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CURRENT AND UPCOMING
[20160604]
Ali Bezer: NOISEWALL
A noisewall is a protective barrier, erected to shield ears from unwanted noise.

SAT Jun 4 - FRI Jun 24 2016
Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
The Walls Art Space, Gold Coast
[20160720]
Gesture Manifest
If our repertoire of bodily gestures is a language, then our discrete movements and poses are words

THU 20 to SAT 30 JULY 2016
12pm - 6pm
BLINDSIDE


RECENT
[20160508]
Sisters Akousmatica
Sisters Akousmatica is a city-scale radio orchestra

SUN May 8 2016
11AM - 6PM
Signal
[20160501]
Polyphonic Social: Maydaymaydaymayday
Collective and street sounding, alternative education and down with the music industry this Mayday

SUN 1 May 2016
3PM - 6PM
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
[20160420]
Mechanical Cognition
artistic explorations of mechanical sentience and human awareness

WED 20 Apr 2016
630PM - 830PM
Carlton Connect Initiative
[20160415]
New And Experimental Music Show
Thirty-eight years on from the last program in 1978, 3CR’s ‘New and Experimental Music’ reunites

FRI Apr 15 2016
5PM - 7PM
Gertrude Contemporary
[20160401]
Nathan Gray: The Shakes
shaking as a phenomenon mapped through various mediums—sound, machine, body

FRI 1 Apr 2016
9pm-11pm
LongPlay
[20160324]
Aura Satz: In and Out of Synch
heightened perception and sensory disorientation, flicker and psychoacoustics,

THU 24 Mar 2016
630pm-830pm
Getrude Contemporary
[20160323]
Aura Satz: Artist Talk
how the physical and sonic properties of such objects tap into ideas of knowledge and communication

WED 23 March 2016
1pm-2pm
MADA | Monash University Art Design & Architecture
[20160317]
Sisters Akousmatica at The Channel
radiophonic broadcast experiments, occult vibrations and rituals, cosmic noise, chocolate LPs

THU 17 March 2016
7pm-830pm
The Channel
[20160311]
The Brain of Europe
Saint Teresa's 16th Century texts meet sonic habitats for yoga classes

FRI 11 March 2016
6pm-7pm
Polyester Records
[20160310]
Islaja, Jasmine Guffond, Half High, Francis Plagne / Hanna Chetwin
Liquid Architecture presents enigmatic Finnish performer Islaja on her first Australian tour

THU 10 Mar 2016
8pm
The Tote
[20160224]
Ensemble Economique (USA), Subterranean Rain, Various Asses
mining the thin layer between restlessness and relaxation, gloom and serenity

WED 24 Feb 2016
7pm-10pm
Tape Projects, Melbourne
[20160207]
ENDLESS BUMMER: NEW GEAR NEW YOU
Life is like a glovebox of dockets, a clutter of certifications, transactions and accumulations

SUN 7 Feb 2016
4pm - 8pm
MPavilion, Melbourne
[20160118]
Caitlin Franzmann: Tree-telling
Canary Island Palm, River Red Gum, London Plane, Algerian Oak, Jacaranda and Atlas Cedar

MON 18 Jan - SUN 24 Jan 2016
MPavilion, Melboune
[20151214]
Lecture: Anja Kanngieser – Listening to the Anthropocene: Sound and ecological crisis
sonic imaginations of the natural world at a time of accelerating global environmental crisis

MON 14 Dec 2015
6pm-8pm
Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
[20151025]
Johannes S. Sistermanns: LIFTOFFWEHAVELIFTOFF
one body. one person. 1k of glad wrap. lines and planes stretching through.

