This year I have been working with Dr Martyn Jolly (Head of Photography and Media Arts, ANU) on his ARC grant project involving new performances using magic lanterns from the 19th century.
Here is the documentation video from our most recent collaboration ‘Double Drowning Fatality’ at Siteworks in Bundanon, NSW from September, featuring local reciters and 4 members of the ANU Experimental Music Studio.
The live soundtrack consisted of two identical spatialised ensembles of electric guitar and percussion (mainly found objects), and double bass solo.
Documentation video and photos by Alex Hobba
Grasping things at the root (2016) for large ensemble and projected video, premiered by the ANU Experimental Music Studio at the ANU School of Music, Canberra, March 2016
I had a fun time hanging out with my students Brendan and Hayden talking about my musical past. Check out their page to hear more episodes of this great radio show!
Students and faculty from the ANU Experimental Music Studio are excited to be a part of the You Are Here Festival for the second time (15-16 April). This year we’re giving a house concert (details below), and participating in a Musicircus-style event in Verity Lane (more details soon).
“The ANU Experimental Music Studio want to play your living room. They will bring with them an arsenal of bows, sticks, mallets, e-bows, vibrators, contact microphones and other devises for making household objects (some ordinary, some extraordinary) move. Through excitation, amplification and observation the mundane becomes beautiful.”
Tonight at 8pm I’ll be performing in a free concert featuring Lindsay Vickery and the students of the EMS.
We’ll be using networked iPads and reading some of the most visually stunning scores you’ve ever seen.
I had a great time working on a new sound poetry piece for Lauren Redhead’s new record ‘solo speaking’, free download available via bandcamp.
Each evening consists of four 20-minute sets featuring different groups of sonic and visual artists from Canberra and further afield, with a focus on creating a performance space encouraging innovative cross-media collaborations.
Charles Martin and I have a couple of performances next week with Martyn Jolly (ANU’s Head of Photography and Media Arts and Digital Arts coordinator).
24th – Ainslie Arts Centre (8pm) – $5 on the door
26th – National Portrait Gallery (6pm and 7pm) – FREE ENTRY