The Ongoing Moment / Alpen's Working Bee

The Ongoing Moment is a project by recording artist Alpen and designers Sopp Collective. An experiment in rapid, spontaneous, and collaborative production, it encompasses Alpen’s Working Bee and Sopp Workshop: two processes which unfolded side-by-side during the first weekend of July 2008 at Sydney’s Carriageworks arts precinct. As Alpen’s assembled crew of nine musicians improvised and recorded over seven hours of music, Sopp’s band of visual artists photographed, sculpted, sketched, sewed and schemed. For each piece, both artists and musicians took a shared keyword as a prompt, a point of departure. And - fittingly for a public arts lab! - the workshop and recording space was open for all to watch and listen. The following day saw both Sopp and Alpen refining, finalising, and uploading their creation. We hope you love it; we loved making it for you. Recorded, mixed, edited, illustrated, sewn, photographed, built, designed, devised, mastered, compiled, uploaded and exhibited as part of Underbelly Public Arts Lab + Festival, in Bay 20 at Carriageworks on Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6, 2008. An installation of the visual and audio works will be presented at Carriageworks on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13.
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Jul 11
"BulletProof" By Ash Bolland of Umeric. Curated by Sopp Collective.

"BulletProof" By Ash Bolland of Umeric. Curated by Sopp Collective.



Jul 7

Danny Jumpertz, Sunday July 6, 2008.

Danny Jumpertz, Sunday July 6, 2008.


Greg Stone, Sunday July 6, 2008.

Greg Stone, Sunday July 6, 2008.


Jon Tjhia, Sun July 6, 2008

Jon Tjhia, Sun July 6, 2008


Jul 6

The Ongoing Moment / Alpen’s Working Bee

Credits •
Musicians: Andrew White, Danny Jumpertz, Caroline Jumpertz, Morgan McKellar, Marc Chomicki, Jon Tjhia, Greg Stone, Sus Harman, Brad Stafford
Audio mix by Danny Jumpertz with mastering by Greg Seiler
Designed by Sopp Collective
Released by Feral Media

1. Look Into The Sunrise (1) - 4:58
2. Look Into The Sunrise (2) - 3:35
3. Dream, Do (1) - 1:33
4. Bullet Proof (1) - 7:07
5. Sprung Bad (1) - 8:16
6. Gossip (1) - 2:28
7. Gossip (2) - 1:04
8. Sprung Bad (2) - 8:43
9. Grin & Bear It (1) - 6:11
10. 25 & On Top Of The World (1) - 3:53
11. Landlord (1) - 5:18
12. Sweet Harper Lee (1) - 4:24
13. Look Into The Sunrise (3) - 4:56
14. Gossip (3) - 5:40
15. Grin & Bear It (2) - 7:26
16. Bullet Proof (2) - 5:11
17. Dream. Do (2) - 5:01
18. 25 & On Top Of The World (2) - 5:57
19. Landlord (2) - 8:02
20. Sweet Harper Lee (2) - 6:56
21. Look Into The Sunrise (4) - 2:49
22. Dream Do (3) - 5:51

Jul 3

Musicians taking part in the recordings

Danny Jumpertz (Alpen, Clairaudience)
Jon Tjhia (ii, Scissors For Sparrow)
Caroline Chisholm (Clairaudience)
Susan Harman (Clairaudience)
Greg Stone (Underlapper, Clairaudience)
Marc Chomicki (Underlapper, Morning Stalker)
Andrew White (restream)
Brad Stafford (The Longest Day)
Greg Seiler (Comatone)
Morgan McKellar (Underlapper, Morning Stalker)


Jun 18



Track keywords

LANDLORD
BULLETPROOF
FOCUS
GRIN & BEAR IT
LOOK INTO THE SUNRISE
SPRUNG BAD
DREAM, DO
25 & ON TOP OF THE WORLD
SWEET HARPER LEE
GOSSIP


Alpen’s People Are Afraid from 2005 album Overdub.