WAAPA Research Showcase

I will be performing a new piece at the WAAPA Research Showcase, as part of the ECU Research Week. Title: Rising From The Depths Duration: 10mins My work explores the sonification and visualisation of the found environment, and exploring how the found environment can be used as a way of introspective mediation. This piece was…

Midnight Special Interview – 27th July

I had a lovely chat with Miko on RTRFM’s Midnight Special recently, where I spoke about what drives my practice, my adventures in the Wheatbelt, my on-going collaboration with Lauren Broom called Collapsing Time and my favourite nature sounds. I also reveal one of my favourite hidden WA locations! Have a listen here: http://rtrfm.com.au/show-episode/midnightspecial-2017-07-27/

WAM Song Of The Year Nomination

To my great surprise, I’ve been nominated in the Experimental category for this year’s WAM Song Of The Year, for The Road Is My River. For more information about tickets to the awards party and for the full list of nominations: https://wam.org.au/wam-song-of-the-year-2016-17-nominees-awards-party-line-up-revealed/

Making The Makestra

Making the Makestra is an exhibition by Cissi Tsang, Jean-Michel Maujean & Zal Kanga-Parabia exploring the question, “What other methods are there of musical expression?” This residency opening is an opportunity to come and celebrate and interact with new instruments, projectors along with enjoying performances by the artists in residence. Free nibbles and drinks provided….

Potato Stars – BAKED EP Launch – 10th Feb

Baked EP by Potato Stars Potato Stars are hitting 2017 with a new EP, Baked, featuring Tim Underwood from Rosemary Beads. Baked is being launched at the Basso Hotel on the 10th Feb, JJJ Unearthed winners Dumb Punts (Vic), swamp kings Delta Kong and the audio-visual feast of Samarobryn. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/745047258976150/

PROJECTION, 2016

As part of Time Place Space 2016 (thanks Arts House Melbourne!), I was fortunate enough to collaborate with a few of my fellow artists. Here is a cinematic poem in collaboration with Sarah Jane Pell, Sooji Kim and Lorna Hannan, reflecting on water futures. For more information: http://www.sarahjanepell.com/tps-projection.html

Mind Warp Pavillion

On 7th Jan 2017 – I’ll be joining a galaxy of Perth musicians to celebrate what would’ve been David Bowie’s 70th birthday! Dressing up isn’t mandatory, but feel free to unleash your glam side. 7pm until late Gate One Theatre (former Wool Pavilion), Claremont Showgrounds. Tickets available through Oztix.

Arteles Artistic Residency

During November, I’m staying at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland on a month-long artist residency! This will be part of their Silence Awareness Existence program. Looking forward to exploring the natural surrounds and enjoying the company of other artists in this multi-disciplinary retreat.

Seeing Sound

WHAT DOES SOUND LOOK LIKE? Seeing Sound is an audio-visual installation explores these questions by allowing audience members to trigger sounds onto a live projection. The installation features MIDI controllers connected to the Hydrowoofer (a subwoofer filled with water), sound-reactive coloured LED lights and multiple projections to create an immersive experience. Cymatic patterns produced by sound-displaced…

The Light That Is Waiting

Nicole Canham | The Poetry of the Present 7:00pm Wed 26 October State Library of Western Australia Lecture Theatre The Light That Is Waiting will be performed by Nicole Canham and Decibel New Music as part of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in Perth. Presented by Tura New Music, New Music Network and the State Library of…

Revel-8 Film Festival 2016 – ‘Enter The Egg

I took part in Revel-8 this year – a festival celebrating the humble Super-8, that runs annually as part of the Perth Revelation International Film Festival. I was given this quirky Canadian film called ‘Enter The Egg’ to score, and to my surprise I won the ECU Judges’ Commendation for Best Music Composition. Here it…

Sonic Environments

SONIC ENVIRONMENTS JULY 10-11, QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA An interdisciplinary conference exploring the ecological, social and cultural contexts of our sonic environments. As part of the conference, I will be presenting a paper on hexadecimal compositions. More details: http://www.sonicenvironments.org/

Money: the Arts and Funding

The wake of the fallout from the Australia Council’s latest decisions with their Four-Year Funding (including the news that NAVA, Legs On The Wall, Force Majeure amongst many other prominent and iconic bodies did not receive funding) made me think about money in the arts in general. Making a viable living as an artist has been a…

SOUNDSPECTRUM 2016-1

In an interstellar burst of creativity WAAPA’s composition and music technology students and staff present over 10 hours of original music over five nights at the Spectrum Project Space. Don’t miss this chance to experience new and experimental acoustic and electronic music performance, installation, audio visual works, DJ artists and world premieres from Aletheia, Certifiable,…

Musings on playing solo

As a solo artist, I have to say this: I hate playing solo. I hate the feeling of being placed under scrutiny, with everyone’s attention placed on me like an unerring laser. Yet, I persist. Mind you, I’m not complaining about being given gigs. In fact, I know there are times when I actively pursue…

You Are Here Artist Spotlight – 13th April

I had some fun being interviewed as part of You Are Here, where I had a chat about my practice and my experience at Namadgi. I like interviews because it makes me reflect on my practice. Sometimes, I find myself so caught up with the ‘doing’ side of art without the time to consider the…

You Are Here Canberra – Readycut Residency

Ready-cut Residency LOCATION: Smith’s Alternative COST: FREE ARTIST/S: Aaron Kirby, Eleanor Malbon, Cissi Tsang WHEN: 6:30pm to 7:30pm 17 April 2016 http://youareherecanberra.com.au/event/ready-cut-residency/

You Are Here Canberra – timeofhex

timeofhex LOCATION: The Club (46 Northbourne Ave) COST: FREE ARTIST/S: Cissi Tsang WHEN: 9pm to 10pm 13 April 2016 http://youareherecanberra.com.au/event/timeofhex/

Sound Thought 2016 – Glasgow

Work shown: A Small Timequake Sound Thought, the University of Glasgow’s annual postgraduate conference and concert festival, will exhibit the work of researchers and contemporary practitioners exploring the intersections of music, sound, and other artistic genres. This year’s festival, “Dialogues: Sound and Music Across the Arts”, will take place between 30 March and 1 April…