Sonic Moves XII, Thurs 19th Sept, 6:30 pm

SONIC MOVES XII
Thursday 19 September 2019
18:30-21:30
Halfback Books / Hall’s Books & Records
Suite 1, 8-12 Pacific Parade, Dee Why 2099

This event is a part of Manly Arts Festival.

With a wonderful line up of experimental sound and noise artists, and delivery of the spoken word, Sonic Moves XII is coming up at Halfback Books Dee Why. You are welcome to draw in response, or relax and immerse yourself in the sonicscapes.

Gold coin donation for artists at door

Line Up:
Defektro
Peter Blamey
rORSCHACH cLIMAX eNSEMBLE
Poet: Charlie Writes

This event is curated by Hirofumi Uchino and Christine Simpson

Harnessing Energies in the Arts & Humanities, Thurs 12 Sept, 6 pm


Symposium: Harnessing Energies in the Arts & Humanities

Energies in the Arts, the new collection edited by Professor Douglas Kahn (UNSW Art & Design) and published by MIT Press, explores the pluralistic concepts of energies—scientific, cultural, spiritual, ecological – as they occur in the arts, history and theory. To celebrate the release of this book, a symposium of scholars whose research intersects with, utilises, and explores various concepts of energy, will present and discuss their work with the public. The symposium is convened by Dr Heather Contant and moderated by Mitchell Ryan.

The symposium will be followed by a book launch by Joyce Hinterding (Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney) and performance by Peter Blamey.

Thursday, 12 September 2019
Symposium – 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Black Box@ UNSW Art and Design
Corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road

This event is sponsored by the Sound, Energies and Environments (SEE) Research Group and UNSW Art & Design.

Image: Peter Blamey, UTS Gallery, 2017. Photo: David Lawrey, courtesy UTS Arts

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College, opening Fri 7 June, 6 pm


Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College
Curated by Caleb Kelly
June 7, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 5:30PM – 8PM

Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College brings together contemporary artists who each create an experience that is focused on the making of sound through materials. The artists in Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College challenge the stability of materials in their practice. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled electronic components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds and silences will form a series of dynamic installations that challenge the way we think about materiality in a cumulative sound experience. The work by the Australian artists has a lineage in the experimental practices developed by artists and students at Black Mountain College. Newly commissioned works will be exhibited alongside archival ephemera and works from the BMCM+AC permanent collection that demonstrate experimental and materials-based processes. Originally exhibited at MAMA Albury (Australia), Materials, Sounds + Black Mountain College will further demonstrate the international influence of the College and draw out connections with contemporary experimental and process based arts practices.

Artists
Pia van Gelder
Vicky Brown
Peter Blamey
Nathan Thompson
with
Jenn Grossman
Josh Copus
Amanda Hollomon-Cook

Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center
120 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

From music to sound to energy to music, UNSW, 22 Feb

Forces in Music – From music to sound to energy to music: a deeper ecology

If John Cage argued that all sound can be music, and if sound is but one form of energy among others, then what of energies and music?

In this lecture Douglas Kahn investigates how composers and artists have engaged the sounds of natural radio; the electromagnetic energies of the Earth first heard twenty years before Marconi. Kahn discusses the concept of energy music as it applies to contemporary music; including sonic arts, contemporary classical, and free jazz. This provocative lecture raises questions regarding the nature of performance, composition and musical practice.

Direct links are also formed between the nature of sounds and energies, and the health of our planet. The lecture will be followed by a performance by Peter Blamey that explores the transformation of electromagnetic energy into sound. To conclude Alister Spence will interview Dougals Kahn and Peter Blamey seeking to link this field of sonic exploration to conventional musical practices. There will be time for audience questions.

Interviewer: Dr Alister Spence, Lecturer at UNSW, School of Arts and Media. Composer and improviser.

22 Feb 2019, 3pm – 5pm
Robert Webster Building (G14), Studio 334, UNSW Kensington Campus
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