SUN 25 Oct 2015
1pm-9pm
MPavilion, Melbourne
[20151024]
Time out of Time
Sound measures time in space, and space in time: Reverb goes out, but echo comes back ... back …

SAT 24 Oct 2015
12pm-6pm
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
[20151022]
Lecture: Amelia Barikin ‘Sound Fossils and Arche-Fossils: Towards a Mineral Ontology of Contemporary Art’
the term ‘sound fossil’ has gained currency in the fields of paleosonics and contemporary art

THU 22 Oct 2015
6pm-8pm
Gertrude Contemporary
[20151018]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Aural Contract: The voice before the law
The contemporary politics of listening - its relationship to power, borders, testimony and truth

SUN 18 Oct 2015
4pm-7pm
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
[20151017]
Julian Oliver: TX/RX – Transmit and Receive
TX/RX; a participatory intervention and workshop in two parts by critical engineer and artist Julian

SAT 17 Oct 2015
3pm-5pm
Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
[20151017]
Andrew McLellan: The Latest Technology as Unilateral Directories
the disintegrating effects of contemporary speech

SAT 17 Oct 2015
7pm - 9pm
Bus Projects
[20151005]
LA2015 Perth
Liquid Architecture and Tura New Music team up for a evening of diverse and beguiling music

MON 5 Oct 2015
Hellenic Club
[20151003]
LA2015 Brisbane
Our 2015 Brisbane unfolds over two evenings (October 3 and October 4) in various spaces at the IMA

SAT 3 Oct - SUN 4 Oct 2015
5pm-9pm
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
[20151002]
Basic House = Heavenly
FRI Oct 2 2015
Goodgod small club
[20150930]
LA2015 Sydney: Beyond Capitalist Surrealism
Sydney is even more expensive than Melbourne — more capitalist, and therefore more surreal.

WED 30 Sep - FRI 2 Oct 2015
6pm-10pm
firstdraft
[20150927]
Ritual Community Music
Mobilising the
Under-sung uncertainty; a
Strangers’ seminar
Insistently
Creating comradeship

SUN 27 Sep 2015
5pm-11pm
The Tote
[20150927]
Facebook Chorus
An ensemble of singers reciting texts derived in situ from their Facebook feeds throughout the day.

SUN 27 Sep 2015
10am-5pm
Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria
[20150926]
Basic House – Techno Masterclass
Basic House will present a 'techno masterclass', demonstrating his creative production process

SAT 26 Sep 2015
4pm-6pm
The Channel, Art Centre Melbourne
[20150926]
Two Party State
Liquid Architecture and Channels form a coalition

SAT 26 Sep 2015
8pm-midnight
Schoolhouse Studios
[20150926]
Nathan Gray: smile and nod
public, talk-show-style conversations, actions, lectures and performances

SAT 26 Sep 2015
1pm-4pm
RMIT Design Hub
[20150925]
Echo/Siren: The People’s Microphone
Siren [BECKONING, WARNING, SEDUCTION]
Echo [REFLECTING, RESOUNDING, ENDLESS REBOUND]

FRI 25 Sep 2015
7pm-10pm
Mission to Seafarers
[20150924]
Capitalist Surrealism
lecture-performances by sound artists is brought to you by the new cultural logic of capital

THU 24 Sep 2015
7pm-10pm
Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria
[20150918]
CARE – FM[X] PART FOUR
The energy is mutual and it’s reciprocal.

FRI Sep 18th 2015
6pm-9pm
West Space
[20150917]
Jasmine Guffond: ANYWHERE ALL THE TIME
a sonic presence to phenomena that usually lies beyond human perception

THU 17 Sep 2015
6pm-9pm
The Channel, Art Centre Melbourne
[20150911]
DESIRE INDUSTRIES – FM[X] PART THREE
Rogue trading in the erotic economy

FRI 11 Sep 2015
6pm-9pm
West Space
[20150909]
Antony Riddell: Fingerprints on the Surface of the Brain
solo exhibition by the artist, writer and musician Antony Riddell.

