Colour of Sound: Indigo

Colour of Sound: Indigo

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A short sample from Indigo. To listen to the full version go to ABC Soundproof. https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/indigo-blog.mp3 In this penultimate episode of the Colour of Sound series we visit Isaac Newton as he investigates the nature of light and colour. It…
The Colour of Sound: Orange

The Colour of Sound: Orange

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A short sample from the colour of sound: orange To listen to the full version go to the Radio National Soundproof program. https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/orange-radio-edit.mp3   Orange is the next colour to feature on the ABC Radio National series on colour and…
The Colour of Sound: Green

The Colour of Sound: Green

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https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/green-radio-edit.mp3 A short sample of Green. To hear the full track go to the Soundproof website. The second series of The Colour of Sound has commenced on Radio National’s Soundproof program. The first episode in the series is Green. Green…
Australian Gothic: a New Unfathomless Release

Australian Gothic: a New Unfathomless Release

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https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/the-australian-gothic-sample.mp3   My latest work, The Australian Gothic, has recently been released on the Unfathomless label. Read below about the historical context of the Australian Gothic genre and the process of producing this particular composition. Long before the fact of…
Sound and Our Past

Sound and Our Past

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Sound entwines itself within our memory. Our adult selves are transported into emotional states from childhood through the exposure to sounds connected to past experiences. http://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/stream2.mp3   Sound, like memory, is intangible yet it has the ability to haunt us.…
Abc Radio National: the Sound of Blue

Abc Radio National: the Sound of Blue

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IKB 191, monochromatic painting by Yves Klein https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/soundproof-radio-edit.mp3   For the past few months I have been working on a short series of works interpreting the colour of sound for Australia’s Radio National. This 3-part series features a combination of…
The Return of Vinyl (and My Obsession with Sonic Youth)

The Return of Vinyl (and My Obsession with Sonic Youth)

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https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/vinyl.mp3 Compact disc versus vinyl; digital versus analogue It’s a long and sometimes heated debate. As someone who grew up in the 1980s I knew the heartbreak of accidental bumps of the stylus making favourite tracks on records unlistenable. Theoretically…
Swarm: the Onslaught of Argentine Lawn Scarabs.

Swarm: the Onslaught of Argentine Lawn Scarabs.

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Hundreds of Christmas beetles Argentine Lawn Scarabs flew into the glass door at night then scratched around the wooden boards of the verandah searching for a mate. https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/christmas-beetles-window.mp3   Thanks to Chris Reid from the Australian Museum for correcting my…
Ac: Free to Download Through Galaverna

Ac: Free to Download Through Galaverna

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When we think of the concept of “place” we often do so in a context that focuses on vast exteriors. As field recordists we regularly position ourselves in grand locations with microphones directed towards the sounds of exotic forests, river…
Abc Radio National: the Sound of Red

Abc Radio National: the Sound of Red

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https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/soundproof-red-radio-edit.mp3   Red. A colour of extremes … In this, the final episode of the primary colour series, we listen to the story of Russian composer and synaesthete Alexander Scriabin. Scriabin claimed to hear colour as different tones on the…
Abc Radio National: the Sound of Yellow

Abc Radio National: the Sound of Yellow

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https://soundslikenoise.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/yellow-soundproof-radio-intro1.mp3   Yellow, a colour that can provoke joy and nausea. Artists have used its binary shades to reflect summer’s vitality and our gradual decay. The negative connotations of yellow are quite strong in the English language. Consider: yellow-bellied, yellow-streak,…