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We exist in the cosmos of sound art & experimental narrative.

Constellations Constellations

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    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

We exist in the cosmos of sound art & experimental narrative.

    The Mystery Box

    The Mystery Box

    This Mystery Box has been mixed by Ariana Martinez.
    It’s composed from sounds recorded by: Jess Shane, Miyuki Jokiranta, Anouk Hannan, Mike Williams, Ayesha Barmania, Adair Sheppard and Isaac Arnquist.
    To hear these sounds in their entirety, click here.***
    Constellations is a community of listeners, investigating the world through sound.
    The mix engineer is MM.
    The graphics are designed by JS.
    For more sounds from Constellations, visit out website: https://constellationssounds.org/

    • 10 min
    On ”Aural Alterities”: An interview with jamilah malika abu-bakare

    On ”Aural Alterities”: An interview with jamilah malika abu-bakare

    This episode of Constellations we speak with artist and writer jamilah malika abu-bakare about Aural Alterities, an online exhibition curated by abu-bakare. Aural Alterities is a collection of works by 8 sound artists, which suggest dimensions and possibilities for working in sound outside of formal or canonical of the medium. All of these artists are Black, Indigenous or POC Chilean.
    This episode is primarily an interview with abu-bakare, alongside excerpts from the exhibition. We strongly recommend you listen and take in these works in their online format here: auralalterities.com
    Aural Alterities works:
    - “sending a message to you” by Adee Roberson- “Speaking into Existence” by Aj McClennon- “Audible Rising” by Allah George- “L2BW2” by jamilah malika abu-bakare- “ALL OF ME” by Jessica Karuhanga- “FIGHT ME” by Kim Ninkuru- “only workers” by RUTMEAT- “Detenidxs Desparecidxs” by Soledad Fatima Muñoz
    Referenced reading:The Combahee River Collective StatementArt Papers, Interview: David HammonsUndrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Animals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
    Further reading:Aural Alterities “On Listening” page: auralalterities.com/on-listening

    • 25 min
    A surprise is coming...

    A surprise is coming...

    Trick & treat. You know where we've been 😉
    Constellations returns with some 🪄😈✨🧨 very soon.

    • 1 min
    WARATAH ~lonely artefacts~

    WARATAH ~lonely artefacts~

    Lonely Artefacts is a podcast series about regional Australian museums by Sisters Akousmatica for Constellations. Lonely Artefact #2 takes you to the Waratah Museum in Waratah north west lutruwita-Tasmania.

    From Sisters Akousmatica:
    “I visited in 2010 and the museum experience stayed with me, as it was so obviously a labour of love and community service. In fact it was probably the original inspiration for this series.”

    Sisters Akousmatica pay respect to the Palawa people as the traditional and ongoing custodians of Lutruwita and to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.


    • 9 min


    Energy usage and sound are two omnipresent components of our daily life. We're constantly trying to weigh our own wants and complications against individual sacrifices and the perceived "difference" our actions can make. And of course, as with much of existence, many things can be true at once.

    "i don't think its my place" by Sophia Steinert-Evoy
    "Forest to Desert" by Sarah Boothroyd


    • 16 min
    Semiotic Shift

    Semiotic Shift

    Language is inextricably linked to land. In this episode, we explore how the shifts in the landscape have impacted language across generations and cultures.

    “Translation (a prayer)” by John Isaiah Edward Hill
    “During the drought the road is dry” by Bartosz Panek

    John Isaiah Edward Hill is writing a poem to the generations passed and the generations to come in the Oneida language that’s been threatened by settler colonial violence. In their piece “Translation (a prayer)”, we hear two voices: the English voice which is static and unmoving, and the Oneida voice, which moves in a counter-clockwise motion, representative of traditional Haudenosaunee dance practices. 
    In Poland, drought has wrecked havoc on the landscape. 2019 was the hottest year on record in Poland, and it’s affecting their entire way of life from water, the soil, food and energy prices. These shifts have meant a shift in the language used to describe water, heat and dryness. In Bartosz Panek’s piece “During the drought the road is dry” he explores how old words are being given a new context alongside the changing climate.

    Transcript for “During the drought the road is dry” is below.

    [8:49 - 9:00]
    During the drought the road is dry.
    [9:10 - 9:15]
    During the drought the road is dry.
    [9:20 - 9:25]
    During the drought the road is dry.
    [9:34 - 9:34]
    Can you see the drought?
    [9:34 - 9:54]
    So you know... in a place like this it will be seen there... Take a look there, where's upper: dryness has just been appeared. So it’s visible.
    If the whole area, the grass here, is burned by the sky, it’s obvious there’s the drought.  
    [10:03 - 10:33]
    Nope! It's not so bad now.
    In my backyard I have a garden with some vegetables and it was visible You just need to dig your finger into the soil and you know if it’s dry or humid.
    So when the vegetation started in May and June, there was a kind of crisis. But not now.
    [11:50 - 11:59]
    Damn deckchair. The drought exhorted great havoc. Raspberry season is almost over…

    [14:20 - 14:39]
    Sasha is treading down a dry road,
He can hardly walk, that’s a forebode.
The heat is pouring out of the sky,
During the drought the road is dry.

    [24:09 - 24:17]
    Dry across, dry out, dry over, dry totally…

    • 26 min

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