This project has been assisted by the Australian Government
through the Australia Council, its
principal arts funding and advisory body.
© Kristaps Kalns
Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine
Through the magic of mirrors, multiple projectors and highly ingenious live on stage editing, Metamkine produces and directs a new film with each of their performances. Working around a core narrative, they spill eddies of impromptu vignettes, accompanied by a live soundtrack of tape fragments and ancient synthesiser sounds. These three collaborators, Jérôme Noetinger, Christophe Auger and Xavier Quérel, have worked together for ten years, and have succeeded in pushing the boundaries of film and soundtrack into the realm of live performance.
O Listen to Un Temps 1 :: Jérôme Noetinger
is one of America's most vital composers. Deep Listening(r), her
lifetime practice is fundamental to her composing, performing and
teaching. She serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, Darius Milhaud
Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland CA and president of
Deep Listening Institute in Kingston NY.
O Listen to Pea(ce) Soup :: Pauline's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
is a spoken word performer and sound artist who performs with
Pauline Oliveros and other artists in the United States and
Internationally. A noted author, playwright and poet, her works
include the critically acclaimed memoir, Pride of Family;Four
Generations of American Women of Color , Listening in Dreams and This
is a Dream! She is the playwright and director of Njinga the Queen
King and the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him. An
educator and counselor who specializes in dreams and the creative
process, she conducts seminars and retreats throughout the world.
Ione is the Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.
Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock
Rudolf Eb.er (a.k.a. Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock/Wash Your Brains) is an eccentric performer from Switzerland who leads Schimpfluch Gruppe - a group of similarly odd bands/performers/dadaists. He prefers to identify his own work as "psychoacoustic trainings". He is constantly touring with fellow Schimpfluch Gruppe members like Joke Lanz performing absurd actions, which often lead to riots and subsequent ban of Gruppe in certain countries.
O Listen to Vor Die Hunde und Zum Teufel (edit) :: Rudolf's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
been a member of Schimpfluch Gruppe, Fear Of God, Ohne and Dead Peni. In his solo work he blends together field recording, real noise, insect recordings,
cracked electro acoustic sound and voice. Not always loud, in fact hardly loud, but in a true collage style: moments of sheer silence are cut off with segments of cracking objects, insect sounds, speeding up tapes, people shouting on the street and then perhaps, perhaps, silence again.
O Listen to For the Tasmanian Devils (edit) :: Dave Phillips' contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
is Sydney's own psychotic supergroup covers band. Your favourite pop hits as you've never heard them before. Get down to such classics as Bohemian Rhapsody and Tainted Love as performed by a demented En-era Roxy Music featuring Sweden, Swerve and Ardian (Spastic Howitzer) Bertram.
is a Melbourne based experimental artist working in the fields of computer music performance and audio visual diffusion. He has made a series of films for the cathode ray oscilloscope (released on the DVD 'backscatter' on synaesthesia records) and now performs with an audio controlled laser system. For LA8 he will be performing on ancient synthesisers ...
Shame File Music
is an Australian Experimental Music label and mailorder service. Launching at the festival is 'Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 - 1973' a new compilation CD documenting the forgotten history of Australian experimental music. Over three years of research by Clinton Green has resulted in this compilation CD that stretches over four decades, a time previously thought by many to be barren of experimental activity in Australian music.
is a Brisbane based sound artist working across a range of arenas.
She utilises field recordings as the source material for her work. These recordings are then digitally processed into abstract representations of site and memory.
O Listen to Cane (edit) :: Camilla's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
has been creating audio for over 5 years and is known for his spacious, expansive sound pieces. Dense layers of tonal drones adumbrate the field recordings, guitar, and tape loops that Wright uses as source material for his laptop-based live performances. Based in Auckland Nigel also plays in the duo Nest with Andrew Scott.
O Listen to Cardboard :: Nigel's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
(Brisbane) will perform a series of recent expanded cinema works including 'Bloodless Landscape', 'The Gospel According to Johnny's Ghost',and 'Henri's Hallucinations across Time and Space' Abject Leader are Sally Golding (celluloid, 16mm projectors, live manipulations), Joel Stern (concrete sounds, invented instruments, electronics) and Jamie Hume (narration, characterisation). Their performances are constructed from poetic and abstract 16mm film (mostly shot on the outskirts of Brisbane, or at home, and hand-processed), improvised and chaotic dissolutions of Foley, sound effects, and score, and heavily fractured narratives drawn from dreams, hallucinations, and other visitations.
