09 PM | 29 May

AFROBEATS at Uber Lingua

… St Jeromes May 31st

After featuring Chief Boima from San Francisco, doing the Melbourne Funk Ball 3, presenting Japanese rappers Makkenz and Potato Master, hosting assorted Brisbanians, being involved in 5 events at last weekend’s Emerging Writers Festival including our brand new Ya Lingo multi-lingual MC Cipher concept… this Thursday is the final instalment in what has been one of the busiest months in Uber Lingua’s Melbourne history….

Earlier in the year we were invited to play at the last ever Melbourne Afrobeats festival, and have reciprocated the favour by inviting the crew who present that fest down to St Jeromes for a one off Afrobeats party!


Those guys are the Ujahmaa Soundsystem

Showcasing a tapestry of poetic ghetto gospel spiced with contemporary urban rhythms from indigenous cultures of the developing world, Ujahmaa Soundsystem are fronted by a collective of deejays and emcees, from Kenya, Cuba, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, New Zealand and local homegrown talent toasting big tunes from afrobeats, hip hop, reggae, kwaito, r&b, dancehall, psychedelic funk, soul, salsa, reggaeton, roots music with an urban ghetto feel.

Soon settling in a new arts bar and lounge in the heart of the city (Red Violin) and launching their own independent record label, Ujahmaa Soundsystem’s clash with Uber Lingua at St. Jeromes offers you a rare opportunity to experience and sample their musical spirit.

Featured suspects at this week’s gig at St Jeromes, deejays Flavio ex-Cuba (no cigars! Just good music), Ras Kauzi (Uganda), Bongo (Kenya), wicked emcee Presye RifRaf (Zimbabwe) clashing against Uber Lingua’s finest.

From Uber Lingua will be DJs Ume & Mr Fish (both Afrobeat specialists), bP and more including some surprise MCs… the turnover of DJs will be pretty quick with lotsa back to back action…

when: Thursday May 31st 6pm-1am where: St Jeromes 7 Caledonian Lane Melb CBD how much: $0 http://www.uberlingua.com/melb

07 PM | 29 May

Subjects – wanted

The Effects of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) on electrical brain activity.

The Centre for Intelligent Systems and Complex Process (CISCP) along with the Brain Sciences Institute (BSI) are seeking healthy male participants for research focusing on the effects of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) on electrical brain activity.

Participants who pass inclusion criteria will be asked to participate in a single testing session at the Brain Sciences Institute, where they will be administered variable concentrations of nitrous oxide/oxygen gas mixture. During the inhalation of the gas mixture participants will have their electrical brain activity recorded using electroencephalography (EEG), a non-invasive method which records electrical brain activity from the scalp via a standard cap.

Inclusion Criteria: Between the ages of 20-40 years Male Non-smoker Satisfactory general health No history of psychiatric/mental illness (including epilepsy) No history of medical sleep apnoea (snoring) No history of adverse reaction to Nitrous Oxide No history of regular analgesia or sedation treatments

Nitrous Oxide (N2O): N2O is a colourless gas with a sweet odour and taste. Participants will be administered varying concentrations of N2O, higher concentrations of which may induce nausea or emesis (vomiting) in some cases. N2O has been used as an analgesic and mild anaesthetic in medicine for over 150 years. In more recent times N2O is used as an analgesic in dentistry and  paediatrics.

The popularity of N2O in both sedation and analgesia is testament to the efficacy and safety of this gas.

Please contact Brett Foster for more information: Ph: 9214-5543(w); 0407413583(m) email: bfoster@swin.edu.au

02 AM | 29 May

Audio Visual Laptop Art

  • FWD: WANTED Audio Visual Laptop Artists

We’re in need of clued up, dynamic, visually conceptual and smart laptop masterminds to join forces with a set of neo tech-heads. Our aim is to further develop an organic and vibrant movement of thinkers and doers, with the support of individual’s who are inspired and passionate about their art form. Coming in June 2007 is a weekly audiovisual get together, where visual artists will get paid to play…

To become part of this AV movement we need from you a 15min visual demo (DVD) or link to a site with your fine work. Please keep to the 15min timeline, as longer examples of work will not be reviewed. Preferential treatment will be given to geeks, nerds and avant-garde laptop masterminds. All works will be treated with the utmost of confidentiality and all copyright elements adhered to.

Please send DVD demos to the address below or for further information please contact Bee on: Bee music:art:people Suite 127 / 278 Church Street Richmond, VIC 3121 bee@musicartpeople.com

02 AM | 29 May

Soundart – calls

Call: soundart for SoundLAB – Edition V Theme: soundSTORY deadline 1 August 2007 ————————————— SoundLAB – sonic art project environments http://soundlab.newmediafest.org is currently preparing its fifth edition looking for new soundart works.

In 2004, SoundLAB was launched as a corporate part of the global networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP – http://rrf200x.newmediafest.org on occasion of BEAP – Electronic Art Festival Perth/Australia 2004, but started soon also individually acting as an environment for sonic art.

Edition IV was launched in October 2006 under the title “memoryscapes” incorporating 144 artists and 235 soundart pieces dealing with “memory and identity” in most different ways, and it became corporate part of the media art show ://selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem – a show for Peace http://self.engad.org. – which is currently running at MACRO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rosario/Argentina http://www.marcromuseo.org.ar . Edition V stands under the theme: –> “soundSTORY” exploring “sound” as a tool for storytelling. Therefore besides the soundart piece itself, the story this piece is telling has a particular relevance.

SoundLAB is inviting soundartists, musicians and composers to submit such a soundart narrative.

Please find all entry details and the submission form on http://www.nmartproject.net/netex/?p=24

02 AM | 29 May

Realise Your Dream _ Awards


Applications for the 2007 Realise Your Dream awards are now open. Enter now for your chance to win one of the six creative industry prizes we have on offer.

The prizes offer Australians aged 21-28 with skills in the creative industries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with British leaders in their respective fields. Each prize includes a tailor-made work experience programme in the UK, a return flight and $8000 to cover living expenses while you are there.

The British Council will use its creative contacts in the UK to set up a personal tailored work experience programme for you in the UK. Visit the Winners’ Gallery section for examples of past experiences.

This opportunity is open to Australians working in: industrial and object design, design, fashion, moving image, advertising, words, production, direction, architecture and music.

The Realise Your Dream application process has two key steps as follows:

1. Applicants must complete the online registration form

2. Applicants must produce a three-minute DVD that explains their dream and how a short professional trip to the UK will help achieve it. This DVD must be sent to: Realise Your Dream Application, c/o British Council Australia, PO Box 88, Edgecliff, NSW, 2027

Both requirements must be completed by Tuesday 31 July 2007. (DVDs will be accepted if postmarked Tuesday 31 July 2007).