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  INNOVATIVE NEW MUSIC 
FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —
THE MAKE IT UP CLUB 



     
  Melbourne has been a center in Australia for the development of new musical ideas since at least the early 1960s. The activities of Melbourne-born composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961) in developing electronic and mechanical instruments to play his 'free music' were a crucial precursor to this activity. Currently, The Make It Up Club [MIUC] are keeping things diverse and unique. The collective operates with the intent to challenge musical trends, while focusing it's programming on improvisation and the avant-garde.

Every Tuesday night, performers gather at Bar Open in Melbourne to come together as a community of musicians who, like Output:NOISE, are interested in broadening the boundaries of traditional music and instrumentation.

The MIUC has four principles of it's community:

1) To provide performers with a stable and supportive environment in which to publicly exhibit recent explorations in improvised sound.

2) To curate a regular performance program dedicated to exhibiting local and interstate artists and, whenever circumstances allow, facilitate collaborations between international artists and their Australian counterparts.

3) To cultivate and maintain a healthy, vibrant and diverse scene for avant-garde improvisation in Melbourne where performers and devotees alike actively contribute to a sense of community.

4) To promote the quality and diversity of Melbourne's unique improvised music scene locally, nationally and internationally.

To for audio / video samples or to find out how to experience a Make It Up Club event, please visit:
http://www.myspace.com/makeitupclub or http://www.makeitupclub.com.au/