WED 9 Sept - SAT 26 Sept 2015
Blindside, Melbourne


FULL PROGRAM
CURRENT AND UPCOMING

  • Angie Garrick
    Listening to my work conjures a feeling of a certain colour, perhaps a blue thats between blue and another, green and or purple. It wavers and moves between. My eyes are closed and this indigo landscape forms a silky texture in my mind. It slowly starts to rain and the colour dissipates into and oxen nothingness. The end.
  • Caitlin Franzmann
    ...the term vocal fry and its association with young women is another ‘excuse to dismiss, ignore and marginalise women’s voices, both literally and figuratively’.
  • David Chesworth
    Am not I, who thanks to owning a car, capable of all that the human heart longs for? Does not a car possess all human capacities? Does not my car, therefore transform all my incapacities into their contrary?
  • Ela Stiles
    The act of listening to my work is unpredictable, as I never play the same set twice or use all the same sounds or words, they are constantly changing and I myself don't know what I am going to do each time I play live.
  • Francis Plagne
    to jerk or throw underhand or backhand
  • Jasmine Guffond
    digital technologies, sonification and the aesthetisation of data as a means of artistically surveying contemporary surveillance
  • Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford
    Drouhin and Stafford use radios, transmitters, crystals, hurdy gurdy and field recordings in acts of sound divination and occult listening. Their collective interests lie in radio arts, auditory-spatial practices and the intersection of gender and emergent art forms.
  • Lara Thoms
    How to piss off the music industry and the artworld - an exploratory model
  • Nathan Gray
    the object as a score for action
  • Prophets
    Ah!Puch!, Bird Brain, Groovy G, Heaps Mad, Shazzam, Ctrl+Alt+Man & Pug
  • radio cegeste
  • Rosalind Hall
  • Shani Mohini-Holmes
    (I just want to create sound that transcends my horrendous personality)
  • Zoe Scoglio
    Hybrid Bodies. Fluid Forms. Momentary Deep-Time.


