Immersive Waves (February 2016)

We’re very excited to begin a new year of the Making Waves listening journey with this selection of audiovisual works, our first playlist of works hosted over at Vimeo. Immerse yourself in an hour of music that grapples with numbers and geometry, installation art and art history, re-examining orientalism, culture and place, and ideas about medium, message and control.

We were struck by how, in many of these works, the visual element is just as ‘composed’ as the musical elements.  We also love that many of these composers are working collaboratively with other artists.  It’s not surprising that composers with a comfortable grasp of multimedia technology would work in the electroacoustic realm, which we’re seeing across this entire hour of music. We hope you enjoy this video hour!

Note: in 2016 we’ve made a slight change to release time each month, from 9am on the last day of the month, to 9am on the first day of the month.

Explore the individual works below, or check out the entire hour-long playlist in the Immersive Waves Vimeo Album.

Hear something that catches your attention? You can click through to view, share and like each video over at the Vimeo platform, and follow composers and channels.  To find out more about a particular composer, click on their name below.

the Playlist

  • Felicity Wilcox & Natasha Dusenjko, The Sculptor’s Mallet (a clot of light)
    Performers: John Encarnaco (guitars and drones), recorded at Siren Studios, Leura, NSW by Felicity Wilcox.
    Moldavian Band “Csango”, recorded live in Budapest by Felicity Wilcox, 1996.
    Sound design and mix by Felicity Wilcox at Siren Studios, Leura, NSW.
    Conception: Natasha Dusenjko
    Video: Natasha Dusenjko and Felicity Wilcox
    Work co-authored and co-produced by Felicity Wilcox and Natasha Dusenjko.
  • Sam Gillies, The Days When Crows Would Watch Us Play II
  • Cat Hope, The Fourth Estate
    The piece is performed by Zubin Kanga with assistance from Ben Carey at Art Gallery of Western Australia, during the Totally Huge New Music Festival, September 2015
  • Ampere Quartet & Steffan Ianigro
    A concert and installation held at the Depot Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney. Music taken from the performance by the Ampere Quartet (electric guitars & synthesizers) and composer Steffan Ianigro (electronics). Footage taken before and after the event by Matt McGuigan.

We’d love to hear about your listening experience! Share your thoughts or send messages of support to our featured composers and performers in the comment box below. We also encourage you to click through to Vimeo to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured.

The Immersive Waves playlist will be featured until 1 March 2016. All previous playlists from 2015 & 2016 will be available in our blog archives for the life of the project, so please do explore the website for previously featured sounds.


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