Australian Sound Artist

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bogong AIR Festival 2011

Full PDF Including participating artists can be downloaded HERE courtesy of Westspace Gallery

Was quietly excited to see this in my inbox as an email from one of my rather distant/impressive/at-times-even-infuriating-yet-still-incredibly-likeable, lecturer who shall remain nameless.....
Was impressed by the eclectic nature of the artists involved, as participants originate from a number of different countries and with various years of experience. (In a nutshell - I like the fact that there are students I studied with amongst the established and more renown Sound Artists.) 

-Will try my best to make it to this one...

Inhabit International Arts Research and Cultural Exchange

2011 has started with exciting news - I am lucky enough to have been selected as a recipient of Punctum's Inhabit international residency to be completed at the 'abbaye de Noirlac', in the countryside of central France.

: An opportunity to work and create within the country at which the concept of the Acousmonium (as a sound system) and acousmatic spatialising, was born :

The work that will be undertaken at Noirlac will be heavily focussed on the acoustics of the present architecture as well as it's surroundings. I must say - the abbey itself looks sonically inspiring (yep I'm inspired to create sounds simply by looking at the buildings - I cannot wait to hear how the walls, arches and cavernous depths will affect the atmosphere)

These images are snapshots of those found at

At this stage, I plan to use my time there to make recordings (surround, stereo, mono) of various sounds. These sounds may have a highly charged cultural relevance to the local communities, or they may be a further expression and discovered detail of the reality I explore there. There is much to write about and much to do - will flesh out the details at a later date.

I hope to make these sounds available to all via the Freesound Project. I also hope to include others in the work process through the feedback and suggestions that can be made on the website - we'll see how it goes!

Much thanks must go to Jacques Soddell for his encouragement in my recent development of these work methods. 

Much-to-do, Much-to-do