sounds & (con)texts
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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