NEWS & EVENTS.

2017

June 22-25: one of 10 participants in a collaborative group retreat for women working in sound art hosted by Sisters Akousmatica (Pip Stafford and Julia Drouhin), in Lisdillon, Tasmania, Australia.

June 9-23: work to be included in 'Outposts', group radio/sound art exhibition curated by Brendan Walls, in the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, as part of the Dark Mofo 2017 festival, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, alongside Peter Blamey (syd), Pip Stafford (tas), Eden Meure (tas), and Robert Ashley (usa).

June: guest curator for Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform located in Chicago, IL, US. Radius features a new project monthly with statements by artists who use radio as a primary element in their work, and provides artists with live and experimental formats in radio programming, with all audio works broadcast locally on 88.9-FM with a secondary stream online.

May-June: artist in residence in the TCotA AiR (Tasmanian College of the Arts Artist in Residence) program, which supports and extends professional practice activities across the School’s studio program, providing a fertile environment for artists to develop specific projects, whilst affording unique learning opportunities for students Whilst developing their own projects, the AiRs (Artists in Residence) engage with students via a range of studio-based activities including: presentations, workshops, demonstrations, one-on-one discussions and group critiques.

May: invited artist for the curatorial transmission project Radio 33, a micro-broadcasting station and ephemeral gallery space based in North Hobart, Tasmania, curated by Tricky Walsh to foreground sound-based artworks by women and non-binary artists, propagated emergency broadcast style - 24 hours a day for fourteen to twenty-one days per session.

March 3: 'a lagoon considered against its archival image' included in Short Waves / Long Distance – an open call for works exploring the sonics of the shortwave radio spectrum (2-30 mHz), and the experience of long distance listening. It was one of 15 works selected for inclusion in the Short Waves / Long Distance program in association with the North American Shortwave Association and Wave Farm. broadcast during the Shortwave Shindig held at the Winter SWLFest, and also broadcast live worldwide on shortwave 11pm-1 am EDT/0300-0600 UTC on 6855 khz via WRMI, and on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM.

Feb 18: in-studio performance and interview with Michael Smith, host of the programme Let Your Freak Flag Fly, airing 5:30 - 7:00pm on Melbourne community radio station 3CR 855AM, Melbourne, Australia.

Feb 12: Performing at Quiet Noise VI, annual house/backyard show challenging experimental/noise performers to play without amplification, curated by Clinton Green, Melbourne, Australia.

Feb 04-05: Performing as part of Soundout 2017 International festival of Free improvisation, Free Jazz and Experimental Musics, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia.

2016

Dec 30: Premiere of radio feature In Prototype Days: Sounds and Stories from the Sound Preservation Association of Tasmania, experimental documentary exploring a Hobart-based Museum focusing on the history of sound and radio technologies, commissioned by Creative Audio Unit for Soundproof on Radio National, Australia.

Nov 04: Performance of Hundreds of Simultaneous Shorelines, with Johnny Chang, part of Bending the Waves, Radio as Instrument 1at Ausland, Berlin, simulcast live to Reboot FM. also performing: Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult.

Oct 27-28: Panelist on round-table 2: Alternative Radio Practices and Spatializations, at Radio Space is the Place conference, part of Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival, Halle (Saale) Germany. With Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman, Udo Noll, Anna Ramos, Roberto Paci Dalo, moderated by Elisabeth Zimmerman.

Oct 19: I presented a live radio slot called The Bird Sings with Its Fingers, covering historic birdsong records and discussion of bird-human, human-bird and bird-bird imitation, with examples of 78rpm recordings from my collection played live from a gramophone in the studio, for Radio Revolten Radio, 99.3FM Halle, 1575AM/MW all over Europe, and live streamed online. it can still be heard here.

Oct 2-30: the new radiophonic work study for a data deficient species (grey ghost transmission), commissioned for Radio Revolten International Radio Art Festival, Halle (Saale) Germany, is exhibited together with Collected Silences for Lord Rothschild, and Modified Radio Memorial (a fissure in the line of a public silence) in the exhibition Das Große Rauschen: The Metamorphosis of Radio, curated by Anna Friz. the exhibition also features Steve Bates (ca/qc), DinahBird and Jean-Philippe Renoult (fr), Golo Föllmer and friends (de), Fernando Godoy M and Rodrigo Ríos Zunino (cl), Jeff Kolar (us), Emmanuel Madan (ca/qc), Kristen Roos (ca), and Maia Urstad (no).

Aug 18: Garden Aria / a Library for the Birds of Ōtepoti rebroadcast within the 2016 programming of Le JRM (Le Jardin des Recherches Musicales)  Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult's site specific micro FM radio art mini festival, Paris.

Jul 18: an afternoon leading a transmitter building workshop for ten people, as part of the BYO Battery series, curated by Charlotte Parallel for The Anteroom, Port Chalmers, NZ.

Jul 14: Guest speaker, public programme for archival New Zealand sound art exhibition Zombies on the Horizon, curated by Matt Steindl, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ.

Jul 10-11, "Huia Transcriptions: re-collecting Colonial era witness accounts of extinct birdsong" paper given at Sonic Environments conference, interdisciplinary forum hosted by the Australasian Computer Music Association, the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology and NIME 2016 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), at the Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia.

Jul 7: Performance at MONO 22, series presented by Room 40, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. Lawrence English let me crash the night in unadvertised, impromptu fashion, playing before Vanessa Tomlinson and John Chantler.

Jun 22: Performer at Avantwhatever Monthly series, curated by Ben Byrne. The Alderman, Melbourne. with Sabina Maselli and Carmen Chan.

May 8: Performance for Sisters Akousmatica, distributed public radio art event curated and performed in several public locations around the Yarra River by Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford for Next Wave Festival in association with Liquid Architecture, and simulcast on 3CR 855AM, Melbourne, Australia.

May 7-Jun 6: Three works: Collected Huia Notations (like shells on the shore when the sea of living memory has receded), Collected Silences for Lord Rothschild and Huia Transcriptions,  included in the exhibition Ghost Biologies, curated by Eliza Burke, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. with Cat Hope, Alicia King, Svenja Kratz, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin.

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