Media release Sound Art – 21 May 2008 – Overview

SOUND TRAVELLERS INITIATIVE TOURS SOUND ART NATIONALLY

Sound Travellers is on the road! Australia’s most innovative emerging and accomplished sound artists are taking sonic explorations cross-country. Ghosts of 29 Megacycles and Adam Trainer, Tom Hall, ii and roaming festivals Liquid Architecture 9 and Room 40’s Open Road Project are set to tour the nation.

Sound Travellers is a new project supported by the Australia Council’s Music Board to assist individual artists and small to medium organisations with the promotion and national touring of Sound Art and Electronic, improvised jazz and contemporary classical music.

“….this is a fantastic initiative for both musicians and audiences. It is an opportunity to inspire, with the diversity and quality of music being produced all around Australia, to connect like minded people” Joanne Kee, Director, Sound Travellers

Ghosts of 29 Megacycles – Adam Trainer (touring June). Solo experimental musicians Greg Taw and Adam Trainer play loosely composed musical scores mixed and sequenced visual film loops, experimenting with musical elements such as organ, guitar, strings, vocal drones, bass and percussion.

Tom Hall (touring July) Tom Hall’s tour of Sight Beyond is an extension of his studio practices and research into live instrument processing and the resynthesis of found sound and imagery, resulting in a viscerally provoking live performance that incorporates input from performer and audience, striving to blur the boundaries between artist and viewer.

ii (touring July/August). Long time Melbourne collaborators Alex Nosek and Jon Tjhia make up ii, an improvisationcentric duo trading in ambient pop, secret noises and hidden melodies.

Liquid Architecture 9 (touring July). In its 9th consecutive year, Liquid Architecture is Australia’s premier sound-arts festival. Centred around a series of performance events, the festival will showcase contemporary and experimental music by Australian artists alongside key international figures.

Open Frame – Open Road (touring October). The Open Road Project is a touring programme that will take annual Brisbane festival Open Frame to locations around Australia. Open Frame focuses on the intersections of sound, music, media and discrete listening showcasing a selection of Room 40 Australian artists and visiting international artists.

For media content, interviews or if you would to review a show in your city; please contact Amy Curl on details below.
For a full programme, visit www.soundtravellers.com.au

Sound Travellers is supported by the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, Performing Lines and Ceres Solutions.

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