RECENT

  • Adelle Mills
    Figures that act with skill wedge their voices in between rolling translations.
  • Alex Cuffe
    Our abject humanness horrifies me, imagine all these people, these skin wrapped containers of meat communicating to each other their thoughts.
  • Alice Hui-Sheng Chang
    vocal groups as small social experiments in the diversity in human social interactions
  • Alrey Batol
    practical attempts to expose or rupture existing systems that operate and govern everyday life
  • Amelia Barikin
    As a material index of acoustic activity, the term 'sound fossil' has gained currency in the field of contemporary art both as a means of accounting for the appearance of the past in the present, and as an embodiment of cosmic time.
  • Andrew McLellan
    rather than being slowed down by your brain needing to figure out how to say the words first.
  • Angie Garrick
    Listening to my work conjures a feeling of a certain colour, perhaps a blue thats between blue and another, green and or purple. It wavers and moves between. My eyes are closed and this indigo landscape forms a silky texture in my mind. It slowly starts to rain and the colour dissipates into and oxen nothingness. The end.
  • Anja Kanngieser and Daniel Jenatsch
    sound and communication are shaped by, and shape, our relations to one another, to the architectures and infrastructures around us, to our larger atmospheres and ecologies, and to the forces of power and governance that we experience and intervene in
  • Ann Fuata
    !!CALL OUT!! Performers needed to participate in a live performance. It involves clicking, pausing and clapping. Please contact: a.a.fuata@gmail.com
  • Antoinette J. Citizen
    speculations on the current contemporary desire for the datafication of self-knowledge
  • Antony Riddell
    aggressive physical impropriety, neurologically-disordered vocals, lyrical interventions, simultaneously absurd, yet strangely elegant
  • Aura Satz
    my works explore diagrams and traces; these become abstractions of presence. My previous projects looked at traces of voices, sound inscriptions, and writing techniques. I am primarily interested in traces that look nothing like their source and that give materiality to what is ultimately immaterial or imperceptible
  • Aurelia Guo
    #GiveYourMoneyToWomen
  • Basic House
    Sonic adventurer who experiments with captivating rhythmic and textured techno.
  • Ben Kolaitis
    subject: our symbiotic ontological relationship with sonic apparatus as a site where the human and the non-human meet
  • Bon Mott
    A transmutation into energy happens from an alchemical mixture of the corporeal, the spatial, the intangible and embodiment of the ghost of AC/DC’s singer/songwriter, Bon Scott.
  • Botanic Gordon
    Reel to reel tape, live radio samples, loops, vintage synth and homemade and modified sound trinkets
  • Brandon LaBelle
    questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions
  • Caitlin Franzmann
    ...the term vocal fry and its association with young women is another ‘excuse to dismiss, ignore and marginalise women’s voices, both literally and figuratively’.
  • Camille Robinson
    Camille Robinson is here to listen
  • Caroline Anderson
    Screeds of crystallised information surprised me with its contents, issuing clues as to what was happening within.
  • Carolyn Connors
    At one factory, each worker was assigned a piece of wood. Each of the four sides was painted a different colour: black, white, yellow and blue. The piece of wood displayed the colour that corresponded to the quality of the worker’s work the previous day: black was bad, blue was so-so, yellow was good, and white was excellent. The daily colour for each worker was logged in a ‘book of colour’.
  • Celeste Liddle
    Melbourne-based Arrernte woman and self-described Black Feminist Ranter
  • Clare Cooper
    The feminism at the core of her practice manifests as commitment to oddity.
  • Coco Solid AKA Jess Hansell
    People have fatal embargoes on who they think they are. Permission to change unlocks that.
  • COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE SOUND COLLECTIVE
    They were asked to consider the contradictions in sound, such as those found in film and Foley techniques and to consider that gender may be associated to particular qualities in sound, instruments and/or image.
  • Danae Valenza
  • DIVA FINGER
    Super friend duo sending wavelengths of creme fraiche scooped offa a pile of sweetened condensed milk in a vortex of TLCWhaleNoise with a contact mic taped between Janet Jackson's buttcheeks, Sadeism and MariahCareyism, equaling the goodness of greasy pizzaonthecouch X 880000000
  • Eddie Hopely
    (eg a triad of #branding, #recovery, and #evidence corresponding to then cycling through topos CS, WWAFMSL, E)
  • Ela Stiles
    The act of listening to my work is unpredictable, as I never play the same set twice or use all the same sounds or words, they are constantly changing and I myself don't know what I am going to do each time I play live.
  • Ellena Savage
    Ellena Savage is an essayist, critic, and editor from Melbourne. She has been described as a “neurotic airhead”, and “better than Marx”.
  • Ensemble Economique
    The only thing in focus,
    a sharp EE

  • Evelyn Ida Morris
    musician, performer, LISTEN(ER) and advocate for women in Australian music
  • Feminist Theory Group
    FTG: Eva Birch, Katherine Botten, Aurelia Guo
  • Frances Barrett
    From here to hear.
    From here, as email. To hear, as script.
    From here, as silent artist**. To hear, performing Curator***.

  • Frances Dyson
    the resonance of voice has been exiled to places without people
  • Francis Plagne
    to jerk or throw underhand or backhand
  • Gabi Briggs
    Gabi Briggs is a Koori woman from the sovereign Anaiwan and Gumbangier peoples and has been raised on country in Armidale, NSW. She relocated to the unceded lands of the Wurunjeri people where she is currently completing her BFA at RMIT. Gabi works primarily with photography but also works within different mediums such as video and performance. Gabi is a co-founder of Sovereign Apocalypse and is a member of the Tiddas Take Back collective.
  • Gail Priest
    Gail Priest is an artist, writer and curator, for whom sound is the key investigative material.
  • Georgina Criddle
    a voice from behind the great walls of brian
  • Hanna Chetwin
    projector hum
  • Harriet Kate Morgan
    Psychedelic death industrial act military position deals with modern and everlasting feelings of female and human subjugation.
  • Holly Childs
    Kemistry died (cat-eye reflector dislodged by a truck travelling ahead of the vehicle she was in)
  • Islaja
    First ever Australian performance by Merja Kokkonen AKA Islaja, the brilliant Finish experimental musician with numerous releases on Fonal Record, Ecstatic Peace, Root Strata and Monika Enterprise.
  • Ivan Lisyak
    pop culture appropriation, techno, and heavy industrial aesthetics
  • Jackson Eaton
    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Jackson Eaton himself tell the Jackson Eaton story.

