Category: Essays

  • Bed-time reading

    Bed-time reading

      Editions Sonique invites you to download a series of texts that have been sized for mobile devices. Some of these are published as hardback books and many are available as epubs (on Apple books) or as larger Pdf files on the Internet Archive.  AlphaBravoCharlie and The Deluge Ark(ive) are also dedicated websites (see splash…

  • Echo and Narcissus; and the contest for aural space.

    Echo and Narcissus; and the contest for aural space.

    Here is the essay Echo and Narcissus; and the contest for urban space, as a PDF formatted for mobile devices – read it instead of doing Wordle! In this article, I invite you to journey through the Sonic Commons, a resonant and contested geography, that encompasses shared human sonic experiences, public, private, and those imagined…

  • The Sound of Place; Environmental Artworks at Bundanon.

    The Sound of Place; Environmental Artworks at Bundanon.

    This essay by Nigel Helyer and John Potts listens to the sound of place: of Bundanon, a three thousand acre property in the Shoalhaven river valley in rural NSW, Australia. Bundanon is today an artists’ colony and education centre, following the gift to the Australian people in 1993 of the entire property—including homestead, artist studio…

  • Co-Composition and De-Composition Biological agency as a compositional tool.

    Co-Composition and De-Composition Biological agency as a compositional tool.

    This paper examines a series of creative sound-works which combine human and biological agents to re-mix, create and re-invent musical scores. The central concept is to consider Genes, Memes and Musical notation as parallel mnemonic structures that function as instructions for the fleshing-out of life across temporal barriers. GeneMusiK and associated works Under the IceCap…

  • Culturescape:An Ecology of Bundanon

    A short speech written and spoken by Gary Warner at the invitation of the authors for the book launch of Culturescape: An Ecology of Bundanon by Nigel Helyer and John Potts, at the Australia Council, Pyrmont, Sydney, Thursday 30 January 2020. This edition is now available online at The Bundanon Trust site. At Bundanon: Spotting…

  • A Different Engine

    A Different Engine

    A Different Engine

  • AudioNomad

    AudioNomad

    AudioNomad    

  • IceCap and GeneMusiK

    IceCap and GeneMusiK

    Icecap+GeneMusiK

  • SPPS

    SPPS

    SPPS_for ISEA Papers:s

  • Oratorio Photo Essay

    Oratorio Photo Essay

    Oratorio Photo Essay:s