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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Media release – Sound Travellers – First grant round announced

Media release – full copy available here in pdf

Musical points of departure, arrival and the spaces between.

From Karratha to Canberra – Darwin to Hobart, Sound Travellers is pleased to announce our first round of funding with tours that cover every state and territory of this wide brown land. Between June and November 2008, Australia will be treated to ome of the most exciting new sounds the artists of this country have to offer.

Sound Travellers is a new project funded by the Australia Council’s Music Board to support individuals and small to medium sized organizations in the promotion and national touring of sound art/electronica, improvised jazz and contemporary classical music.

The artists that will be touring through the second half of the year represent every state and will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, plus many of the places in between. A total of 13 tours, over 60 artists and more than a few roadtrips and flights with over 50,000 kilometres to be travelled, Sound Travellers is helping these musical journeys come to a place near you.

Artist/s

Metalog, – Jim Denley, Ben Byrne, Natasha Anderson, Amanda Stewart, Dale Gorfinkel, Robbie Avenaim (NSW)

Ensemble Offspring (NSW)

Liquid Architecture 9 (various)

Mace Francis Orchestra (WA)

Tom Hall (QLD)

IHOS (TAS)

Alex Masso & Peter Farrar (NSW)

Misinterprotato – Sean Foran, John Parker, Pat Marchisella (QLD)

Colin Offord (QLD) – presented by TURA

Jon Tjhia and Alex Nosek (VIC) ii

Greg Taw, Adam Trainer (WA) Ghost of 29 Megacycles

Room 40 – various artists (QLD) Open Frame

Way Out West – Peter Knight, Paul, Williamson, Dung Nguyen, Ray Pereira, Howard Cairns, Dave Beck (VIC)

Also coming to keep you up to date with the tours, is the Sound Travellers gig guide. Register at http://www.soundtravellers.com.au (bottom of the page) to stay in touch.

Media release available please email -jkee@soundtravellers.com.au-

Sound Travellers is a project initiated by the Australia Council and produced by a partnership between Performing Lines and Ceres Solutions.