sister @ BIFEM 2016


work (2016)

On Friday September 2, sister will debut work (2016), at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. It features the lighting designs/installations of Matthew Adey and is not to be missed. If you haven’t booked a ticket yet then get cracking. You can book and check the rest of the festival here.

April2016 copy

April Archive / Martin Kay

We’ve published April 2016 on the archive. It’s a record of our residence at the now gone gone gone
Food Court Artspace. LISTEN.

sister confounded/assaulted/entertained the masses as they wandered from the carpark to Etihad Stadium to The Melbourne Eye then to Costco and back.

Martin Kay was kind enough to document us and you can hear his version of events on track 3; you’ll never be the same again.

Martin also recently released Stadium (Avantwhatever), an exquisite, aural investigation of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Check it


In early 2014 long-time friends and collaborators ‘Marco Cher-Gibard’ and ‘Ben Speth’ created laptop and electric guitar duo SISTER, with the aim of creating exceptional immersive, transcendental soundscape experiences. Introducing to you Ben and Marco…

Read the rest of the interview by The Wandering Lamb on sister here

sister @ BIFEM 2016

duos at Public Bar

Tuesday 27 at Public Bar *8pm*

More intimate than a band and less self absorbed than a solo performer, musical duos embody listening and human relationships at the most basic and fundemental level; the connection of two.

complimentary, parrallel, antagonistic… no matter the ultimate chemistry or alchemy between the elements, what makes duos special is the transparency of relationship between two souls in the same space at the same time.

for this show, we present three pairings of melbourne music makers:

sister is Ben Speth & Marco Cher-Gibard.

they makes music using electric guitar and electronics, using improvisation to create and partially organise sound, space and time.

Hakea are Rosalind Hall and Dave Brown.

One: Small amplifiers exude resonant tones on the periphery of feedback, gently coaxing light, metallic oscillations from foreign bodies inserted and dangled in brass bells, all held afloat by percussive clacks, vibrations and secret visions.

Two: Weird intonations ring from purposely-shortened strings while tiny motors create their own lightly amplified siren-tones. Tiny chains interfere with the doings of Lilliputian, magnetic microphones that join discarded street-sweeper bits to agitate everything.

One and Two peel back their shadows, a blind dance of hope

Lara Soulio + Eves

two prolific musicians coupled here for the first time. this highly anticipated pairing joins the prolific Eves, human-embodied sound bridge between NZ and Australia with Lara S, Melbourne’s musical backbone – a collaborator, organiser and our most loved tone meister.


duos at Public Bar