Tag Archives: Improvisation

Drums drums drums

22 Nov

I’ve been smashing away for a while now – coming up with some themes that I’d like to run together into a solo-drumming performance artpiece in the not-too-distant-future. This was just me jamming, recorded it so I could hear where it was at – thought I’d share with ya’ll.


Recording from MONA FOMA

22 Jan

I played as part of the Hobart Improv Collective in an hour long relentless set – it was freaking unreal
You can download the set here if you want to listen – there’s a little Miles Davis, there’s some freaking weird noises – Pip Stafford harnessed a crystal: go figure that one out.


The image for the HIC was smuggled up by Sally Rees.


MOFO 2014

13 Jan

MOFO 2014

Heya – I’m taking part in the MONA FOMA again here in Hobart in 2014
– this time as part of the great and wonderful HOBART IMPROV COLLECTIVE on Sunday the 19th at 7pm at MAC2 – you should totally come down and watch and jeer! (and cheer)
(pic below mashed up by the wonderful Sally Rees)


DWT at Frankie’s Empire

1 Nov


6 Aug


Drive West Today at the now NOW 2012

30 Jul

An improvisation that I did at the now NOW series in September of 2012 in Sydney.

Pardon? – Acousmatic Ecology pt II – album release and tour

26 Nov

pardon? Acousmatic Ecology part 2 by Drive West Today

– a new album/collection from Drive West Today which is a free download from Bandcamp.

Drive West Today has been expanding over 2011 and 2012 to encompass more than just the cinematic experience of listening to sound. Joshua Santospirito’s guitar is more and more placed into textural compositions that contrast silence to clicks and bursts of sonar.

The recordings in the Acousmatic Ecology series are a document of one moment in a long slow exploration of stops and starts and counterintuition. All aimed at creating stillness within a maelstrom of anxiety and the elevation of the soul in the midst of confusion, attempting to take the listener into the performing experience.

The second part of acousmatic ecology becomes more minimal than the first (Acousmatic Ecology pt I – a query) but it continues further along the same line of explorations that were opened up by that collection of works.

released 01 July 2012
all music improvised by joshua santospirito
recorded and mixed by Ryan Lynch from scrapbook studios
May-June Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


released 26 November 2012
Music – Joshua Santospirito
Recorded by Ryan Lynch at scrapbook studios – May 2012
creative commons


30 – Hobart
I have organised the Sound Klub gig at Inflight Art Gallery on November 30, 8pm at the closing of both my exhibition Sleuth, and the exhibition of Neil Haddon.
– come down to see Reuben IngallPaul HeslinTransmission (Nick McCorriston).
Free entry and there’ll be a bar run by the happy gallery board members.

December – tour with Reuben Ingall & Paul Heslin & Transmissions
Friday 7 – Sydney AV Union, 365 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt, New South from 8pm

Sunday 9 – Canberra House show – 22 Burnside St Watson from 5pm