Wed Jun 19 2019

8:00 PM - 11:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Geddes Lane Ballroom

46 King Street (via Geddes Lane off Flinders Lane) Melbourne, VIC 3000

All Ages

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Swooping Duck is the natural result of a group of inspired musicians riding a wave of their own curiosity and hyper-creativity. Prolonged silence plays a small part (though an integral one) for the 2-time Grammy nominated rhythm section comprised of Simon Mavin (keyboards), Paul Bender (bass guitar), and Perrin Moss (drums, percussion).
 
When playing under the name Haitus Kaiyote, they are celebrated world-wide for their rare combination of technical wizardry and raw sonic force. In the between time, their Swooping Duck project draws us deeper into the headspace of the trio, where their search for sounds spark ideas that are built into entire worlds waiting to be explored within a moment's notice.
 
In the beginning 100% of the music was created on the spot, sometimes featuring guest vocalists who happened to be in the room on the night. Live on stage, the group can pre-empt feelings and respond in an instant, shaping the dark matter of an improvised session into a universe of possibilities; first shiny and open, then punk psychedelic. The only limit is their imagination on that particular gig and the ever present threat of things going to shit, but that's the beauty of it all: the ride and the risk.
 
As accomplished producers in the studio, those one-off live sessions have been reimagined, pushed to their limit and manipulated to unearth the surprises that are buried within the familiar. For Simon, Paul and Perrin, fleshing out their jams into fully realised compositions is an important step. In 2018 the band will release their debut album. The process of creating it exposes all the wonderful colours that exist in-between the three brains working it out together in and around time.
 
Thus far, Swooping Duck has played live shows to packed rooms in Melbourne, Sydney and abroad in London and Amsterdam with plans to branch out further between Haitus Kaiyote’s dates. Audiences have come to understand that at a Swooping Duck gig there is only one thing that is certain; it is always going to be what it is. Music not limited to space and time, but it originates from very real spaces and times. One world becomes a multitude of worlds. Brazilian surrealism touches garage metal over the memory of an African polyrhythm in a studio in Melbourne where three creators then listen intently to their sound pouring out of an echo chamber. Still discovering everything that's happening in real time.
 
 

Swooping Duck

  • Event Cancelled.
  • Swooping Duck

    Swooping Duck

    Fusion

Swooping Duck

Wed Jun 19 2019 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Geddes Lane Ballroom Melbourne
Swooping Duck
  • Event Cancelled.

All Ages

Swooping Duck is the natural result of a group of inspired musicians riding a wave of their own curiosity and hyper-creativity. Prolonged silence plays a small part (though an integral one) for the 2-time Grammy nominated rhythm section comprised of Simon Mavin (keyboards), Paul Bender (bass guitar), and Perrin Moss (drums, percussion).
 
When playing under the name Haitus Kaiyote, they are celebrated world-wide for their rare combination of technical wizardry and raw sonic force. In the between time, their Swooping Duck project draws us deeper into the headspace of the trio, where their search for sounds spark ideas that are built into entire worlds waiting to be explored within a moment's notice.
 
In the beginning 100% of the music was created on the spot, sometimes featuring guest vocalists who happened to be in the room on the night. Live on stage, the group can pre-empt feelings and respond in an instant, shaping the dark matter of an improvised session into a universe of possibilities; first shiny and open, then punk psychedelic. The only limit is their imagination on that particular gig and the ever present threat of things going to shit, but that's the beauty of it all: the ride and the risk.
 
As accomplished producers in the studio, those one-off live sessions have been reimagined, pushed to their limit and manipulated to unearth the surprises that are buried within the familiar. For Simon, Paul and Perrin, fleshing out their jams into fully realised compositions is an important step. In 2018 the band will release their debut album. The process of creating it exposes all the wonderful colours that exist in-between the three brains working it out together in and around time.
 
Thus far, Swooping Duck has played live shows to packed rooms in Melbourne, Sydney and abroad in London and Amsterdam with plans to branch out further between Haitus Kaiyote’s dates. Audiences have come to understand that at a Swooping Duck gig there is only one thing that is certain; it is always going to be what it is. Music not limited to space and time, but it originates from very real spaces and times. One world becomes a multitude of worlds. Brazilian surrealism touches garage metal over the memory of an African polyrhythm in a studio in Melbourne where three creators then listen intently to their sound pouring out of an echo chamber. Still discovering everything that's happening in real time.
 
 
Swooping Duck

Swooping Duck

Fusion