It nearly killed me but I somehow managed to stay awake for nearly three days to create two new works for pipe organ. You can hear the results in a fantastic New Waves podcast, including a link to the full 24-hour work The Weight Of Air. Thanks to the extraordinary Stephen Adams, Toby Frost and Veronika Vincze at ABC Classic FM. Image by Toby Frost.
I recently spoke about sound, energies and my practice at NYU's fantastic music department.
I recently gave a talk and workshop on my work at University of California Los Angeles. Bizarrely, I somehow joined a protest song class that marched into a Judith Butler lecture on resistance.
Giving talks this week at University of California Los Angeles and Irvine. Speaking about Super Critical Mass and the art of listening. Actual outfit pictured.
So excited to be in Artspace's first show of 2017. "Superposition Of Three Types" is a bold and dynamic exhibition of 13 artists working with colour abstraction. I've recorded an audio guide in conjunction with Macushla Robinson and will direct performances later in the show.
My work Studies In Unison gets a Sydney outing at Dominik Mersch Gallery which is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an expansive exhibition. Rushcutters Bay until the 25th of February.
Just wrapped on a crazily ambitious project at Hobart's excellent MONA FOMA festival in Tasmania. I effectively bookended the festival with two performances for pipe organ.
The first, Box Shaped Heart, took place at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The second, The Weight Of Air, was a 24-hour (!) solo performance at the Hobart Town Hall. Both were recorded for ABC Classic FM's New Waves podcast and later record release.
There is also a two-channel video of the longer work, including my inevitable emotional breakdown 2/3 through. More info here:
Image by Simone Steel
Finally the long-standing 40 Under 40 project is live! I created a short work for Synergy Percussion at Alaska Projects in Sydney. Take a look along with 39 other pieces ..
This is your final week to catch my recent works White Noise and Vibrant Matter at Artspace in Woolloomooloo, Sydney. Crazily, the gallery's open every day and concludes with a big party next Saturday the 10th. To clinch the deal, take a squizz at this ace video by Hospital Hill.
Come and hear artist talks for my latest show at Artspace in Sydney. You'll meet various finalists in the Arts NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (emerging) including the winner Consuelo Cavaniglia.
Saturday November 26th from 2pm
Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
Super excited - A1 pianist Zubin Kanga is en route to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the biggest such festival in the UK, to play a new version of my piece Dark Twin among works by Ben Carey and Patrick Nunn. Enjoy England's incredible train system and get along.
Monday 21st November, 12.40pm
Opening tonight at Artspace in Sydney. I'm one of 10 finalists in the Arts NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) exhibition. I am presenting two works - Vibrant Matter and White Noise. Come along from 6-8pm.
Nice mention of my work in the latest UN Magazine, reviewing Polyphonic Social:
"... the exhibition coincides with the larger theoretical shift away from sounds-in-themselves to sound's sociality and relational aspects - a shift generated by thinkers and artists such as Seth Kim-Cohen, Brandon LaBelle and Julian Day, as well as being the implicit mantra in Liquid Architecture's recent oeuvre."
My music features in a great new initiative. Soundfly is an online series of courses in music production, composing and performing. Cheap as chips and you can preview for free.
For some reason, most Google images of composing make pen nibs or feathers your weapon of choice.
Special focus on finalists in the Arts NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) in this month's Art Monthly Australasia, including yours truly alongside Tim Bruniges, Frances Barrett and more.