Wednesday 23 June 2010

The Sound Playground

The Sound Playground is an exciting three-way collaboration between Craft Victoria, Bus Projects and fortyfivedownstairs that features interactive experimental instruments, sound sculptures and sonic installations.

Curated by Amelia Douglas (Bus) and Nella Themelios (CV), The Sound Playground kicks off in a couple of weeks' time from 6-17 July at fortyfivedownstairs.

It's Bus Projects' very first off-site project since the closure of Lt Lonsdale St, so hope you can join us in celebrating the start of a new ride!

Featuring new commissioned works by Rod Cooper, Albert Mishriki & Ros Bandt, Emma Lashmar and Rowan McNaught, the entire exhibition will also be 'played' live by the artists and special guests in a series of extraordinary performances in the gallery.

Works include Sonic portraits of Australian sound artists by Rod Cooper that play on the idea of 'musique concrete', Emma Lashmar's hand-blown glass installation designed to be bowed and plucked, an interactive 'Manifon' (manifold panbalatron) by Rowan McNaught and a series of elaborate music-boxes by Ros Bandt and Albert Mishriki (including their new multi-timbre 'harpy-gurdy').

Here are the nitty gritty details of the performance series for The Sound Playground:

Performance times:
Thursday July 8, 5:45-7:15pm
Wednesday July 14, 5:45-7:15pm
Friday July 16, 5:45-7:15pm

All tickets $15. Seating strictly limited!


The Sound Playground is as part of Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art 2010 and is produced by Timothy Webster. Generously supported by the City of Melbourne.

Exhibition opening times: Tue - Fri 11am to 5pm Sat 12pm to 4pm.
General exhibition is free, and all performances are $15.


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