  • James Parker
    Eavesdropping and exposure: the twin frontiers of contemporary sonic warfare. What binds them together? Amongst other things, law’s complicity.
  • Jannah Quill
    lights on lights off lights on lights off
  • Jared Davis
  • Jasmine Guffond
    digital technologies, sonification and the aesthetisation of data as a means of artistically surveying contemporary surveillance
  • Jennifer Walshe
    Irish Dada-ist, composer and musical conceptualist, socially mediated / meditated performance art
  • Joe Banks
    the relation between techniques of recording and mechanisms of perception
  • Johannes S. Sistermanns
    [Un - the World] unexpected unrepeatable unclosed
  • Jonathan Kemp
    the elaboration of life coding strategies usually by way of some breton-brut sleights of hand
  • Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford
    Drouhin and Stafford use radios, transmitters, crystals, hurdy gurdy and field recordings in acts of sound divination and occult listening. Their collective interests lie in radio arts, auditory-spatial practices and the intersection of gender and emergent art forms.
  • Kate Brown
    The processes ‘the body’ undergoes during a vocal performance are acknowledged by representing the body as a machinic entity via sound to combine present actions and potential connections within a continuum.
  • Kate Geck
    animation, textiles, installation, interactive, melbourne, australia m8
  • Kraus
    I play guitar, drums, a home-made synthesizer, organ, bamboo flute and tape-loops. I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I like medieval and Renaissance music, Japanese traditional music, psychedelic music, electronic music 1950s-70s and rock and pop of the same era. And, etc.
  • Kym Maxwell
    recite verses in rounds expressing the interconnectedness of student to teacher, student to student and class to the community.
  • Kynan Tan
    What are the implications of being listened to at all times? What is the difference between being listened to
    by: nobody, somebody, a machine, an intelligent machine?

  • Lara Thoms
    How to piss off the music industry and the artworld - an exploratory model
  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan
    the contemporary politics of listening – its relationship to power, borders, human rights, testimony and truth
  • Leena Riethmuller
    By accessing bodily information, participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on tacit knowledge, physical experiences and emotional states.
  • Lucreccia Quintanilla
    multidisciplinary artist, writer and sometimes DJ
  • Magic Steven
    "Treat Every Experience as a Lesson... To Open your Mind & Heart." -
  • Makeda
  • Marcus Rechsteiner
    Time travel confuses me. When I see it in movies I get confused and think how is this possible. I also think it would be cool to see if Aliens did build the pyramids. I would also use it to see if Julius Caesar ate Caesar salads.
  • Marian Tubbs
    There is a party at Minerva 4/111 Macleay St, Potts Point this Saturday from 8pm-9:30pm. We hope you can make it. There will be some recording devices at the gallery.
  • Mark Brown
    relentless processes of the dematerialisation of matter despite the human struggle to contain time - the eternal eating machine
  • Martin Howse
    discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions)
  • Martina Copley
    Sound, idea, object and modality are collated to set up a structural space for something to exist, a space in which the work moves towards an opening and at the same time asks questions about itself.
  • Media Lab Melbourne
  • Monica Monin & Astrid Lorange
    Affective Citations
  • Nathan Gray
    the object as a score for action
  • Nathan John Thompson
    new possibilities for man/machine interaction, mechanical sentience and the complexities produced from these relationships
  • Nicola Morton
    psychic séances, psychedelic performances, psychological deaths
  • Pia Van Gelder
    heosophy, technology, science, counter-culture histories, DIY pedagogy, AV mysticism and what she calls ‘machinic affinity’
  • Poppy de Souza
    "Beyond Voice Poverty: New Economies of Voice and the Frontiers of Speech, Listening and Recognition"
  • Prophets
    Ah!Puch!, Bird Brain, Groovy G, Heaps Mad, Shazzam, Ctrl+Alt+Man & Pug
  • radio cegeste
  • Ragtime Frank
    Her neighbours come tell me
    Frankie she ain’t home

