascertain the equipment 82a will need to source and/or set up

Subscribe to (or leave) the 82a Sunday Sessions Newsletter

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82a Sunday Session 15th February 2015

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Peter Busboom guitar, Arron Manfield saxes flute percussion, Craig Forbes percussion drums, Fergus Leahy guitar bass, Benni Seidel guitar keyboard audio, Craig Collinge keyboards drums, Anthony ? sax drums, Melanie Eden vocals
Some recording, some pics.
@ 17th Feb – Will update this page when it’s all mixed/rendered
2 sax
To guarantee yourself active participation
and to help facilitate technical requirements and the set up of the space

Dance/movement performers. There’s a sprung dance floor, Tarkett, facilities to suspend, opportunity to collaborate with musicians, writers etc.
FULL LIST OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE
Please confirm/ask questions and/or make your needs known

THE SCHEDULE (approximate)
10:00am
Technical and spacial set up. Any assistance will be welcome. People with a particularly complex set up should attempt to get in before the session starts

1:30pm to 2:30pm A period for throwing around ideas/structures people would like to try and any prep necessary for the 2nd period
2:45pm to 5:15pm Free and/or structured improvisation and/or/maybe ideas from the 1st period
5:30pm to 6:30pm “VA@82A” = Virtually Acoustic Free and/or structured improvisation with essential amplification only

What you hear or see when you arrive doesn’t indicate or dictate the whole afternoon. There’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD and there’s a dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, ‘Band in Box’, a big blackboard, reams of paper and marker pens so everyone can be on the same page

Address, full details and participation only on registration via the form
ALL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED (FREE)
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Are you going to be in Sydney? Are you a player, dancer, poet, wordsmith, writer, performer? Looking for players or performers or just looking for a jam?

Register: to get the full address and contact details for 82A activities
Tell us what activity you’d like to be involved in, what you do and what you’d like to do!

* This is to help ascertain the equipment 82a will need to source and/or set up

Subscribe to (or leave) the 82a Sunday Sessions Newsletter

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82a Sunday Session 8th February 2015

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Them what was here : Melanie Eden vocals, Philip Cleary voice, Sven Thorin bass, Peter Busboom guitar, Arron Manfield flute sax, Fergus Leahy guitar, Benni Seidel drums

No pics, no recordings
arron and benni

To guarantee yourself active participation
and to help facilitate technical requirements and the set up of the space
Please confirm & make your needs known
It’d be great to see some experimental movement people actually make it.
There’s a sprung dance floor, tarkett, mirrors, suspension points @ 5mtr & @ 4.5mtr for trapeze/silks/ropes
1 static pole & 1 spinning pole @ 2.8mtr Full list of facilities and equipment
The possibility of collaborating with musicians, wordsmiths, writers.
Need to know in advance for active participation


THE SCHEDULE: approximate NB: 15 minute breaks actually means no amplification or drums
10:00am Technical and spacial set up: Any assistance will be welcome. People with a particularly complex set up, rigging and/or spacial needs should attempt to get in before 1:00pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm A period for last minute set up, sound check and throwing around ideas/structures people would like to try or prep for the 2nd and 3rd period
2:45pm to 5:15pm Free and/or structured improvisation and/or/maybe ideas from the 1st period
5:30pm to 6:30pm “VA@82A” = Virtually Acoustic Free and/or structured improvisation with essential amplification only
Drummers: There is a quite adequate close miked drum kit
Bass Players: 200Watt in house bass rig

What you hear or see when you arrive doesn’t indicate or dictate the whole afternoon. If you have an idea, there’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD and a dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, ‘Band in Box’, a big blackboard, reams of paper and marker pens so everyone can be on the same page!

ROOM FOR RENT: Details HERE

Are you a player, dancer, poet, wordsmith, writer, performer? Looking for players or performers or just looking for a jam?

Register: to get the full address and contact details for 82A activities
GUITARISTS: there are three adequate guitar amps for share. Bringing your own amp does not mean you can play for the entire session. The following is to help ascertain what 82a will need to source and/or set up

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82a Sunday Session 1st February 2015

Them what was here: Melanie Eden vocals, Tim Reeves drums, Peter Busboom guitar, Arron Manfield, Craig Collinge keyboard, Ryan Light guitar, Fergus Leahy guitar, Benni Seidel guitar bass. Visitors: Alistair (Azo) Bell, John Samaha …

No pics. No recording.

