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.

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PRAYER POCKET PLACE moves into Mt Kembla

Prayer Pocket Place gained permanent residency in the Mt Kembla Heritage Centre on 17 December 2014. The installation was welcomed by the chairperson Elizabeth Roberts in a small informal ceremony followed by lunch in the museum.  We were delighted to be entertained by well-known Mt Kembla playwright Wendy Richardson who has written about the close-knit Mt Kembla community and effects of the mining disaster.

Click to hear a one minute sample of the CD length audio art composed by Ceridwen Suiter, from on-site recordings collected from the social and mechanical sounds of the makers constructing their individual pockets during a communal lunch and workshop.

20150527-123557.jpg20150527-123545.jpgMt Kembla Heritage Centre is a permanent keeping place of historical records and memories of the hardships faced by miners and their wives.  The centre contains records of the mining disaster of 1902 which killed 94 miners and two rescuers in Australia’s largest industrial accident.

The impact on the women of Mt Kembla inspired Flossie Peitsch to design and co-ordinate the construction of the quilted fabric house and the individually sewn pockets.  Many local women made their own prayer pockets to contain their personal thoughts and prayers.  The collaborative installation created by Flossie Peitsch and Ceridwen Suiter, Prayer Pocket Place, was short listed for Meroogal Women’s Art Prize and has been selected for exhibition in Shoalhaven Art Gallery, Nowra; Lady Denman Museum in Huskisson NSW; as well as the Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT.

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Is the growing city really progress or is it closing the door on old ways which might still be of value?

This 1 minute question mark premiered at Federation Hall, Melbourne, 9th July 2014…. as part of the 60*60 project curated by Susan Frykberg & Warren Burt for Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC2014).

Fine Hand-made Field Recordings carefully selected for piquancy.
Recorded and Composed by Ceridwen Suiter