Entirely audio work, using speakers or headphones depending on the audience
A Next Wave x Liquid Architecture co-commission
Bring a pair of headphones and make your way through the busy streets of Brunswick, as an unearthly blend of overtones, field recordings, and original music composition pushes the boundaries of your listening. In this site-specific audio walking tour, artist and composer Rachel Meyers has taken inspiration from the ocean and its surrounds while deep in residency on the remote North West Tasmanian coast.
Listeners sculpt their own sonic experiences as they weave through streets and alleyways.
Southern Ecophony invites participants to meditate on the intricate web of art, the world around us, and human perception.Audio tracks feature field recordings of Rachel’s daily sound walks, electroacoustic manipulations of aeolian violin recordings, and musical impressions of pnuemonic sound sketches that the artist has drawn as part of her listening practice.
Active and attentive listening to our surroundings elucidates the mesh of human and non-human connections –an antidote to the exploitative economic and social systems that lie at the root of the crisis.
Southern Ecophony is a self-led tour that is open for audiences to engage with at anytime that suits them.
Just download Echoes.xyz app from Fri 15 May to start your journey.
Southern Ecophony is supported by Arts Tasmania.
Thanks to the Arthur River Parks and Wildlife Service.
Recorded and Composed – Rachel Meyers
Musical Contributions – Joseph Franklin & Emily Sheppard
Recording and Mixing – Luke Plumb
Rachel Meyers is a composer and performer living and working in lutruwita/Tasmania. Rachel holds degrees from the University of Melbourne (BMus) and University of Tasmania (MMus) in both composition and musicology and is a current PhD candidate interested in the listening practices of contemporary music composers and sound artists.