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…

Live @ Jimmy’s Den

Played a set at Jimmy’s Den in Northbridge, Perth in support of Potato Stars 20th Anniversary – beautiful venue with a great backline, lovely sound and good people. Here’s some parts from the show: Live at Jimmy's Den by timeofhex

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #4

Fourth blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): “Everything is connected and everything is related. All nature, every planet in the galaxy, this universe or even the multi-universe, everything has a relationship.” – Mariko Mori Mariko Mori and James Turrell are two artists that I’ve been interested…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #3

Third blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): Potential (pə-tĕn′shəl) : 1. The possibility that something might happen or result from given conditions. 2. capable of being or becoming. Potential is an interesting concept. I like to subscribe to the view that everyone has potential. Potential is…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #2

Second blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): Last night, I was treated to some thunder and lightning courtesy of the mountain gods. I remarked to myself how quickly and dramatically the weather changed. A few hours before, the sun was out in full blast and the…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #1

First blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): “Time keeps on slipping…into the future…” “How do you get the time to do all this?” is a question I often encounter. People are evidently surprised that I can juggle all my life obligations without (mostly) losing my sanity….

Hypnotic Hex – Interview with The Advisor

I had an interview with The Advisor, an English-language Cambodian entertainment magazine during the Potato Stars/timeofhex tour of Cambodia in 2015. The magazine then promptly went belly up, so here is the interview with G. Mitchell, originally published 9th April 2015: Hypnotic Hex Binary coding and digital data storage doesn’t exactly evoke visions of dreamy…