Progress??

Theatre for the Listening Mind, and the Thoughtful Listener.

Progress?? is a quick piece of narrative Audio Art is made from a selection of the Found Sounds around Whittlesea, Victoria supplied by composer colleague, Gary McKie, during a residency he calls The Whittlesea Sound Project.

Whittlesea, Australia, has been swallowed up by the growing outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria. Gary’s Found Sounds were recorded both in the natural environment, a major shopping shopping centre, and the ordinary daily sounds heard in a typical Aussie suburban backyard.

the project’s creative brief

The Whittlesea Sound Project is about discovering, or reconnecting to, the diverse sounds around us, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, and we venture back into our communities throughout the City of Whittlesea and beyond.

You are invited to join in by listening more closely to your environment. Consider how being aware of the sounds around you effects your connection to place and ask yourself, “is there anything in my environment that could be changed to improve the quality of sounds and the way we are living?”

The Whittlesea Sound Project also invites you to participate creatively by making your own soundscapes to share in the project.”

This project is supported by the Whittlesea Creative Community Fund.

Click here to have a listen to Progress??

MY CREATIVE ADVENTURES IN AUDIO ART, POETRY, AND MUSIC COMPOSITION

Here I share my work and play. Please browse freely and enjoy.

Full of great plans to comprehensively chronicle all my original work, but the improvisational nature of a creative’s daily life, means that items will gradually appear when the time is right among the warp and weft of other tasks.

*Links to places that sell my scores and recordings can be found in My Music Shop.

BE BOLD SPEAK OUT, IWD 2017

This conceptual audio piece addresses women’s visual artistic contributions for International Women’s Day 2017, on the theme: Be Bold for Change.

Sue Bessell invited 21 local women artists to contribute to a group exhibition at Project Contemporary Artspace, Keira Street, Wollongong, Australia, on the theme of Be Bold for Change. As a an audio artist, I have sought to raise consciousness of the ephemeral intangible nature of sound, while seeking to encourage women artists everywhere to be conscious of using their artwork to voice their feminist awareness.

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My contribution to this exhibition lives entirely in the conceptual world. There is no particular audio for you to engage with here, except for the internal dialogue in your head about the place of art as political statement, and the boldness required of women as artists who make an explicit public addition to our culture.

The next step for you is to engage in conversation with, and encourage, women to speak out in their artwork about our gendered life experiences: to paint, sculpt, film, photograph, compose, record, and sketch their thoughts and responses, and then be bold enough to present their visual, musical, and actual voices in public places both in real life and virtual spaces such as this website.

Flagged for Conversation

Frances Burnham (artist) and I (Ceridwen Suiter – composer) have been in constructive conversation since 2008 on contemporary social and economic topics.  We have formalised this into an ongoing collaborative arts-based project both in the physical and the virtual worlds,  to extend the conversation between citizens, arts workers, and business, regarding culture and art practice, economics and social values.

IWD 2016 invite thumbnailFor International Women’s Day 2016, our goal is to stimulate conversation about current Feminist issues as part of our ongoing project.  Our installation “Flagged for Conversation” aims to stimulate conversation on 21st century issues facing women.

The conversation will begin with a performance at the exhibition opening on March 4, 2016.

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Putting vision into practice, visitors to the gallery are invited to write a response: a catch phrase, a word, or to draw an icon or visual symbol on prepared and embellished green, white and purple flags, which will then become part of the installation.

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Visitors are welcome to participate in our online conversation by logging into our website forum: ‘ethec’ (extending the conversation) and express their thoughts.  Please note all comments will be moderated and responded to appropriately.