Interdisciplinary Art & Moving Image Folio
Sound Recordings & Projects Folio
2019 Independent Release
Sanctuary uses non human sounds out of a varied interest in the experience in of itself. It mixes the sounds of weather, animals, and elements to create a collage of the non human world. Mixing these type of sounds with minimal vocals and chanting, it plays with how we connect to what we listen to, and how it effects our inner world.
Feature album of the week on PBS FM's Sleeptalker program.
Used at Eye Am Hair's Silent Nights and Being Acupuncture as additional layer for therapeutic practices.
Apart of it- EP
Silent Minds- LP
2017 Independent Release
A journey to take listeners through deep levels of intuitively created music. Mixing collected improvisations and experimental editing, the album is a process that weaves vocal soundscapes in kaleidoscopic ways. Primal, raw, it takes listeners into the unknown while exploring ephemeral listening states.
Feature album on experimental free jazz program Ear of the Behearer
Reduced Vision Sound
Experiments - LP
The seeping Sea Stream in the Sound seems- EP
Sound composition-Art installation
Independent gig next to Dark Park
After the Silent Salon, the Eye Am Hair salon started to operate in Macquarie Point, a space right next to Dark Mofo's Dark Park. I thought this could be opportune moment draw inspiration from the event and to experiment with hairdressing concept art salon again. I developed and directed the idea over 3 months.
The work was about submitting control of your hair, body and senses to hairdressers and masseurs in a dominatrix Esq cloak. Not a sexual tease or pain exploration, but a sensory and psychological exploration, having hands tied, mouth and eye's covered, gentle whipping, ice and feathers on sensitive areas spots, all with a massage, mystery haircut or style.
A playlist of unique moods and genre's were chosen for the salon to heighten the mood and energy for all involved in the performance and service of the work. An original composition created for outside the salon to accentuate the mood of submission for people looking into the salon, dark experimental, vocal chanting loops and wailing, durational elements, industrial tinges, tortured piano.
Sound composition and concept design
Mona Foma Market
A collaboration with the hair salon, Eye Am Hair. They needed a soundscape and artistic input for a hair dressing service come sensory deprivation performance work which they put on for the Mona Foma festival.
I ended up making an 8 hour playlist which included new original compositions from myself and tracks from a varied genre selection. The idea behind the sound was to take the listeners (the clients and hairdressers) into a calming and psychologically deeper place while they delved into a heightened hairdressing sensory experience. With this, i experimented with the ambient listening experience. Finding a right degree of changes in the playlist to allow for a diverse group of artists while maintaining a steady forward movement of mood in the salon. In my own recordings i created an expression of constant movement with minimal phrase development and no sequential melodic writing. I did this with a process of random selection, using recordings from a number of rehearsals I did for a show in 2017, sorting through and choosing parts that I thought were interesting and then editing the pieces together, matching and mixing until I was happy with the whole. All the parts were improvised phrases, so the only commonality of melodic, rhythmic or conceived connections are just style and technique.
live sound and performance installation work
Melbourne Fringe Festival
What do you get when you release a lion into a shipping container full of blind people? A live improvised performance experiment involving limited vision and kaleidoscopic vocal soundscapes. The work was a group of live improvised performance experiments involving reduced or limited vision and kaleidoscopic vocal soundscapes.
The idea was to explore performance boundaries by making an entire venue space a stage. Near darkness was chosen as a fundamental to explore and remove the visual divisions between audience and performer. Light in some degree was still relevant to the experiment, so we explored darkness to just visible to light traces, and found that we could distort and disturb the visual sense into a evaporating field of perception. Sound wise, the nights explored trance like states through vocal sound improvisation techniques and improvised movement relating to the sound. The lack of vision being key to becoming more comfortable within the performance to go deeper within the sound, movement and expression.
Myofascial Massage Mix
A composition that came up with a collaboration with a myofascial massage therapist. An ambient mix of vocal loops, recorded natural environments and soft synths sounds. In conjunction with the therapy, the aural space was used as a tool to quieten the mind and hopefully invoke a psychologically deeper dimension for the massage to be potentially more effective.
Tahreeka Sound Project
A post rock ambient guitar recording project between me and Andrew Roberts. Sometimes gentle, sometimes apocalyptic. We had a lot fun exploring our musical roots and love for jamming. If we had more time, i'm sure this would have been an enduring project, but we both parted our home city to distant shores.
We ended up with an album of demo tracks and countless memories of getting lost in sound.
Blank Track Burns
Exhonerated Theatre Show Trailer
Internet promo for the Sol III theatre production of The Exonerated. The show itself was a real life account of six wrongfully convicted prisoners, put on death row, then found to be innocent and freed. I wanted encapsulate the mood and the general theme i got from the script. It was a mix a heaviness and searching of enduring such an awful situation, and a lightness-freedom that they all eventually found. Some people say it has a mood of falling out of the sky without a parachute in slow motion. I like that.
Concrete Soundscapes - Lebenserfarrung
A concrete soundscape work for a Lebenserfarhung exhibition event (more info in the interdisciplinary artworks page) The theme of the event was inside out, which a group of artists and creatives interpreted in their own way, one in particular converting the gallery space into a forest and the outdoor space into a lounge room. I took a cue from this and created a composition that was made up of field recordings in serene natural environments and ambient guitar soundscapes. A worldly cacophony which represented the diverse soundscapes of the planet, drifting from forest to beach, wet to windy, rain forests insects to wild winter animal howls. An experience not so commonly heard in the indoor suburban setting.
Event I Sound Poetry
Live Performance, Interdisciplinary work
My first live performance in an art space. It was poetry, live creation of soundscapes via a loop pedal and an accompanying video artwork. At that time, i was looking at sound as a medium to express through, how could sound communicate emotions or be a channel for expression? and could it speak just as loud as words or poetry? With the video element, i wanted to evoke more depth and feeling through the vastness of australian natural landscapes. The whole piece representing a new found connection, respect and feeling of lost time or a coming of age to my birth country.