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??

Composer in Residence: National Rural Women’s Conference 2013

A Country Women’ s Chorus (2013) created over three days by audio artist Ceridwen Suiter, with delegates of the inaugural National Rural Women’s Conference, at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.  The content of the music is derived from the acoustic ecology of place, namely found sounds from the conference venue and field recordings of the attending delegates and their music experiences.  This environmental music captures the spirit of the conference and tapestry of sounds that envelope the every day lives of Australian rural women.  The newly composed music performed at the closing ceremony of the conference, provides an aural document of three days of women gathering together.

centenary logo

The project is an initiative of Robyn Archer, the Festival director, Centenary Celebrations of the Founding of Canberra, Australia.   She sought the deliberate inclusion of the arts in many activities taking place in Canberra during the centenary celebrations.  The Canberra Convention Bureau, and the Board of the National Rural Women’s Coalition and Network actively participated in making this project happen, while the conference attendees enthusiastically embraced this opportunity to participate in making new music.

STIRRING

Stirring_Still

Featuring music composed from a single sound found in the acoustic ecology of the filmed environment. Made by Ceridwen Suiter in collaboration Elizabeth Eastland (filmmaker).

Stirring will be shown as part of the Seensound 2012: a three-part Visual Music Series curated by Brigid Burke and Mark Pederson

7.30pm Wednesday May 2, 2012
at Loop Bar,
23 Meyers Place, Melbourne.

Entry $10/$5 also includes works by other artists