Jim Sclavunos and his Faustian Pact

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by John

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Jim Sclavunos speaks to Cut & Paste about Faustian Pact ahead of the debut performance in the Festival Gardens on Feburary 14, 2012.

Faustian Pact, has been specifically created for the Perth International Arts Festival, and combines spontaneous electro-acoustic and synthesizer accompaniment utilizing real-time electronic processing triggered by movement, light and breath control with ritualistic group staging led by Pellerano. The performance includes a 60-minute “cut-up” version of the film.

Silver Alert is the Brooklyn-based improvisational duo/remix production team consisting of Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) and Peter Mavrogeorgis (who engineered The National’s acclaimed album High Violet). They have joined forces with performance artist Micki Pellerano to present an entirely new live score to F.W. Murnau’s 1926 classic film Faust.



Friday, December 18th, 2009 by John

In 2008 Grandmaster Roc Raida graced the shores of Perth, Western Australia. While here he sat down for a chat with Cut & Paste.

After we got our communication mixed up Roc Raida ending up waiting for over 45mins in the Rosemount courtyard as we battled peak hour traffic to get there. Luckily Sam Price [aka Naik] was there to chat away to the great man.

Once we arrived Mr. Raida has no ill feelings for the mix up and was one of the most amazing people we had the chance to meet and chat to.

A True Legend. 
Rest In Peace.


Out Take: Mista Savona

Monday, January 14th, 2008 by John

Some of the unused footage from the Mista Savona interview on Issue 3.


Behind the Scenes: Me and My Slave

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 by John

We had a chat with Aaron and Henry on their latest short film, Me and My Slave.


The Bluejays Out Take

Thursday, October 11th, 2007 by John

Are a three-piece soul, garage rock outfit from Western Australia. As well as touring Europe they have supported the likes of The Black Keys, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Quantic Soul Orchestra. With a bunch of 7″ records and an EP under their belts, The Bluejays will be releasing their first full length album in 2008.

Guitar & Vocals: Bobby Blackbird
Drums: Fred Cherry
Bass: Jesse Fultone

Get a taste of the heavy, heavy sound at:


Ben Templesmith

Thursday, September 20th, 2007 by John

An out take from our interview with Ben Templesmith for Issue 2.


The Community

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 by John

We caught up with The Community to talk all things Perth, art, and hip-hop. Released on the Cut & Paste DVD Demo.


Fishing with Prizzy

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 by John

We catch up with breaks DJ Prizzy to talk everything Perth, music and fishing…