Ross Manning is a Brisbane based artist working with optics, sound and installation. Ross has a background in instrument building and sound sculpture, performing in noise duo Faber Castell (formed in 2002 with Alan Nguyen) and currently with the band Sky Needle (skyneedle.org) touring with sonic art festivals such as What Is Music, Liquid Architecture and The Now now.
Ross is currently working with kinetic installation and optical works that play upon the effects of light, movement and sound with particular interest in how energy moves from one form to another. Works involve an exploration of materials, using image and audio generated from a range of technologies and custom mechanics.
Joyce Hinterding produces works that explore physical and virtual dynamics. Her practice is based on investigations into energetic forces, through custom built field recording and monitoring technologies. These explorations into acoustic and electromagnetic phenomena have produced large sculptural antenna works, video and sound-producing installations and experimental audio works for performance.
Joyce Hinterding’s selected individual exhibitions include: “Aeriology”, AV festival, Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, England, (2008), Biennale of Sydney, (the world may be) fantastic, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2002), Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Converge: where art and science meet (2002); 7 Istanbul Biennial, Yerebetan Cistern, Instanbul, Turkey, (2001), Aeriology, V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (1998), Voltage, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand, l-TONE aeriology, Artspace Sydney (1997), Ich Phoenix, Ein Kunstereignis, Gasometer, Oberhausen, Germany (1996), Sound in space: Australian sound art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1995), Australian sound art meridian, Xebec Hall, Kobe, Japan (1993); and Biennale of Sydney, The Boundary Rider, Sydney (1992).In 2002 Antiopic and Sigma Editions NYC co-released an audio CD titled ‘Spectral’ -http://www.antiopic.com, Joyce’s live solo performances include, The NowNow (2008) Sound and Electricity, The Performance Space (2006), Audiotheque, The night air, ABC radio national (2005), Tonic, NYC, USA 2004 and the What is music Festival, Opera House Sydney (2002)
ANTHONY MAGEN lives in Melbourne. He is a full time landscape architect, part-time educator (RMIT), sonic inquisitor, audiovisual performer (The Vessel Project and as half of the infamous Helmethead), is currently President of Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology and past editor of Soundscape: Journal for the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He has performed abroad and in Australian multidisciplinary events that include producing Instant Places workshops I + II at This Is Not Art (Newcastle), performing at The now NOW (Sydney), Other Film Festival (Brisbane), Golden Plains (Meredith, Vic.), Sounds Unusual (Alice Springs) and curating events for Digital Fringe, such as the Mobile Projection Unit. He has facilitated soundwalks in urban, rural, and park settings around Australia including, interventionist guide to Melbourne exhibition, and for town planners from local councils. His interests include but are not limited to the creative responses to the environment in multifarious forms, in scientific research, field recordings, anecdotes, musical improvisation, physical activity and especially active listening as a life enriching experience.
ERNIE ALTHOFF’s activities in the field of experimental music gained momentum in the late 1970s when he became part of Melbourne’s Clifton Hill Community Music Centre. Early explorations with vari-speed cassette players, circuit-bent radios, toys and found objects soon led to the construction of simple sound devices, e.g. aluminium wind-chimes of different timbres, which were used in his performances.
In 1981, his first kinetic acoustic ‘music machine’ was exhibited, followed in 1982 by the first of an extensive and ever-changing series of performances, all titled “Ernie builds a machine”. Alongside this series, another series titled “Machines and me” also started later in that year. In all of these works, an array of re-appropriated record-players, cassette players, oscillating electric fans and a few kitchen appliances provided the motive force for the performance of aleatory percussion-based textures.
1988 saw the first of Althoff’s many larger installations, often in art galleries and similar spaces. This work continues to this day.
Also in 1988, Althoff read about the Baschet brothers’ classification of sound transference i.e. why instruments ‘do what they do’, in the U.S. Journal “Experimental musical instruments” (to which he was a regular contributor), and everything fell into place. With this knowledge, an awareness of the potential for sophistication with often deceptively simple means and materials came to the fore.
His work continues.
RIKI-METISSE MARLOW is a Melbourne based Visual and Sound Artist. Riki-Metisse has exhibited both in Melbourne and interstate since her graduation from Monash University, in 2008, where she completed her honours Degree in Fine Arts. Riki-Metisse has received several awards for her artworks and performance, most recently Australian Entertainment Agents’ Association Award for Innovation in Music for her involvement in the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Riki-Metisse Marlow works across mediums of video, sculpture and sound to generate audio and visual connections and disconnections that help us understand how sound and image helps us place ourselves within space. She walks the line between sound and music and through her work she is trying to find where one begins and the other ends, or if in fact they are simply one in the same. Riki-Metisse’s works are the visible and audible results of her experiments with sound and object – outcomes that are residues and marks from the initial act. In this respect performance is a large part of her practice and Riki-Metisse has been involved with solo performance and with collectives over the recent years.
MATT CHAUMONT is a Master of Time and Space – literally, because he received his MA Time and Space from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki Finland. Prior to this, Matt received a BA in Fine Arts at UWS. He is now located in Melbourne and studying Science at Monash University. Matt’s practice has included performances and exhibitions all over the world, in places such as Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Helsinki, New York, Istanbul, Aarhus, Hamburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, and the arctic circle. Matt uses low frequencies and the fundamental properties of a varying array of objects, and the places in which the objects are contained. Matt likes to experiment. Recent performances include Seven Thousand Oaks Festival of Art and Sustainability, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Serial Space Gallery, Sydney; Aarhus, Denmark; Dogz Star Club, Istanbul,Turkey; EMMA, Espoo, Finland