Playing The Sounds Unsound at Hideaway bar.

Looking forward to playing along side 3 other experimental acts this coming Wednesday 5th December at The Hideaway Bar in Enmore- Sydney. Last BATTERIE show for 2018.

Number 22 in the resurrected series of improvised, experimental or just plain weird yet beautiful music nights. Still blending the acoustic with the electric, the subtle with the bombastic.

Visuals by LIVING SCIENCE Dept. (Colum Skeleton)

https://www.facebook.com/the.hideway.bar/

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BATTERIE Playing SUBSONIC Festival

BATTERIE is really looking forward to playing SUBSONIC music festival.

SUBSONIC is big 3 day outdoor dance music eco festival in the forrest of Barrington Tops NSW, Australia.

With more than 100 electronic acts performing and a massive audience all camping next to the river in the forrest.

More info – https://www.subsonicmusic.com.au/

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Live show @ The Lady Hampshire with VICTORY ROAD

Super excited to be playing a live show in Sydney at The Lady Hampshire Hotel in Camperdown on November 8th. Its Free entry !

with support from VICTORY ROAD a wildly energetic Chip Tune act from Gosford who plays explosive pop punk anthems on a game boy !

Get your game on for a night of glitchy chip tune, synth wave, break bit, electronica and indie game music as BATTERIE and VICTORY ROAD level up !

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More info here –

https://www.facebook.com/events/2089136631151277/?notif_t=aymt_upsell_tip&notif_id=1540375981058206

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Feature article in THE AUSTRALIAN

How exciting to be featured in The Australian  news paper !

If you were having lunch at a cafe or waiting for a flight, you might have flipped through The Australian and seen a story by national music writer Andrew McMillen about my experiences as a freelance game music composer. Andrew and I had a good chat recently at an APRA conference called The Melbourne Sessions where I presented a guest lecture on composing music for games.

Thanks to APRA AMCOS for inviting me to be part of their conference and thanks Andrew McMillen for being interested to interview me and write a story about my experiences composing music for indie games in Australia.

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Playing Marrickville Festival Sydney

BATTERIE is looking forward to playing live at the Marrickville Festival 2018 on Sunday 21st October. BATTERIE on at 10am on ‘The Break’ stage.

Its an exciting free local festival featuring live music on 2 stages, food stalls, competitions, kids activities and more. .

I used to live in Marrickville, and have been to the festival before. Its rad !

Come and say hello !

#MarrickvilleFestival2018 #LiveMusicSydney #BATTERIElive #ChipTuneSydney #LiveElectronica

https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/…/ev…/marrickville-festival

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Guest Lecture at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

I was recently invited to present my two hour guest lecture ‘Composing music for video games’ at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (where I also graduated as a contemporary percussionist many years ago).

It was a real blast to be standing up in front of an audience of enthusiastic university students. I played them examples from 5 of the games I’ve composed the soundtracks for- including beta footage, early demos and UI sound effects. I also explained the production methods, composition and studio techniques I use when writing music for games and collaborating with indie game developers.

I’l be presenting this guest lecture again soon at SAE college Sydney and hopefully at some other Uni’s and Colleges in the future.

Please get in touch if you would be interested to have me come along as BATTERIE and present this multimedia talk at your Uni or College..

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BATTERIE game music talk @ The Melbourne Sessions.

BATTERIE will be presenting a 90 minute masterclass on composing music for video games at The Melbourne Sessions. Presented by APRA Amcos.

Tickets are on sale for The Melbourne Sessions, a full day dedicated to songwriting and composing. I’ll be there leading a masterclass and talking about the creative process.

Get involved at themelbournesessions.com.au @kindredstudios @apraamcos @creative_vic #TheMelbourneSessions

Read a little ‘What to expect’ Q&A about my talk here;

http://themelbournesessions.com.au/what-to-expect-jared-underwoods-masterclass/

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BATTERIE playing The Sly Fox Sydney 24th June

BATTERIE live at the Sly Fox Hotel in Enmore on 24th June.

This is a new regular experimental electronica night called S.I.C.K.O (curated by Trevor Brown) featuring multiple acts each night.

Starts at 7pm. Only $5 entry ! !  Less than the price of a beer .. Madness

SICKO – June 24th.
Sydney Improvised Composers Kollectiv Orchestra
BATTERIE
Anomie (Sofie Loizou)
https://www.facebook.com/events/195751154390975/

The Sly Fox Hotel – 199 Enmore Rd, Enmore.

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BATTERIE live video clip

BATTERIE is super excited to present a new live show video clip !

Filmed at Square Sounds Festival Melbourne. Many thanks to the Square Sounds Festival Team.

Videography by Jamatar (Using his awesome Panasonic DSLR) Thanks Jam !

Video clip edited and mixed by BATTERIE. (Using Logic Pro X and iMovie)

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BATTERIE photos from Square Sounds Festival – Melbourne.

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Some photos from the BATTERIE live set at Square Sounds Festival – Melbourne 2018.

Thanks to Square Sounds for inviting me to play.

Thanks to O-zan photography for the excellent photos !

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