Around 1983 I started experimenting with
electronics and tape, utilising a crude home-made mixer and home-made
Spurred on by the industrial/electronic scene in Melbourne and elsewhere at the time, I began to construct more elaborate
pieces using synthesisers and other electronic devices, though more for my own interest than for any perceived 'audience'.
After a few years I became interested in more
esoteric forms of music. I had read about and become intrigued by the
works of John
Cage and his working processes and philosophy. I began listening to some of the more interesting artists producing music overseas.
These sources led me to experiment with new techniques, such as collage, acoustic sound sources, and location recordings.
Around this time I found other people
interested in what I was doing, and also became involved in collaborative
work with the
local group "Vale of Stone" and in particular Paul McDonald from that collective. Paul went on to release the compilation
"Massaconfusa" which contains the first Ecclesiastical Scaffolding piece (released under my own name). Other artists included
Asmus Tietchens, H.N.A.S., Merzbow, P16D4, Vivenza and Ramleh. Around this time I become friendly with Roger Richards, through
his 3PBS radio show. Before long, Roger offered to release some of my material on the newly-reformed Extreme cassette label.
The first release "Ecclesiastical Scaffolding" consisted of recordings produced in my home studio over a year or so prior to its release,
the second "A Book of Lies" was a document of a live-to-air broadcast on a local radio station. Side projects and collaborations included
releases under the name Sex Wholly Belief/Sex Holy Disbelief (Roger Richards and myself) and a short film soundtrack.
After a few years hiatus, during which I
moved to Hobart, Tasmania I became interested once again in sound
projects. To that end I set
up a new studio here in Tasmania and have since been steadily producing both a body of new work as well as performing various
live actions. These works include a number of tracks on compilations, a 7" single on Drone Records, and several self-released titles.
Cover Artwork from the original Extreme cassette releases.