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Experimental drone duo FILTH GODDESS will be performing an improvisational collaboration with vocalist Sage Pbbbt, supported by avant-garde artist Laura Strobech, Artifactory resident artist Justin Barwick and composer Jean-Michel Maujean.

FILTH GODDESS combine a distinctive aesthetic with glorious harmonium drone and percussive string effects to describe divergent landscapes of emotion, violence and tranquillity, delivering the audience into a meditative and self-reflective trance.

They take their name from the Aztec Goddess of purification and confession Tlatzolteotl and honour her in their stage appearance. They sit always on the earth and invite listeners in by creating an oasis of candlelight in gentle darkness.

This collaboration with Sage has been a long time desire for all parties. They have joined together in improvisation, departing from Filth Goddess’ usual method of composition. The trio have found the experience to be fulfilling and nourishing, and look forward to sharing this synergy with appreciators of the fantastic experimental scene in Perth.

Sage Pbbbt

Sage has recently released full-length album ‘Invocations of Unknown Entities’ through Tone List Records, which blends her incredible vocal singing style with cacophonic percussion into a ritual melee of sound. An experimental vocalist of stellar skill, she will be missed when she leaves us for the East Coast in January.

Laura Strobech

Avant-garde artist Laura Strobech performs intimate, challenging and truly original works, tickling the line between performance art and experimental music, to create an inclusive treat for Perth audiences. Her upcoming Fringe show collageN will premiere in February, and this is a great opportunity to see her perform before then.

Justin Barwick

Justin is a musician/instrument designer/composer, currently in residency at the Artifactory. His most recent transportative work recreates a lost jungle teeming with the calls of distant creatures.

Composer Jean-Michel Maujean blends sound and vision for immersive audiovisual experiences. He will be performing with cymatics on his “Hydrowoofer” (a speaker filled with water), integrating colour with pitch, and demonstrating a way that we can see sound.

Earlier Event: 15 January
Wide Open Mic
Later Event: 16 January
Sweetman Sounds