2005 The year got off to a good start, with Ascension Band: Evolution The successful collaboration with Nigel Patterson, Ryan Prebble, and over a dozen other musicians, from jazz-schooled to untrained punks, won the best music award in the NZ Fringe Festival. I had my first taste of success (the fame part of Fame & … Continue reading 2005

Kalbarri, Western Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph8rheKkR0U Music and video by Dave Black & Cylvi Manthyng from a road trip north from Perth, Western Australia.   Kalbarri is a small town of just over a thousand people, known for its rocky coastline, red landscape, spring flowers, and pounding surf.  

The Road to Bogandoor

Election night 2013 in Australia mix - At the time I lived in Perth, WA. And Australia Day music video from an unfinished Aussie album... enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTMQw7roXH0 Music by Nat da Hatt & Dave Black with Snake Beings, video by Dave Black and Cylvi Manthyng See also - our first Australian album, After Maths & … Continue reading The Road to Bogandoor

Cylvi M: White Suit Walking

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hagrm-jt3gha3tDwDkud1NiU6ydAcv1 A series of performance art pieces conceived & performed by Cylvi Manthyng fFOMPA TRUST.ORG A White Suit Walking: 30 Days a Statue. a series of 60-second Statue-scapes entitled Self | Selfie | Selfless Created to offer hope and support To the family and friends left behind When a loved one goes Missing……   http://www.ffompatrust.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/ffompa/Continue reading Cylvi M: White Suit Walking

Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012

"This is something that he has to do, that he will do, come fame or oblivion" -Chris Knox Now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Deezer etc fiffdimension vol2, a sequel to Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005, sees increasingly wide-ranging experimentation and exploration both sonically and geographically, from New Zealand and beyond to Australia and East Asia, and a … Continue reading Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012

After Maths & Sciences

An Australian novel for the ear, recorded in Melbourne VIC and Gosford NSW in 2005 - by kiwis. Music by Dave Black - banjo, dictaphone, laptop, acoustic guitar, harmonica, drums / Cylvi M - phat beatz, shaker, shakuhachi / Francesca Mountfort - cello / Mike Kingston - acoustic guitar / various Australians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duDk1hz3dn4&w=420&h=225 2006 | … Continue reading After Maths & Sciences