Saturday, January 24, 2009

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC / ONE OF US CANNOT BE WRONG



MUSIC BY VISUAL ARTISTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY (CCP)

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10
8:30–11PM

PHILIP BROPHY
GOSSIPPOP
DARREN SYLVESTER

The Toff
Curtin House
Level 2 252 Swanston St
Melbourne AUS


Curated by Marco Fusinato YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC is an ongoing series of musical performances by visual artists. YOU DON’T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC/ONE OF US CANNOT BE WRONG is presented in conjunction with Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and will feature performances by three artists from the current CCP exhibition One of Us Cannot Be Wrong.

Philip Brophy’s Stadium is a live music performance for solo drums and showgirl dancers. The concept of the piece is to present a quasi-orgiastic celebration of rhythm staged theatrically within the mock pyrotechnica of 'the rock gig'. An almost cartoon-like staging unfolds, with Philip Brophy bare-chested and adorned with long flowing black metal-dude hair, flailing away at the drums, flanked by two exuberant explosive dancers. No words. No guitars. No other visible instruments. Just a set of skins sandwiched by skin.

Gossippop is an ongoing art project that melds gossip with pop via live performance and video. In collaboration with her brother Phil, Sue Dodd’s DIY pseudo ‘band’ performance combines addictive tabloid narratives and imagery with manufactured electro in a lo-fi, funny and often disturbing simulacra of the celebrity pop spectacle and mass-media culture.

Darren Sylvester uses a number of guitar pedals and samples to sing songs about chemotherapy, 9-11 telephone conversations and Phil Spector’s favourite chords. He will be performing songs from his debut album—described during the mastering stage as sounding like a cross between 1980’s The Church and Spandau Ballet. Sylvester’s album is made in conjunction with Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art exhibition Contemporary Australia: Optimism.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008


MATT "SKITZ" SANDERS Vs POLETOPRA (ANTHONY PATERAS / MARCO FUSINATO)

MATT "SKITZ" SANDERS Vs OREN AMBARCHI / ROB MAYSON)

(SEAN BAXTER CANCELLED)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008



Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
Music by Visual Artists

CHARLES IVES SINGERS
Victor Meertens : Alexis Ensor : David Palliser + Special Guest
HEAD PARTS 1974
John Aslanidis : Martha McDonald : Geoff Newton : Andrew Newton
PAGAN DAWN
Jonathan Hochman : Christopher Hanrahan

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
Tuesday July 22, 8:30 – 11pm
$10 entry

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008





Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
Music by Visual Artists

DOMENICO DE CLARIO
MOFFARFARRAH (CHRISTOPHER LG HILL)
ROD COOPER

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
Tuesday May 13, 8:30 – 11pm
$10 entry

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008


ROBIN FOX (Live at Toff)

AND (Live at Toff)

LAKES (Live at the Toff)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
Music by Visual Artists

ROBIN FOX
AND (Phil Edwards : Peter Ellis : Dave Collins : John MacKinnon)
LAKES (Sean Bailey)

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
Tuesday April 8, 8:30 – 11:30pm
$10 entry

Friday, February 15, 2008




Music by Visual Artists

Marco Fusinato
Philip Brophy with Dave Brown
Robert Rooney Duos 1.2.3.(1965)
performed by James Rushford, Sam Dunscombe and Judith Hamann

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
Tuesday February 26, 8:30 – 11:30pm
$10 entry

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
MUSIC BY VISUAL ARTISTS
MICHAEL GRAEVE
ALWAYS (Alex Vivian)
DARREN SYLVESTER

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 7:30 – 11:30pm $10 entry

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007





DOWNTOWN (Live at the Toff)

VICTOR MEERTENS (Live at the Toff)

Sunday, November 25, 2007


BUM CREEK (Live at the Toff)



Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
MUSIC BY VISUAL ARTISTS
BUM CREEK (Trevelyan Clay : Kreme Karmel : Thug Quota)
VICTOR MEERTENS
DOWNTOWN (Harriet Kate Morgan : Harriet Susannah Hudson : Nisa Venerosa)

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25, 7:30 – 11:30pm $10 entry

Thursday, October 25, 2007

THE DONKEY'S TAIL (Live at The Toff)

SNAWKLOR (Live at The Toff)

PAECES (Live at The Toff)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

SCURSHAHOR (split w/ STRIBORG)
Malicious Resplendence
Southern Lord (USA) # 78.5 EP


“…Melbourne based SCURSHAHOR about whom very little is known... other than that it’s a two-piece consisting of Zulaikha on ‘destruction’ and Natalone on ‘explosions’.”

“… a glacial blur crafted from amp buzz and low end drone, chaotic metallic percussion here and there, and of course the vocals, a swirling distorted reverbed dubbed out wraith like rasp. Awesome.  Incredibly thick vinyl, housed in a super striking, ultra heavy deluxe sleeve. And probably limited as all get out...”

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
MUSIC BY VISUAL ARTISTS
THE DONKEY'S TAIL (John Nixon: John Bartley: Danny Lacy: Ljiljana Green)
SNAWKLOR (Nathan Gray: Dylan Martorell)
PAECES (Bianca Hester: Chris Hill: Sean Bailey: Joshua Petherick)

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 7:30 – 11:30pm $10 entry

Thursday, September 20, 2007


GLOSS ENAMEL (Jon Campbell : Matt Griffin : Chris Dyson)
Live at The Toff, Sunday September 16


VAN NEWTON (Geoff Newton : Masato Takasaka : Moose)
Live at The Toff, Sunday September 16

video

Friday, August 31, 2007


Maximum Arousal with Marco Fusinato present
MUSIC BY VISUAL ARTISTS
GLOSS ENAMEL (Jon Campbell : Matt Griffin : Chris Dyson)

DAVID PALLISER : JON CATTAPAN
VAN NEWTON (Geoff Newton : Masato Takasaka : Moose)

THE TOFF, CURTIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 7:30 – 11:30pm $10 entry
Maximum Arousal at The Toff presents:
LES FILS DE LA MESSE PESTE
Stephen O'Malley (of Khanate, SunnO))) / Guitar + Oren Ambarchi / Guitar
Marco Fusinato / Guitar + Matt "Skitz: Sanders (of Damaged) / Drums
Max Kohane (of Agents of Abhorrence) / Drums + Robin Fox / Computer fuckery
+
PITA
(of Editions of Mego, Vienna) solo set

THE TOFF, CURTAIN HOUSE
Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
Tickets available from Metropolis, Polyester, Missing Link, Corner Box Office