Dave Brown


guitarist / sound artist

Dave Brown has been involved in the Melbourne avant-garde, art rock/punk rock scene since the mid-seventies. The focus of his solo project “candlesnuffer” has increasingly centred on the development of composing techniques that meld opposing streams like conventional electroacoustic methods with noise and rock, and also the development of a vocabulary of tiny acoustic sounds enlarged outside their normal context. He has continued to develop a vocabulary that runs the gamut from rock bassist through experimental guitarist to sound artist, and has completed a PhD project researching the use of electroacoustic compositions in a public hospital Emergency Department.