The exploratory sound collective is a group that investigates the sound-music junction. Based in Lutruwita (tasmania, australia), we invigorate and hold space for creative practitioners to engage community with ideas from the ether. Exploring how we listen to and create with sound, allowing progressive culture to be sown and cultivated.

Behind the Veil - Main Event

Join us on a night where progressive soundscapes and performance entwine into ethereal realms.

This is concept/come ritual event-process. It is a reimagining of the visual sense within a concert setting, a sound mediation that performers and audience can drift into. By doing this, we hope to redefine the environment in which we listen to music and to learn what it means to observe with all the senses.

Featuring acclaimed Tasmanian musicians and artists
Georgia Bowker Dunn
Tom Robb
Alethea Coombe
and Ashley Bartholomew

Three concerts will be held at the Hobart town hall’s underground space on Saturday the 10th of October 2020 between 5:30 PM and Saturday 10 October 2020 8:15 PM. The event will also be a live streamed for online viewing.

Supported by the Scintilla Festival, Storm Bay Promotions, RANT and the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund

Contact via email for more information or book via our link below.

Beyond the Body - Side Event

Beyond the body is an event that uses the creation of sound as a junction to explore transcendental states and non verbal experiences. By setting up frameworks for nonmusical vocalized or played sound, the project aims develop a stronger sense of the felt experiences that arrive from meditative states, inner intuition and deep listening.

The event will hold space for 20 vocalists, non musicians and musicians to explore the process the night of 08/10. The event will be live streamed for free and recorded for an album release.

To give you an idea of what the process, I’ve attached an excerpt of Oliveros’s work the ‘Tuning Meditation’ below. You can see how these guidelines may provoke the sensory and extra sensory experience mentioned above.

‘‘Begin by taking a deep breath and letting it all the way out with air sound. Listen with your mind’s ear for a tone.
On the next breath using any vowel sound, sing the tone that you have silently perceived on one comfortable breath.
Listen to the whole field of sound the group is making. Select a voice distant from you and tune as exactly as possible to the tone you are hearing from that voice.
Listen again to the whole field of sound the group is making. Contribute by singing a new tone that no one else is singing. Continue by listening then singing a tone of your own or tuning to the tone of another voice alternate.

The event will be broken up into three parts, where layers will aim to deepen the experience and add changes to the process. To help guide the individual, there will be a narration or visual cues to facilitate changes. For experimentation, the sound dynamics will also be altered. This may look like the inclusion of instrumentalists with different cues outside of the vocal circle, or the use of microphones and live mixing. A key to night will be the discussion with the group at the end of evening. This will be held to unpack individual experiences and what has been provoked by the event.

The recording will be mixed and mastered at the Hedburg UTAS, and released on the independent music platform bandcamp. 50 percent of proceeds will be donated to the charity Bush Heritage, a group that actively sustains biodiversity within Australia.

If you would like to participate in the event  send an email to [email protected]

If you would like to view the event, click the link below