B-wise. A man without beginning nor end, who exists solely in the tension between sound and space with no intent to define or to become benign. A naysayer of stagnation; palpable throughout his record bag, articulated in his views and projected through his three day music festival ‘Inner Varnika’, which is set to embark on it’s 7th expedition. Chatting in the studio, Bryce sits in tandem with housemate Jack Fenby who both sit effortlessly relaxed, speaking with starry eyes and quick wit. He touches on the genesis of the Inner Varnika ethos; how, now in hindsight, the founding family and festival have evolved naturally in unison with the patrons, a dialogue that has allowed the 3-day festival to distil into a very intimate and considered experience with a model that puts the feeling and human connection first. A truly fostered community that relishes change.
A noteworthy story from a previous I.V. further to that feeling that inspired both myself and Jack recounted UK artist ‘Brian not Brian’ (Going Good), a pure knowledge bank known for unearthing artists, holding his bowels with the diligence of the Dalai Lama on the Saturday afternoon peak set in a pure sunset of dust, sweat & S&M, after contracting crippling gastro 2 days before. If there’s any consolation as to how much passion and community spirit can be felt on the rural plains of outer Melbourne, then that’s truly it…
Relish in an environmental vessel for one to congregate, and to emancipate. That doesn’t “preach or tell you where it’s at… Just where the music is coming from.”
An independent 3 day outdoor music event, set to roll out on Easter weekend to a full capacity audience in 2019. Featuring a long list of veterans and pioneers in their disciplines, it’s truly devoted to the music enthusiasts and the open minds - Mr Scruff and Fred P [Black Jazz Consortium] are passing through Adelaide Easter weekend for Endless Grooves and Inside Out respectively so if you’re in Adelaide check the schedule at Sugar Nightclub. They too, are obviously notable features in the Inner Varnika lineup alongside the likes of Bjorn Torske, DJ Bone, Mafalda and a stacked local list including export Tornado Wallace, Andy Garvey, and András.
credits: Bryce Lawrence [Inner Varnika], Jack Fenby [photography]