  • Rebecca Ross
  • Richard Dawson
    songs both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a febrile imagination that references worlds held dear and worlds unknown
  • Rita Revell
    Amniotic reminiscences and mutated mummy rhythms transmute in home video holy matrimony.
  • Robin Hayward
  • Rosalind Hall
  • Rosalind Hall and Dave Brown
    a blind dance of hope in step and flight..sending thoughts astray amid hallucinations born of time and telepathy.
  • Ruth O’Leary
    Melbourne based artist who works primarily with performance, video and painting.
  • Samaan Fieck
  • Sarah Byrne
  • Saskia Doherty
    speak until the breath is completely gone
  • Sean Dockray
    The Facebook timeline is like a broken toilet, constantly flushing.
  • Shani Mohini-Holmes
    (I just want to create sound that transcends my horrendous personality)
  • Sibling
    SIBLING works at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, cultural analysis and graphic communication to produce new and unexpected spatial outcomes
  • Simona Castricum
    "All that I am doesn't belong, all I will be doesn't belong, so whats the point of all of my songs if everything I know is now wrong?"

  • Snack Syndicate (Andrew Brooks and Astrid Lorange)
    Multipacks, or: microbial colonies, algorithms talking to algorithms, a google deep dream, systems as swarms. Denial in a buzz is no escape at all. Effortless, thick cloud.
  • Sovereign Trax
    decolonises the party with tracks from First Nations musicians and producers who are “experimenting across genres and spitting heavy truths”.
  • Steph Overs
    Electronic materials recombine and transform in infinite compositions as an experiment in computer aided sound-to-object synesthesia.
  • Subterranean Rain
    Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, mumble, Repetition, Repetition, klang
  • Thanh Hằng Phạm
    Thanh Hằng is a queer, second-gen Vietnamese-Other descendant. She draws on the bodily to visualize and give breathe to her writing and zine-making. Thanh Hằng’s work is engrossed in mental health, bodies, boundaries, Vietnamese diaspora, queerness, and water. She is also a radio producer for 3CR’s Queering the Air.
  • Tom Ogley
    “I went to my teacher I wanted to stop and she said ,'no Tom , you can’t leave . You’ve got something special in your feet that people would die for'“
  • Tom Smith
    I selected several excerpts from Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello's The New Spirit of Capitalism. I interpreted these sentences in the manner of the heavily auto-tuned slowdown.
  • Various Asses
    various asses aka v/a aka Fatti Frances
  • Yen-Ting Hsu
    the connection between sound, life, environment and culture.
  • Zac Segbedzi
    “one does not simply take the acid, the acid is no longer a tab... ”
  • Zoe Scoglio
    Hybrid Bodies. Fluid Forms. Momentary Deep-Time.


A NEW DISQUIET
Last week Liquid Architecture was awarded multi-year funding from the Australia Council.
We now have major opportunities, and also responsibilities. Everything is sharpened by the disquieting predicament of many of our colleagues and friends.
We’re an experimental organisation for artists working with sound, born in 1999; and lately we’ve been growing and changing. We are no longer an annual “festival”. We devise critical sound and listening projects, happening all year round, all over the place.
And this support means we can now experiment harder, think more radically, and initiate new conversations and noise based on questions we don’t know the answer to.
Thank you.
EVERYTHING