We’ll take you on a dark, noir-ish journey of sound and vision, with our sonic instincts and improvisation styles transforming post-rock, noise, jazz and electronic influences into an absolutely unique and engaging live experience. All enhanced by the intense yet atmospheric large scale live projections courtesy of RedCell Disorder.
The band’s line up for this show will feature, Dirk Kruithof on Guitar/Bass, Matthew Syres on Guitar, Joe Cummins on Trumpet, and Evan McGregor on Drums.
We’ll be playing two sets in this intimate and comfortable BYO venue. Doors open at 8pm, advance tickets available through The Sydney Fringe Website or on the door.
Forenzics will be performing in duo mode once more, this time featuring Dirk Kruithof and Matthew Syres, both on guitar. We are proud to support the enigmatic and intense Louis Burdett at this great night of out-there music kindly presented by Mondo Fondue.
Taking place at the Record Crate in Glebe, 32 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, with DJ’s kicking off proceedings at 7pm, followed by us around 8pm, Louis around 9pm.
For more details check out Mondo Fondue’s Facebook Page or RSVP and check for updates at our event page here. There’s also a good chance Louis will sit in with us for at least some of our set, the last time that happened it sounded like this… So don’t miss it – only five bucks!
Forenzics play a free show this Sunday 1st June, at StirrUp Gallery, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, for the closing party of the Desert/Forest exhibition. There’s an eclectic mix of live music playing throughout the afternoon, kicking off at 2pm. We’re on at 3pm and will be playing in our usual quartet format, though this time joined by long lost drummer Evan McGregor. For those of you with long memories, he played with us at our Static and Silence album launch back in 2010, the entirety of which you can see on our YouTube Channel. For more info about the other acts, and detailed running times, please check out the Facebook Event Page.
Forenzics join Axis and Atrabillions for an extra special Wild Thing gig at The Sly Fox, 199 Enmore Road, Enmore, this Thursday 20th February 2014. Axis are an ambient/drone two piece comprising Pete Jones (Psychic Date, Whore) on guitar and Shane Fahey (Scattered Order) on keyboards, Atrabillions a keyboard driven group of young punks. Forenzics will be playing as a two piece comprising Matthew Syres on guitar and Joe Cummins on Trumpet, for a spacey avant/jazz neo noir experience. For more information check out the Facebook Event page.
Forenzics will once again play their completely improvised, post rock influenced, experimental music at the Gladstone Hotel, 115 Regent St, Chippendale, Sydney. This time we’ll be playing alongside Helpful Kitchen Gods, Honey Buckets and Curb, Sunday 27th October.
Our lineup for this show will be Matthew Syres on Guitar, Dirk Kruithof on Bass, Joe Cummins on Trumpet and Mystery Man on Drums.
Doors open at 5pm, entry is free, and the beer is cheap.
Forenzics play an intimate two set show in Macleay Bookshop, 103 Macleay St, Potts Point, Wednesday 22nd May from 6 – 8pm. Featuring Dirk Kruithof and Matthew Syres on guitars, and Joe Cummins on trumpet, Forenzics’ free improvisations will draw on post-rock, free jazz and soundscape influences to produce a unique experience in sound. This show is likely to see the quieter, more introspective and abstracted side of Forenzics’ sound as suited to the intimate nature of the venue. For more info and updates check out the facebook event here.
Been a bit slow on the blog posts but just had to post about this great all-improvised gig coming up.
It’s a Sounds Unsound Presents gig so you know it’s going to be something special!
Featuring a brand new guitar duo comprising Matthew Syres (Forenzics, Strange, Jekyll Switch) and Pete Jones (Whore, Psychic Date, Axis) to open the night, followed by the incomparable Louis Burdett doing a solo set on drums and electronics, then finishing up with Forenzics featuring Joe Cummins on trumpet, Dirk Kruithof on bass, Matthew Syres on guitar and a Special Guest drummer.
Visuals will be supplied by RedCell Disorder – not to be missed.
Doors Open at 7pm, Saturday January 19th 2013. Tickets are $10 on the door. Town and Country Hotel, 2 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters, NSW.
Forenzics are playing a free gig with Psychic Date, Galaxy Fuzz Band and Helpful Kitchen Gods, Sunday 18th March 2012, at The Gladstone Hotel, 115 Regent Street, Chippendale. We’re on first, a little after 5pm. Dirk (guitar), Matthew (guitar), Joe (trumpet), will be joined once again by Forenzics regular yet quite extraordinary Alex Slater (drums). We’ve also got the awesome RedCell Disorder doing visuals for us once again. Come along for some cheap beer and even cheaper live music. We’ll also be selling our latest CD Build Ruins released on the New Weird Australia’s New Editions label.
Realtime Arts have posted a review of Sound Series #15, as part of their look into Sydney’s experimental music scene. We played this gig back in July at Hardware Gallery, Enmore alongside Textile Audio, Secrets and Toydeath, who were in fine form. On the night we played with Alex Slater on drums for the second time and Joe Cummins on trumpet as usual. I feel that we may almost have a regular line up now at long last with these awesome players. Anyway here’s an excerpt from the review.
Forenzics have been around since 2005 but I hadn’t heard them play. With Matthew Syres on guitar and way too many effects pedals, Dirk Kruithof on lead guitar, Joe Cummins on trumpet and Kaos pad and Alex Slater on drums they play loose yet utterly cohesive improv inflected with jazz, rock, drone and psychedelia. Joe Cummin’s trumpet loops and soaring melodies are a particular highlight creating a smoky, sensual atmosphere and the rhythmic interplay, pushing against the metre with loping rubatos, gives the sound an intriguing elasticity. It occurred to me that music is best when it picks you up and takes you somewhere you didn’t know you wanted to go, and Forenzics did just that.
Gail Priest, Realtime Arts, Issue 104, Aug-Sept 2011
For the full review of the entire gig and also a look at The Now Now’s show from round about the same time, go to Realtime Arts website here. The images from the gig are taken by Lucien Alperstein, Sound Series’ official photographer.
Just a quick one, we’re playing this Friday night at Hardware Gallery, 263 Enmore Road, Enmore, with Textile Audio, Secrets, and the circuit bent madness of Toydeath. Our line up for this one will be Dirk Kruithof on toy guitar, Alex Slater on drums, Matthew Syres on guitar, and Joe Cummins on trumpet/kaoss. Awesome visuals once again provided by RedCell.
Doors open at 7.30pm.
It’s also the last chance to see Lucien Alperstein’s exhibition ‘Water and Music’ which features some stunning ocean photos alongside a photographic retrospective of the last 18 months of Sound Series.
Free beer, wine and soft drink!
More info and RSVP on Facebook here.