Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.
Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.
Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond.RITUAL COMMUNITY MUSIC
Radical music can help us manifest new possibilities for thinking, and imagine new ways of organising community through ritual behaviours, actions and languages. This investigation frames music as a model for civil society by de- and re-coding metaphorical power structures, violence, empathy, ecstasy and cooperation.
Ritual Community Music has proceeded as a series of investigations throughout 2014 and 2015 with well-attended concerts, gigs, performances and other happenings by artists including British folk iconoclast Richard Dawson, American ‘outsider’ artist IDM Thffft Able, and cult Kiwi improvising musician Kraus. In 2016 the program focused on female figures, with the visit of two women artists from Scandinavia, Danish industrial electronic music producer Puce Mary, and Finnish free-folk artist Islaja.
In 2017, the program again featured women artists prominently, includes senior sound artist Ellen Fullman’s (USA) Long String Instrument; experimental Korean performer Okkyung Lee; French experimentalist Felicia Atkinson; Bolivian-American trans performer Elysia Crampton; and also Chris Corsano (USA), and noise pioneer Fujui Wang (Taiwan).SUPPORT MATERIAL
Liquid Architecture acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first owners of this country, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.MAJOR SUPPORTERS