Sound to Light — Crossing Borders is a dynamic, playful, chaotic, experimental, social art project that encourages exciting new collaborative partnerships between sound and visual artists.
Traversing cities, locations and festivals, Sound to Light — Crossing Borders reflects interdisciplinary practice and artists/curators’ locality (Melbourne & Hobart) and the extension of new partnerships beyond artists’ current practice and locations. Presented through leading Australian winter festivals: Dark Mofo in Hobart and The Light in Winter in Melbourne, each partnership is given two months to create their work which is then streamed/broadcast simultaneously in real time in a night of cross-media collaboration.
Curated by Christopher Norman & Jason James.
Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre, Dark Mofo & 313RGB
Kit Webster + Chiara Kickdrum
Oscar Ferreiro + Heath Brown
Zeal + Cycle
Chronox (Michael Prior + Lachlan Conn)
ETHNO TEKH(Chris Vik + XY01)
Sally Rees + Rodney Berry
Dylan Sheridan + Laura Hindmarsh
The Hunter + Jason James
Held in June 2013 for:
Salamanca Arts Centre
The Light in Winter
No Vacancy Gallery
Music by Chiara Kickdrum: chiarakickdrum.com
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Jason James - models and light.
Pat Beretta - sound.
Sound to Light (STL) presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as a part of Amplified 2010.
Sound 2 Light is a dynamic, chaotic & social project that encourages exciting new partnerships between artists working in different disciplines. In late August 2011 the second in the successful series was held at the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania. Sound 2 Light was an exploration in collaboration and process through the combination of sonic and temporal practice.
Artist in the event included:
King of the Morning & 313RGB
Nick Smithies & Adam Walker
PilotError & Joseph Barrows
Oceans & Matt Warren
Drive West Today & Chris Downes
Sam Gregory & Zeal
Matthew Dewey & Tonya Meyrick
Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre & 313RGB.
Curated by Jason James & Christopher Norman.
Part of Arts Tasmania & CMST's Amplified Music Festival
Music by Matt Dewey: matthewdewey.com
Interview with Marisa Mastracola and Director Nigel Kellaway about new work La Casa di Signori - presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and The Taste Festival. 28 - 30 December 2010. Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.
This work is inspired by pop cultural mythology surrounding Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys), the ethereal vocal harmonies typical of his compositions, the all-encompassing emotive quality and romance of his pet subject (the sea) and draws its title from an essay about Brian Wilson by rock journalist Nick Kent.
Voices, the sound of crashing waves and a miniature piano in a sandbox will create this sound environment. Whilst composing, Wilson required an inspirational environment and this took the form of a sandbox set up in his living room, with his piano inside it. For the installation, the toy piano will also be miked up and delayed. The audience is encouraged to make sand castles, write messages in the sand and/or play the piano, adding to the soundscape through their play.
Kelly's Garden, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Australia.
Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and MONA FOMA.