tarab explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness.

contact: tarab AT tarab3058 DOT com


[photo: John Grzinich]




publications


OBEX collaboration with Artificial Memory Trace : Crónica.
An incomplete yet fixed idea : Aposiopèse.
Gleaners  : Crónica.
Idée fixe  : Nonlinear.
I'm Lost  : 23five inc.
strata  :  unfathomless.
Shards of Splinters - Fragments of Scratches/Killustiku Killud - Kriimude Killud  :  Semperflornes.
Acquiescence, La Rivière Series : Kaon.
Revenant: Zeltini collaboration with Felicity Mangan, John Grzinich, Kaspars Kalninsh, Maksims Shentelevs : Unfathomless.
Take All the Ships from the Harbour and Sail Them Straight into Hell  : 23five Inc.
Utility / Les Vibrations Dans La Masse De Son Roulement split 3” with  Eric La Casa :  Compost & Height.
wind keeps even dust away : 23five Inc.
surfacedrift : Naturestrip.


compilations


VIII, Aposiopèse.
Framework 500, Framework Radio.
Hear and Now, Parisonic + Magnetic Traces 2. Book and Audio CD. Swarming
V-p V-f Is V-n, Wind Measures Recording.
Framework 250 (root edition), Framework Radio.
Magnetic Traces: A Survey Of French And Australian Sound Art, Swarming.
Re:Recorded Fields - Three Locations, Recorded Fields.
Compilations #3, Compost and Height.
Tori no Kaigi [san], Trente Oiseaux.
Tape Projects (Locked Groove), Tape Projects.
Activating The Medium: 01.26.07, 23five Inc.
Outer 04, Bus Gallery
Overland, Naturestrip



exhibitions


2017
Housekeeping  Blindside, Melbourne.

2015
careful arrangements of sonic rubbish, Reheat festival, Kleylehof, Austria.
Egress TCB, Melbourne.


2012
Waking of the Insects. West Space, Melbourne.
Active Crossover. with Simon Wetham, Lizzie Pogson,
Jacques Soddell. ICU Castlemaine.

2011
A transcendental fissure in the immanent fabric of things, Melbourne
Magnetic Traces, Les Instants Chavirés, Paris


2010
Everyday Internalised Rubbish, collaboration with Camilla Hannan
Sub12, Substation, Newport
One day the rain will come, collaboration with Camilla Hannan
West Wing, Melb Central

2009
Magnetic Traces, RMIT project space and West Space, Melbourne.
Artefact collaboration with Camilla Hannan and Thembi Soddell
Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth

2006
Groundfault: archive of a decayed future, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy. Map/Territory: archive of a decayed future,
Victoria Park Gallery, Abbotsford 

2005
HEX, Ethel Osbourne Hall, RMIT, Melb


2004
This Sudden East Listening, Liquid Architecture 5, RMIT First Site, Melb

2002
The Silence, PB Gallery, Swinburne Institute of TAFE, Prahran




selected performances


2018
Container : private site specific performance. Northcote.
ToBeContinued : As part of 24hour live streamed performance. Curated by Stazione di Topolò, Italy.


2017
Atonal : Umbo. Zurich, Switzerland.
Plattfon. Basel, Switzerland.
Librairie HumuS. Solo and duo with Francisco Meirino : Lausanne, Switzerland.
Cave 12. Geneva, Switzerland.
HS63. Brussels, Belgium
Data. Marseille, France
Set/30'. Nantes, France
Lieu Multiple. Poitiers, France
La Ferme de quincé. Rennes, France
Ruisburo : De Ruimte. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cafe Oto. London, United Kingdom
Long Play Cinema. Melbourne


2016
Dotolim: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Seoul. South Korea.
Yokai SOHO: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Kyoto. Japan.
Noooo Kity: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Osaka, Japan.
Space Eauuu: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Kobe. Japan.
Art Bamboo: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Yokohama. Japan.
Soup Ochai: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Tokyo. Japan.
Ftarri: collaborative performance with Simon Whetham. Tokyo. Japan.
Conduit Arts: Melbourne.
Atunal: Long Play Cinema. Melbourne.


2015

RE::SET: Laughing Waters, Eltham.
Chantier(s), Espace En Cours, Paris
Black Holescollaborative performance with  John Grzinich, Simon Whetham and James Wyness.
Cave 12. solo and collaborative set with Francisco Meirino. Geneva, Switzerland.
Standard/Deluxe. Lausanne, Switzerland.
HeK, Basel, Switzerland.
Avant Whatever. Alderman Hotel, Brunswick East.
Non Linear, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy.


2014
World of Hidden Sounds, w/ Simon Whetham and Children, Parents and Teaches from Castlemaine Primary School, Old Castlemaine Gaol.
Artificial Spatial Debris, w/ Camilla Hannan, NGV, Melbourne.


2013
Tsonami, Valparaiso, Chile
Sounding Spaces, w/ John Grzinich, Andrés Rivera F, Guely Morató, Michel Poblete Montoya and Sebastian Vega, Tsonami, Valparaiso, Chile
Ciclo Hertz, una.casa.club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Acéfalo festival. Rubén Darío Univ de Valparaíso, Chile Bogong: Electric. Bogong Centre of Sound Culture, Bogong Alpine Village, Victoria Liquid Architecture: Sonic City, Royal Melbourne Hospital Tunnels, w/- Camilla Hannan and Nigel Brown.


2012
Test Tone: Superdeluxe, Tokyo
+quiet: with Hiroki Sasajima.
Ochiai Soup, Tokyo.
Active Crossover. with Simon Wetham, Lizzie Pogson, Jacques Soddell. ICU castlemaine.
Odious Pegboard, Tape Project Space, Melbourne.

2011
Hand Made Music Festival, West Space, Melbourne. A Bunch of Twos: West Space, with Camilla Hannan, Zoe Scoglio and Cait Foran
Observatori Festival, Valencia, Spain

2010
Seedpod: with Robert Curgenven. ICU Castlemaine.


2009
Aftefact Tour, with Thembi Soddel and Camilla Hannan, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Perth, Melbourne, Bendigo.
Vacumm #2: Tape Projects Space with Camilla Hannan, Geoff Robinson, Marcus Holst, Jim McKay, Ernie Althoff.

2008
Displaced Sounds, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
Ujula, Tartu, Estonia
Vacumm #1: West Space. (4x7 hour performances) in collaboration with Camilla Hannan, Anthea Caddy, Ryan Cockburn, Matt Davis, Carl Priestley and Thembi Soddell.
Liquid Architecture. ICU castlemaine. with Cedric Peyronnet.

2007
Activating the Medium, The Exploritorium, San Francisco, USA
DIVA Centre, Eugene, Oregon
Gallery 1412, Seattle, Washington
Someday Lounge, Portland, Oregon


2006
Liquid Architecture, in collaboration with Sean Baxter, Rod Cooper and Anthea Caddy, Old Melbourne Watchhouse, Melbourne
Microphonics, in collaboration with Rod Cooper and Tim Catlin, Ethel Osbourne Hall, Melbourne