O Listen to Phermone Wings :: Joel's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
s a collaboration between Sydney based video artists Chris
Caines and Jessica Tyrrell. Jessica Tyrrell is an emerging
experimental filmmaker, video artist and writer. Chris Caines is a
filmmaker working in shorts, documentary, locative & wireless media.
Testing the filmic possibilities of VJ performance, Kamusta creates
live visual and audio pieces that aspire to a kind of "live cinema".
Justice Yeldham & the Dynamic Ribbon Device
(aka Lucas Abela) travels the world grinding his face into a sheet of amplified plate glass. As he screams and hyperventilates onto the glass, he pulls and squeezes it, generating a wild speaker rattling noise. A spectacle of nauseating saliva, blood and distortion. Described as making a "sound like a Dalek in it's death throes." - Chris Summerlin on 151105 Nottingham, UK
is a bass noise improv quartet whose main aim is to manipulate the
lower end of the sound spectrum through live shows that combine installation
with performance. Directed by Perth based sound artist and composer Cat
Hope, Abe Sada has a constantly evolving line up of bass players. Prior to
this Liquid Architecture show Abe Sada tour Japan to promote their debut
album, "SubZilla", on Bloodstarmusic.com
O Listen to Facelift :: featuring chainsaw solo!
is a musician and time-based artist living in Sydney, New South Wales. He composes highly textural sound-driven audiovisual works for live performance, installation and screening/playback. These works explore the musical qualities of composed sound in a symbiotic relationship with moving image, often in a multi-speaker, multi-screen environment. His music is often concerned with drawing a sense of musicality from non-musical sources (such as field recordings and sound captured from video). In a performance context, he utilises a software-based framework for structured improvisation which he has been developing for several years. He has performed and exhibited widely within Australia for the last four years.
O Listen to Taps (edit) :: Peter's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
is a Melbourne musician who combines contrabass and garklein recorders with electronics to create works which constantly shift between dialectic extremes; those of frequency, the digital and the bodily and the processed and the instrumental. Appearances in 2006 ranged from the Festival Musiques Innovatrices (France to the Skopje Summer Festival (Macedonia) and the OFF Film Festival (Brisbane).
Thomas Knox Arnold
is a Sydney based artist who is not very interested in sport and rather focuses much of his attention on/to sound/s. Once one half of cult radio program Dark Hours (broadcast on 2RRR throughout much of the 90s), he now studies at the University of Western Sydney and releases music under the name Lucas Darklord. Check out his releases on Painfree Found Sound.
Paul Gough is pimmon. The name acts as an empty canvas for his otherworld soundscapes. The sound of pimmon? Buzzes and blips, distorted rumbles, ghosts of melody, radar pulses, glitched ambience all are melted into an unpredictable slab of sound that fluctuates on and off. Minimal and maximised sounds weave without sounding unfocused. Microscopic worlds that are zoom-lensed into grainy focus, alien and yet vaguely familiar, an emotive call from the distance.
O Listen to Untitled (excerpt) :: Pimmon's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 5 Sound Gallery
is an artist working in audio - visual performance, interactive installation, music and video. He performs and produces as himself, The Geek from Swampy Creek, AC/3P and Spanky. His works have been performed and presented at Artspace Sydney, Electrofringe 2006, ISEA2004 aboard the Silja cruise liner which sailed the Baltic sea, Synesthesic headache-SOOB, Brisbane 03, Ars Electronica, Radiotopia, Austria 02, Data Terra-dLux media arts 02, Electrofringe03,02,01,00,99. A2d Adelaide Fringe Festival 02 and Hybrid life forms: Australian New Media Art, Media Art Institute Amsterdam 01. In 2002 he received an Australia council Run Way grant to attend Ars Electronica and participated in the UTT residency and workshop in audio-visual techniques, Portugal. He was also involved in Solar Circuit Tasmania 02.
Throughout his 30 year career, Rik has been involved in many multi-faceted areas of audio works. He is a founding member of internationally renowned experimental improvisation group the Machine for Making Sense with whom he has performed extensively. He has constructed atmospheric soundscapes for dance/theatre groups such as Gravity Feed, and is a founding member of electronic trio Social Interiors. Rik's radiophonic compositions have been broadcast in Australia, Europe, UK, USA, Canada and Asia and he has regularly performed both solo and with other musicians locally and internationally, as well as releasing numerous recordings of his own works.
"There is no auditory container for sounds... music communicates with all times and all spaces of a film, even as it leaves them to their separate and distinct existences"
(Michel Chion: 1990).
