Parramatta Studio

Club Weld is a unique and exciting music project for the Western Sydney region.

As an organisation that uses music production as a tool for community cultural development for disadvantaged and isolated communities, I.C.E. appreciates the importance of the work Club Weld is undertaking in exploring pathways for making music possible and accessible.

(John Kirkman, CEO I.C.E.)

Parramatta is where Club Weld began.

In 2014 we established a creative partnership with Information & Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) to house the Club Weld music studio at their Parramatta location.

On Tuesday’s we bump our gear in and bring volume and energy to the studio space at I.C.E. Whether in one-on-one sessions or small experimental collaborations, the musical direction is led by people’s interests and aspirations.

Maximum Headroom 2015

In 2015 I.C.E. and Club Weld trialled a music video pilot project, ‘Maximum Headroom’, as the next evolutionary step in the creative/music making process for the emerging musicians in the studio program. This project brought leading contemporary video artists, Heath Franco & Alexander Smith to the studio to collaborate with the musicians to create music video clips for tracks being produced for our first compilation album.

The outcomes were exceptional: three music videos were created, one of these videos, ‘Anthony’s Bad Biscuits’, was broadcast via the world’s premiere music online portal, Noisey.com  Check the videos out below:

Parramatta STUDIO PARTNERS

Information and Cultural Exchange

Since 1984 ICE has worked with Western Sydney communities, artists and creative producers. Together, we have created exciting art, built community capacity and enhanced our region’s cultural vibrancy.

Visit website the Information and Cultural Exchange website here >

Club Weld CD Launch

At the end of our second year at Parramatta, Club Weld launched a self-titled compilation CD on FBi Radio in Sydney and via our Bandcamp page.
The 9 track CD features music written, performed and recorded at Club Weld with influences ranging from Avant Pop like Kate Bush to Kraut Rock and industrial experimentalists, Throbbing Gristle and Can, with a bit of abstract Punk-Blues thrown in for good measure.

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