Immerse yourself in original, spatial-sounding artworks that redefine environments. Join acclaimed sound artist Ros Bandt and two leading figures in Australian experimental music on a captivating sonic journey around the world. From the eerie underground tunnels beneath Southbank to the intimate Primrose Potter Salon, and all the way to Yerebatan Cistern Istanbul, Sounding Spaces is a captivating ‘unearthing of sonic archaeologies.’ A pioneer in sound art, Bandt’s impressive career spans four decades, and was the recipient of the prestigious Richard Gill Award for her distinguished contributions to Australian experimental music. Collaborating with recorder player Alana Blackburn and sound engineer Jim Atkins, this rare performance features original works that push artistic boundaries.
Premiering two new electro-acoustic compositions, Re-growth? weaves original field and underwater location recordings into a multi-channel composition. Commissioned by Blackburn, this work will be performed with graphic notations and moving imagery by Australian filmmaker Jutta Pryor. Experience the poignant work Debris, as Bandt and Blackburn revisit sonic remnants from the tornado-ravaged music department of the University of New England, creating a heartfelt lament for the lost space. In this innovative fusion of electronic instruments and original field recordings, witness Bandt, Blackburn, and Atkins create a transcendent musical experience.
Friday 15 December 2023 6pm; MRC, Primrose Potter Salon
Duration: 1 hour (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
TICKETS: Standard $25 ($20 Concession)