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For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

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For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    Battle-ax (Ritual Community Music)

    Battle-ax (Ritual Community Music)

    Revisiting the first Ritual Community Music event of 2020, Vienna-based, post-classical noise artist Battle-ax performed between Eartheater and V for a night of subversive beauty.

    With her viola, Battle-ax fills the room with relentless chains of reverb and distortion, generating a strong and emotional soundscape. Her sound attributes itself to the richness of late romanticism, clipped by the emergence of atonalism in all its immediacy and resolve.

    This performance was recorded at Colour Club on the 19th of January 2020.

    https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/eartheater-battle-ax-v
    Ritual Community Music
19 January 2020
Colour, Carlton
Presented by Liquid Architecture

    Image: Keelan O'Hehir

    For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    • 27 min
    Eartheater (Ritual Community Music)

    Eartheater (Ritual Community Music)

    Revisiting the first Ritual Community Music event of 2020, we hear a viscerally emotive live performance from Eartheater that closed a night of subversive beauty with Battle-Ax and V.

    Eartheater distills foley-filled digital production, a three-octave vocal range, and classical composition into works suspended between obsessively detailed sonic tapestries and almost recklessly romantic and gestural electronica.

    This performance was recorded at Colour Club on the 19th of January 2020.

    https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/eartheater-battle-ax-v
    Ritual Community Music
19 January 2020
Colour, Carlton
Presented by Liquid Architecture

    Image: Keelan O'Hehir

    For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    John Nixon: Iterations

    John Nixon: Iterations

    Iterations is a substantive piece of writing on John Nixon's contribution to experimental music recently published on Disclaimer. Through interviews with John and friends, writer Tiarney Miekus traces his prolific collaborations and the evolution of Anti-Music and The Donkey's Tail.
    The Donkey’s Tail is an experimental, abstract, free noise, improv, garage ensemble using electric guitars, drums, percussion teamed with banjo, triangle and trombone formed in early 2007 by John Nixon.

    Presented here are excerpts of Tiarney and John’s conversations alongside a live performance from The Donkey’s Tail at The Trench, Federation Square in 2014.

    https://disclaimer.org.au/contents/john-nixon-iterations
    
https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/trench

    Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WhHdiqg6ea4BFOeC0PrRyOqtCZB8LW5GGKK2xRLpZKw/edit?usp=sharing

    For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    • 33 min
    Isha Ram Das, Georgia Oatley and Sonya Holowell: Untitled (Death Song)

    Isha Ram Das, Georgia Oatley and Sonya Holowell: Untitled (Death Song)

    Investigating listening practices and extractive industries in Australia, Quandamooka artist Megan Cope’s ‘Untitled (Death Song)’ comprises of sound sculptures constructed from discarded mining and industrial equipment accompanied by a soundtrack made in collaboration with musician and instrument builder Isha Ram Das. It takes its first note from the haunting cries of the yellow-eyed Bush Stone-curlew, an endangered species within New South Wales known for its distinctive call, a ghost-like “weer-lo” sound.

    https://disclaimer.org.au/contents/unsettling-scores/untitled-death-song

    Image: Saul Steed
    Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HzFchHyYk-QGFaFpOYVCFCyskKMSPb8wY_wqUuF-WC8/edit?usp=sharing

    For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    • 40 min
    Shannon Mattern (Machine Listening)

    Shannon Mattern (Machine Listening)

    Our devices are listening to us. Previous generations of audio-technology transmitted, recorded or manipulated sound. Today our digital voice assistants, smart speakers and a growing range of related technologies are increasingly able to analyse and respond to it as well. Scientists and engineers increasingly refer to this as “machine listening”, though the first widespread use of the term was in computer music. Machine listening is much more than just a new scientific discipline or vein of technical innovation however. It is also an emergent field of knowledge-power, of data extraction and colonialism, of capital accumulation, automation and control. It demands critical and artistic attention.
    Leading off from Shannon Mattern’s essay “Urban Auscultation; or, Perceiving the Action of the Heart”, which addresses machine listening in the pandemic, artist Sean Dockray, legal scholar James Parker, and curator Joel Stern discuss with Shannon the stethoscope, the decibel and other histories of machine listening, along with its epistemic and political dimensions and artistic deployments.

    https://machinelistening.exposed/curriculum/

    For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    • 57 min
    André Dao (Machine Listening)

    André Dao (Machine Listening)

    Our devices are listening to us. Previous generations of audio-technology transmitted, recorded or manipulated sound. Today our digital voice assistants, smart speakers and a growing range of related technologies are increasingly able to analyse and respond to it as well. Scientists and engineers increasingly refer to this as “machine listening”, though the first widespread use of the term was in computer music. Machine listening is much more than just a new scientific discipline or vein of technical innovation however. It is also an emergent field of knowledge-power, of data extraction and colonialism, of capital accumulation, automation and control. It demands critical and artistic attention.
    André Dao talks to artist Sean Dockray, legal scholar James Parker, and curator Joel Stern about UN Global Pulse, the UN’s big data initiative, and in particular one program which “uses machine Learning to analyse radio content in Uganda”. They discuss the increasing entanglements of big tech, the UN and human rights discourse more broadly, as well as an emergent “right to be counted”.

    https://machinelistening.exposed/curriculum/

    For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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