I had the wonderful privilege of a Bundanon Residency during May 14-20. The setting is beautiful and very inspiring for work, and I also had a lovely time sharing a living space with Lucille Martin. Brief history: Bundanon was most famous as the homeplace of Arthur Boyd. By far the biggest breakthrough I had during…
I’m very flattered to be invited by the awesome Furchick to join her on stage as part of her orchestra for In The Pines 2018! As the 25th anniversary, this promises to be huge! We will be playing a range of unconventional instruments. I’m most likely cracking out my Tin Can From Hell – an…
I was nominated for the WAM Song of the Year in the Experimental category, for Bering(forboding), a piece I did at Beringbooding Rock. Here it is, released on Dog Park Records: Beringbooding by samarobryn
Between 18 March – 5 April, I undertook an artist residency at the Burren College Of Art, a contemporary art college on the west coast of Ireland near Ballyvaughn, Co Clare. The landscape around the area is stunning and dominated by The Burren, an otherworldly karst landscape: While along the Mountain Walk, above Ailwee Caves….
This interview, with G. Mitchell, originally appeared in The Advisor in 2015. The Cambodian-based, English-language newspaper has since folded, but here is the reproduced text. Binary coding and digital data storage doesn’t exactly evoke visions of dreamy soundscapes and innovative musical creation – except if you’re artist Cissi Tsang. Tsang, aka timeofhex, explains the technique…
I’ll be playing at the beautiful Nannup Music Festival with Persian Love over the Labour Day long weekend! Playing times: Saturday 3rd: 12:20pm – 1pm @ Tigerville Sunday 4th: 4:15pm – 4:50pm @ Nannup Hotel
The Mind Warp Pavilion is back for another year and I’m excited to be playing again! This time, alongside Sarah Norton, Clayton Brown and James Baker. Friday Feb 3rd, Gate One Theatre. Tickets on sale from Moshtix.
I’m humbled and excited to be part of Ashes Of Burnt Sage on Sunday, joining Sage Pbbt and a host of others! Full details: http://rtrfm.com.au/event/the-big-40/
Sounding Out The Space An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound 2-4 November A collaboration between DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Dublin School of Creative Arts and GradCAM I was very fortunate to be part of the 2017 Sounding Out The Space conference, held at DIT Grangegorman in Dublin, Ireland. It was…
Coming up is the 13th Totally Huge New Music Festival! Run by Tura New Music and focused on new music and sound art, this year will feature a number of performances and workshops from national and international artists, as well a conference on embracing the irrational in the post-truth world. I’ll be presenting a talk…
As part of Sound Spectrum week held at Spectrum Project Space – the night where post-grad students and WAAPA staff show off some new works. I will be playing an audio-visual piece inspired by a visit to Meckering, with guitar and laptop.
I’ll be performing Bering(for)boding as part of ACMC 2017: Adelaide. The work will involve a mix of audio-reactive projection and live vocal. Where art meets technology: do androids dream of sheep?
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…
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/
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 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….
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/
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
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.
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.