Be_Hear / Now. Series - No Man's Land

A series celebrating music, arts and place in collaboration with Ballarat artists and performers.

Portrait of band duo No Man's Land. The portrait has an orange filter.

Creative Ballarat Presents Be_Hear / Now. Series

A series celebrating music, arts and place in collaboration with Ballarat artists and performers.


Duration
6 minutes

Be_Hear/Now. is again celebrating music, arts and place in collaboration with Ballarat artists and performers, now with the additional support of mentorship and career development.

Be_Hear/Now. is original music performed by Ballarat locals featured in unique Ballarat locations.

This episode:

NO MAN’S LAND
Song: Black Hill
Location: Black Hill Reserve, Black Hill

Established in 2019, No Man’s Land is a duo of Pippa Bainbridge (vocals, guitar, loop pedal, effects) and Swiss van Kalken (bass guitar, found percussion, effects). Together they make atmospheric drones, audioscapes, and performance rituals, drenched in Australian folklore and inspired by the landscapes surrounding their home in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

Pippa is a theatre-maker, performer, musician, and creative producer. Swiss is a bass player, having played in Melbourne bands (BODIES, Shit Tatts, The Adults) for more than 20 years.

Under the moniker of No Man’s Land, Pippa and Swiss have performed improvised sets at Make It Up Club and La Mama Musica, as well as in music venues across Melbourne and regional Victoria. They have also created live and recorded sound designs for performances (Row 13 Theatre, Kyo-Mu-Kan) and multichannel audio experiences (Withheld).

No Man’s Land have a number of shows booked over the next three months and are currently preparing material for their first album to be recorded in December.

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