First artists in residence, artist/brother duo Ernest Aaron and Andrew Aaron, Flâneurs, work with experimental sound manipulation, sampling and combine digital and analogue technologies to produce audio-visual art.
“During the program we’re excited to focus further on electronic music, exploring timing and the relationship with space – discovering what’s possible with the SoundLab technology,” said Andrew Aaron.
Also participating in the inaugural residency program is sound-artist Alexandra Spence; multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and experimental musician Dale Collier; composer, musician, vocalist and creative technologist Freya Berkhout.
As sound plays a large part in our experience of places, artists indicated a curiosity to use the SoundLab to test, create and model their work in a variety of spaces and contexts.
“I’m hoping to make something that feels quite tactile and captures an emotion – exploring how it feels to have the sound move around you, so you feel cocooned,” said Freya Berkhout.
Alexandra Spence also shared that she will weave musical material, unusual and ecological sound sources in creating shifting soundscapes of real and imaginary landscapes.
Create NSW Executive Director, Chris Keely said Create NSW is proud to be teaming up with Arup for the SoundLab Residency Program, which is providing an incredible opportunity to the inaugural recipients.
“Through this exciting partnership the recipients will have the opportunity to experiment and record new music in Arup’s high-end SoundLab facility, and I am confident the new music from inaugural recipients will reflect the talent, experience that make up NSW,” Mr Keely said.
NSW/ACT Arts and Culture Leader, Chris Mercer extended his congratulations to the successful artists. He said the team at Arup was impressed by the calibre of the submissions and looking forward to the collaborations between the artists and our design and engineering specialists in the SoundLab.