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The On The Rod (Melbourne) eBook Launch was a huge success!

Very humble and sincere thanks to everyone who turned up to the book launch . I am totally overwhelmed with warm and fuzzies. To the performers (and especially Chris Wenn who wrangled our tech AND performed; and to Kylie Supski who MC-ed AND performed), thank you - you've made the launch an evening I'll never forget. To those who have supported the project while I was making it... and afterwards, and tonight (!) - thank you, thank you, thank you. And to Hares & Hyenas, Rowland and Crusader - a very special thank you. Here are a few photos & a short video for those who couldn't attend.  Don't forget you can get your copy of the eBook in .pdf...

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Wild Tongue Vol. 2 - Cover & Article by ReVerse Butcher

in 2018, I was commissioned to design the cover of Wild Tongue Vol. 2, a Melbourne arts and literary based publication. I produced this hand painted book which was used as a wraparound cover. The text is a hand-lettered cut-up of all the articles that appeared in the publication, which thematically circled around arts ethics, inclusion, diversity, the difficulties of funding, and the realities of surviving as a freelancer or independent creator.

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Graphic Scores & Sound Maps

Why should music have to stick to the same kind of notation that it has been written in for centuries? Why not make music look as it feels? Why those ascending lines and linked dots? After all, John Cage and Brian Eno started it. For works that have not yet been played or heard, the notations are called Graphic Scores and are designed to be sight-read and played by a musician. For transcription or re-interpretation of works that the illustrator (rVb) is hearing and converting to an image, these works are called Sound Maps.   Hear The Lake Millions PLAY this score live!

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