Disappointing. It was a bit like a group of people all trying to push a ball
theball
in different directions at the same time.

The Sound Cloud archive shows the potential when people listen and cooperate

If you’d like to be involved, to guarantee yourself active participation
and to facilitate the technical requirements and the set up of the space
Please confirm & make your needs known
No time wasters please!!!

You can still drop in un-announced
but there’s no guarantee of a spot or that there’ll be equipment provided

No longer attempting to record everything
In the past the recording of a lot of moments of magical musical genius :-) were missed when people started to play without much consideration for anything else that’s been going on.
The room will now be unceremoniously told when the ‘tape’ is rolling

If you don’t wish to be recorded/photographed/videoed or have your name appear
on the 82a Sunday Session blog, Sound Cloud, YouTube and/or other public media, please inform the facilitator on the day

Strict neighbour breaks of 15 minutes
No amplification or drums

Guitarists: We love ya butt(spl?)
it’s a small studio and there are already three adequate amps to share
Fender Princeton 65 watt – Roland JC 120 watt – Vox AC 30 watt
At times there have been up to six guitar amps (on one occasion all in use at once)
If you insist on using your own amp, it’s not going to guarantee you can play all the time
Please advise if you’re willing to allow other people to use it (not mandatory)
so we know which house amps to include in the set up and the allocation of recording resources

THE SCHEDULE
10:00am
Technical and spacial set up. Any assistance will be welcome. People with a particularly complex set up should attempt to get in before the session starts

Doors open on a new time frame
1:30pm to 2:30pm
A period for throwing around ideas/structures people would like to prep for the 2nd period
2:45pm to 5:15pm Free and/or structured improvisation. If it hasn’t been discussed in the first period, forget it.
5:30pm to 6:30pm “VA@82A” = Virtually Acoustic free and/or structured improvisation with essential amplification only

Drummers: There is a substantial close miked drum kit on a riser. There is no room for a second kit!

Bass Players: There’s an adequate in house bass rig

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What you hear or see when you arrive doesn’t indicate or dictate the whole afternoon. There’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD and there’s a dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, ‘Band in Box’, a big blackboard, reams of paper and marker pens so everyone can be on the same page!

Address, full details and participation only on registration via the form

ALL FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED (FREE)
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Are you going to be in Sydney? Are you a player, dancer, poet, wordsmith, writer, performer? Looking for players or performers or just looking for a jam?

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82a Sunday Session 25th January 2014

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Them what was here: Sylvia Shrewsbury, Nick McGettigan, Melanie Eden, Marianna, Philip Cleary, Benni Seidel
We painted the studio floor. Finished, it looks like this.
01 25 2015 studio floor pan s
Nice eh? The process it went thru to get to this point can be seen on the vid

It was going to be an 8mtr x 8 mtr timelapse abstract painting across the entire studio floor in two processes. 1st in gray*, then a second layer in colour washes. We ran out of time. At least the studio floor is now protected and looking good.
Application was by roller, brush, splatter, mop, drop, bodies, wheelchair and luck. Not the greatest work of art but hey, it was fun!

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Audio track – 01 19 2014 D Just Jammin’ – Frankie Farrugia drums, Alistair Bell guitar R, Claudio Russino piano, Mick Dick bass, Alan McKenna guitar L, Benni Seidel keyboard engineer edit mix. Recorded at the 19th January 2014 82a Sunday Session Sydney Australia

* Grey is a white base with black added. Gray is a white base with a touch of coarse Red, Blue, Yellow, Ochre pigments and a touch of black.
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Whatever coloured light is shined onto gray, it will become that colour.
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Red and Blue, Green and Yellow lights combined onto gray first appear almost white to the eye.
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Normal Sunday Sessions
if there is such a thing, resume on
Sunday 1st February 2015
1:30pm – 6:30pm

(extended by another half hour)

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