10 Years Room40

October 16th / City Library / 5 – 7PM / Room40 Lab: artist talks
October 16th / Cultural Center Rex / 8 PM / 10 Years Room40: concert night


Curated by Lawrence English, the label continues to publish in and around the margins of each of these fields, drawing on a diverse roster of both established and emergent sound-makers. Room40 also produces numerous events, festivals and exhibitions in Australia and beyond. Artists such as Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, Tujiko Noriko, Oren Ambarchi, Chris Abrahams, Richard Chartier, Taylor Deupree, Christopher Willits and Greg Davis, among dozens of others, have released or formed part of the Room40 extended family.




Room40 @ Dis-Patch


The label has been widely recognized and praised, with features in numerous magazines (The Wire, XLR8R, Pitchfork, MCD, DE:Bug etc) and books including a number of renowned design journals. Pitchfork described Room40 as "the foremost purveyor of experimental music in the Southern Hemisphere", calling the label’s editions "total fetish property... it just looks like something you'd want to have sitting on your shelf".


In 2010 Room40 is presenting a series of special live events in Australia, UK, Europe, Japan and the USA that brings together a selection of the artists who have worked with the label over the past 10 years. Dis-patch Festival is happy to be one of the spots to celebrate this amazing anniversary, not just by a concert night with the most distinguished Room40 artists, but also the Room40 Lab artist talks, where the audience will have a chance to meet the label founder Lawrence English, Tim Hecker and Ben Frost.






Full list of Rooom40 10th anniversary events


September 23rd 2010
Tim Hecker, Ben Frost, Lawrence English
Dis-patch Festival, Cinema Rex, Belgrade (RS)


October 31st 2010
Lawrence English, John Chantler, Holy Family, Rob Curgenven
Islington Mills, Manchester (UK)


November 4th 2010
Grouper, Rafael Anton Irisarri
Islington Mills, Manchester (UK)


November 6th 2010
Grouper, Lawrence English, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Andrea Belfi
Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)


November 7th 2010
Grouper, Lawrence English, Rafael Anton Irisarri
Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow (UK)

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