Overtone Ensemble album on Important Records

Our debut album (recorded in 2014) is coming out via Important Records.

We are very excited to be in the same company as esteemed drone and experimental acts such as Ellen Fullman, Duane Pitre, Harry Bertoia, Catherine Christer Hennix and more.

Release date June 30. CD is available for pre-order now.

You can order, and listen to a track “Adumbration” from the album here:



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Strange Neighbour Gallery 26/04/15

First Overtone Ensemble show for the year.

Sunday April 26 4-7 pm.

Strange Neighbour Gallery, 395 Gore Street, Fitzroy, 3065.

Strange Neighbour

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Vibrissa #3

I am currently at work on re-designing the Vibrissa instruments. Still at the R&D stage, but we are making some good progress so far. I’ve had invaluable assistance from industrial designer friend Denis Smitka. It’s been great having access to professional tools as well as Denis’ skills and insights.

This new design will be easier to assemble, allow different playing heights, rod sizes and easier interchangeability of rods and tuning sets.

Drilling the collar     threading

New collar for rods

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Overtone Ensemble album mastered.

I finished the mixing the album recordings last month. Byron Scullin has just completed the mastering at Moose Mastering in Richmond. Can’t wait to see and hear these in vinyl form. (No label yet.)

Mastering Session

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“Crosshatch” at Cross Street. 27/06/14


Overtone Trio (Tim Catlin, David Brown and Philip Brophy)

Robbie Avenaim – Mechanised/human percussion interface.

 Barnaby Oliver– Solo Guitar Performance

Cross Street Venue (aka Moreland City Band Hall), 22 Cross Street, Brunswick. 8pm

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Light in Winter Festival 16/06/14

light in Winter setup

Overtone Duo – Tim Catlin and Dave Brown playing federation handbells and vibrissa.
Short performance alongside the Radiant Lines light installation at Federation Square, Melbourne

Light in Winter

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Conduit Gallery 30/05/14

Bowed Cymbal

Overtone Ensemble performance at Conduit Art Space, Brunswick street, Fitzroy.

Hammered microtonal percussion, swinging speakers, ebow guitars and vibrissa

May 30, 8pm with Wadley/Palliser/Richards trio.

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Album Recording

Recording at RMIT Design Hub.  February 8 and 9, 2014.   Engineer: Byron Scullin

Rec Atticus2 Rec AtticusDave Rec Bells

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Sound Out Festival 23/01/14

Sound Out Flyer

Two performances by The Overtone Ensemble at SoundOut 2014 festival of improvised, free jazz and experimental music.

23rd and 24th January.   Theatre 3, ANU, Canberra


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Nownow Festival, Sydney 11/01/14


Overtone Ensemble perform at at the Nownow festival, Sydney.

Saturday January 11th at The Red Rattler (6 Faversham St, Marrickville)

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