WHILE YOU SLEEP:
An Interview with Lawrence English Lawrence English is Liquid
Architecture's Brisbane director and recently
curated the Melatonin installation (and accompanying
CD release featuring Oren Ambarchi, DJ Olive,
Timeblind, Scanner, Zane Trow, David Toop,
and others), a superbly executed piece of
conceptual art that explored the body's use
of the chemical melatonin during sleep.
ARTS, SUTURES & PSEUDOPODS:
An Interview with Tony Conrad Tony
Conrad is considered one of the first "minimal"
composer/performers, associated in his early
period with La Monte Young, John Cale, Henry
Flynt and legendary New York underground filmmaker,
Jack Smith. Conrad is also acknowleged as
a pioneer of structuralist filmmaking (his
1960s film The Flicker is one of
the key early works of the "structural"
film movement), and in recent years he has
presented and performed at festivals and events
An Interview with Pierre Bastien In 1977, Pierre Bastien
built his first musical machinery. For the
next 10 years, he composed for dance companies
and played with Pascal Comelade. In the meantime,
he constantly developed his mechanical orchestra,
which, since 1987, he has concentrated on
through solo performances, sound installations,
recordings and collaborations with such artists
as Pierrick Sorin, Karel Doing, Jean Weinfeld,
Robert Wyatt and Issey Miyake.
An Interview with Terre Thaemlitz Japan-based Terre Thaemiltz
is an award winning electroacoustic laptop
musician and a queer activist. He has roots
as a house DJ in New York's notorious transgender
clubs and as an ambient music producer; he
also has a firm stance on reconfiguring notions
of performativity and trangenderism.
Arnya Tehira was co-coordinator
(with Sianna Lee) of LA4's 360 Degrees: Women
in Sound, which featured short- and long-form
composition, quadraphonic installation, sound
sculpture and the relationship between sound,
video and digital media.
Architcture 4: OVERVIEW
featured the work of 30 Australian and international
artists, including French musique concrete/acousmatic
pioneer, Bernard Parmegiani, and San Francisco
noise merchants, Scott Arford and Randy HY
WOMB: or, Sound Art Before you Were Born
In utero, four and a half months after conception,
the foetus begins to hear. Well before sight,
smell, taste and touch are anything more than
a vague hint of the surrounding world, sound
is bombarding the unborn child. And a barrage
of sound it is...
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Bruce Mowson's "Trash"
essay: what would Edison have made of it all?
A comprehensive sound art
An interview with Melbourne's
infamous Philip Brophy.