For well over a decade, Australia's Lloyd Barrett has been issuing all manner of intricate sound works – from diligent examinations of postconcréte sound and abstracted rhythmic projects to spacious ambient works.
In 2005, he committed himself to create Mise en Scene, which he will present at Liquid Architecture 8, a work drawing on the concepts of filmic sound and exploring the possibilities of philosophies suggested by authors and theorists such as Michel Chion.
O Listen to Untitled :: Lloyd's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 5 Sound Gallery
The Daniel Green Tribute Show
Over the last three years, Daniel Green has used post modernism as an excuse to create disastrous experiences in pop music; working with the likes of Turkish Pop Group, MCs D*Lose and Attari, Snedish outfit Bunnies Caneener, as well as a series of solo performances that have annoyed at least one Nine Inch Nails fan. He started his own cover band in 2006, and remains convinced that this was a good idea. I never claim to promise quality, he often says of his work, but at least it will be entertaining.
Sounding: The act of one that sounds. A probe of the environment for scientific
observation. A measured depth of water.
Composer Erik Griswold, artist Rebecca Ross, and ten leading Brisbane musicians present
their new site-specific work, which harnesses
music, scientific data, the natural environment and architecture to examine drought and
water management, and increase awareness of the Wivenhoe Dam.
graduated from RMIT Fine Art (Sculpture/Sound) in 2006. After beginning his degree in Media Arts (Sound) he gradually moved into the Sculpture Section where he began to combine his interests and experiences in sound with a spatial practice. Installations incorporated a sound element with a focus on the relationships between objects and sound and spaces and sound at the fore of his practice. Aswell as making compositions from his installations and field recordings Dean continues to make sound pieces for dance, film and performance. He is currently enrolled in Fine Art Honours (Sculpture) at RMIT (March, 2007).
O Listen to Nightwalker's Song (edit) :: Dean's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
is a Swiss born, Sydney-based with a penchant for sound and new technologies. With this combination Streit has created a series of interactive installations primarily concerned with sound exhibited locally and internationally. His audio practice also extends into laptop-based live performance of soundscapes and abstract music. When not practising his art making, Streit lectures and tutors in digital music and sound at universities in and around Sydney. He is also a member of Sydney-based artist collective Dysfunctional Feed.
is an Australian insurance salesman. Allegedly.
is a sound artist from rural Western Australia. Being based in secluded isolation has allowed Rösner to pursue an organic take on electronic music, using acoustic instruments and field recordings as the sound source in the majority of his works. Yet Rösner is still firmly entrenched in the technological age, his work as an industrial designer allows the influence of architecture, physics and modernism to creep into his sound world. M.Rösner has released records on room40, Apestaartje, 12x50 and Meupe, alongside various compilation releases on Australian and International labels.
O Listen to Kobenhavn :: M.Rosner's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
is a musician/sound artist currently residing in the sticks of Canberra,Australia. An interest in cassette collages and cheap keyboard tones sparked a life long 'musical' obsession with drones and avant noise. After a brief history playing second fiddle in many punk and nu-metal bands, he works primarily on creating fragile drone structures and cathartic pop noise using guitar, voice, field recordings, keyboard and laptop while also utilizing sound specific collaborations for various recordings.
O Listen to Sarah By The Seaside In Winter :: Shoeb's contribution to the Liquid Architecture 8 CD
encourages you all to listen to Symbiosis, Wednesday 10pm - 12am Melbourne, 102.7 FM Triple R. Streaming live online at: Triple R
A journey through experimental sound textures and rhythms. idm, minimal tech, field recordings, microsound, lowercase, and much more!
has worked in academia, education, and radio, and as a composer, film maker, video artist, and community arts organizer. His works have been performed and shown in the USA, Australia, Europe and Japan. His work with electronic and computer music is recognized internationally and his book, "Writings from a Scarlet Aardvark, 15 Articles on Music and Art, 1981-93," was published in 1993 by Frog Peak Music, USA. Currently, he is a freelance composer, and has recently founded the Centre for Studies in Experimental Music and Performance, a non-academic institution organizing classes, lectures and performances
Composer and sound artist Rainer Linz has a long involvement in radio, music theatre, instrumental and electronic music. His work includes an opera as well as numerous chamber and electronic pieces intended for concert performance. He is also an author and publisher. The Oxford Companion to Music in Australia (OUP 1999) notes "Linz's innovative and entrepreneurial work in Melbourne has been a significant factor in the city's prominence in experimental music." Under the title New Listener he has devised a series of computer programs where a music or sound composition can be adjusted to the listener's preference.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding and advisory body.