2023 Orange House by the Sea Residency

October-November 2023, Chamber Made, Victoria

Gail has been awarded this annual 3-week residency to research conceptual constructs and develop performative strategies around live text generation that is integrated into an audio-visual performance mode. She is interested in the compulsion and the struggle to communicate using words—what words can and can’t do—and will explore both aural and visual text, as well as live and AI cloned voice. See sound/s/words blog for updates.

See Chamber Made


Vibrant Membrane in Fisher's Ghost Art Award

Campbelltown Arts Centre
28 October – Friday 8 December 2023

Gail Priest and Thomas Burless, working as the Institute for Non-Empirical Results (INER), are finalists in Campbelltown Art Centre's Fisher's Ghost Award, Contemporary Division. See INER website for more.


Peachey & Mosig: New Mountain

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
18 November, October, 6:30pm-10:30pm

New Mountain is a three channel live video work by Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, exploring human/environment relationships in the context of deep time with accompanying sound by Gail Priest, Chris Caines, Benjamin Ward and Tilman Robinson.

Dream Alley Dream is a conscientiously curated exploratory and experimental music series occurring across venues within the Blue Mountains, on Dharug and Gundungurra Country, coordinated by Brett Thompson, Eloise Maree and Robert Frost.

Information & Tickets


MCA Live: Gail Priest with Tarek Atoui's Water's Witness

Museum of Contemporary Art
24 November, 6-6:30pm

Experience a live solo activation by sound artist Gail Priest in Tarek Atoui: Waters' Witness. With voice, field recordings, and accidental rhythms, Priest will utilise the exhibition as an expanded "sound system", inviting audiences to tune into its multisensory listening possibilities.




Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Gallery
1 December, doors open at 6pm, performances from 7pm.

A rare outing in which Gail will perform 2 sets: one exploring the relationship of sound and freewriting producing a instant zine; one a new venture in audiovisuals including live cymatics, the use of sound vibrations to produce visual patterns.

Tickets: $15, book here


Paris Residency, January - March 2024

Nicholas and Angela Curtis Cité Internationale des Arts Residency Fellowship
Power Institute, University of Sydney

Gail plans to to study the rich history of musique concrète as developed by sound artist, composer and radio producer Pierre Schaeffer, exploring the Institut Mémoires de l'Édition Contemporaine (L’IMEC) in the Ardenne Abbey in Caen, the Bibliothèque Sigmund Freud, the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music, and the Groupe de Recherche Musicales (which Schaeffer founded in 1951).


Recent Events

Here Now Hear

Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
11 October - 4 November 2023

Here Now Hear explores the way in which sound positions us in place and presentness. Using sounds gathered from the surrounding city streets and the building itself, I will create sonic and visual representations of site and moment comprising soundscapes and wall pieces based on the audio tool of spectral analysis.


More on Here Now Hear


The Space Beyond the Screen: Experimental Sound and Cinema

Starlings Spatial Sound Collective
ACMI Cinema 2, 21 October, 4:30pm-8:30pm

Starlings Spatial Sound Collective, in collaboration with SIAL Sound Studios and RMIT University, present an evening of experimental audio visual and pure sound works using the ACMI Cinema 2 surround speaker system. Each artist will present either a quadraphonic, 5.1 sound or audiovisual work featuring surround sound of up to 10 minutes.

Featuring: Lineup: Gail Priest, Camilla Hannan, Polly Stanton and Byron Dean, Alice Bennett, Don Gray, Madelynne Cornish, Michelle Nguyen, Paddy Hay, Prudence Rees Lee, Justin Ashworth, Jake Moore, Josh Peters, Lisa Rae Bartolomei, Gillian Lever

Information & Tickets


University of Melbourne MPavilion Artist-in-Residence

Parkville Picnic E-Orchestra workshops
Performance: Friday Sept 22, 5-7pm

Gail will be working with students to devise a performance for the pavilion and surrounding park which will use digital devices (phone, laptops and homemade technology) to create an “e-Orchestra”. 

The composition will be inspired by the site and research into the history of bandstands as places of social cohesion and leisure. It could be argued that we are at a comparable crisis point in the early 21st century, as our mobile digital devices encourage insulation, isolation, and interior lifestyles. This performance uses the same technology to bring people back together, in public space.

More on PP E-Orchestra


Five Self-Vibrating Regions of Intensities

The Institiute of Non-Empirical Results
(Gail Priest & Thomas Burless)
The Substation, April 13- May 20, 2023

More information


Dream Alley Dream #6

Jasmine Guffond, Alexandra Spence and Gail Priest
Saturday 11 March 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre


room40 release: Glossolalia
by We're Not Afraid of the Dark

(Gail Priest & Matt Warren)


metal bitch release: paravox