Getting close and Personal. Each night I would have the same dream, I was four years old, lying awake, afraid to fall asleep, afraid to enter that inevitable landscape.  The ground surface was uniformly smooth, formed of dense iron plates extending to a featureless horizon line.  Roaring from this iron ground and billowing all around me were huge columns of flame, the sky low and dull with black smoke.  I knew I must escape but each time that I began to run a massive caisson of steel would crash to the ground and encircle me – I looked up at…


Nigel Helyer (a.k.a. Dr Sonique) is an Australian based Sculptor and Sound Artist with an international reputation for his large-scale sonic installations, environmental sculpture works and new media projects. His practice is actively inter-disciplinary linking creative practice with scientific research and development.  Recent activities include; the development of a ‘Virtual Audio Reality’ system in collaboration with Lake Technology (Sydney) and the ongoing ‘AudioNomad’ research project in location sensitive Environmental Audio at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He is an honorary faculty member in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Sydney and…


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  • The Oratorio for a Million Souls
    The Oratorio for a Million Souls

    The Oratorio for a Million Souls is a major feature of the European Capital of Culture, Leeuwarden (Fryslan) 2018 Silence of the Bees programme. The project consists of bee listening architectures constructed in three European botanical gardens, located in Buitenpost (Fryslan) and Emden and Oldenbur…