Australian Sound Artist

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sombre nay Sated: Review in De:Bug issue #176

'Sombre nay Sated', has a review in De:Bug #176. Translation in english below................

"Tessa Elieff's ambisonic work, her interests in sound and effects of perception of specific spaces and rooms of resonance have led her to travel half the world in the last couple of years, notwithstanding Austria, where her debut album has finally been released on the Moozak label.  Her music, with its multi-layered dimensionality of diffusion and (re)editing (processing) always runs the risk of having these elements reduced when released on a CD. This is sometimes the case in this almost half-hour collection of three commission works. The shadow-like granular waves composed for the Melbourne event, 'Akousmatikoi' (with Jacques Soddell) one suspects only finds completion in its radiant emittance at the very location. Engaging, involving and immersive however, are the two following pieces for the ORF Kunstradio, both using the recordings of sound installations of Austrian artists Uli Kuehn and Andreas Trobollowitsch.
The mysterious and threatening low rumblings and buzzing hums are made alive through very engaged field recording processes and especially the sounds of weather and insects in, 'Taken to Booroomba' lets one eagerly await the planned collaboration work with Chris Watson." 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Article on the British Libraries Sound and Vision blog

Recently I was approached by Cheryl Tipp - Curator of Natural Sounds at the British Library, and asked to write a blog entry for her series on guest field recordists and sound artists. I was very flattered to contribute and must say - it was a little confronting writing about my work in a rather candid way. I didn't expect to be quite so open but Cheryl has a knack of making you feel comfortable enough to do so.

The article titled, 'Tessa Elieff: Witness, documentarian and provocateur.' can be read HERE

I highly recommend having a read of the other contributing artists - such as John Kannenberg's unique twist with his works of sound recordings within museum's and Simon Elliot's life work on recording (and not disrupting) the voice of the wildlife. 

Lovely weekend reading and a way to escape for a little....