Sounds and Sweet Airs is part of a long-term web project Soniferous Cities; Islands of Sound that experiments with the creation of sonic cartographies. The project which is part of the Öres21 Summer Exhibition aims to create rich interactive audio-portraits of a range of geographies, environments and communities. Sounds and Sweet Airs links sites on […]Read More →
Sounds and Sweet Airs
on June 29, 2021in environmental project, Installation, interactive new media, Projects, public art, sound sculpture, Uncategorised
Virtual talking in 2020
on April 19, 2021in Articles, interactive new media, Projects, sound sculpture, Textstags: Video Presentation
Here are two short video presentations given at the TTT conference (virtually in Wien, Austria 2020) Tracing Silence; Ecocide and Omnicide Co-composition and De-Composition; Biological Agency as a Compositional Tool.Read More →
Tracing Silence; Ecocide and Omnicide.
on October 24, 2020in Articles, arts and science, environmental project, Installation, interactive new media, radiophonic, sound sculpture, Uncategorisedtags: Art and Enviromment, Art and Politics
Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein. Nietzsche, Beyond good and Evil 1886 In the words of the ancient Chinese proverb, May you live in interesting times! — and it would appear that we do — a time in which centuries of accumulative environmental degradation forms a […]Read More →
The Sound of Place; Environmental Artworks at Bundanon.
on October 6, 2020in Articles, arts and science, environmental project, Essays, interactive new media, public art, sound sculpture, Textstags: arts and science, critical writing, environmental project, sound sculpture
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 […]Read More →
Co-Composition and De-Composition Biological agency as a compositional tool.
on October 6, 2020in Articles, arts and science, Essays, interactive new media, Research and Development Writing, sound sculpture, Textstags: Art and micro-biology, Art and Science
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 […]Read More →
Oratorio Photo Essay
on May 28, 2019in arts and science, Essays, public art, sound sculpture, Texts
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Oratorio and Heavy Metal
on May 23, 2019in Essays, interactive new media, public art, Resources, Sculpture, sound sculpture, Texts
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on July 8, 2005in arts and science, environmental project, interactive new media, Projects, sound sculpturetags: arts and science, interactive new media, sound sculpture
From June 1999 until September 2001 Nigel Helyer worked as an Artist in Residence at Lake Technology in Sydney, http://www.lake.com developing the Sonic Landscapes Virtual Audio Reality system. The project was funded for the first twelve months by the New Media Board of the Australia Council for the Arts under its Art and Industry partnerships […]Read More →
on July 8, 2005in Installation, interactive new media, Projects, Sculpture, social history, sound sculpturetags: social history, sound installation
Sculptural installation with multi-channel audio and video components. Exhibited. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 1995 as part of the “Sound in Space” National Sound Art Survey exhibition. Materials. Timber, audio-visual electronics, low frequency audio drivers. Dimension. x4 units @ 3m x 2m x 3m. Installation footprint 10m x 8m x 3m. Videotext. Single channel […]Read More →
Re-Entry Vehicle; Natural Science in the Spirit World
on July 8, 2005in Installation, Projects, Sculpture, sound sculpturetags: installation, interactive new media, sound sculpture
Exhibited. Spectro Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K. 1982. Materials. Section 1. Circle: Pigmented sand; carbonised wood; pit fired earthenware vessels (x8) (35cm dia); carbonised grain; seabird skulls/bones; metal blades; Polaroid photograph.Section 2. Canoe: Steel and Weldmesh framework; clay; straw; steel wire; glass and mirror fragments (x8); Polaroids and associated negative waste; strip lights 40w. (x8). Section 3 […]Read More →
- Sounds and Sweet Airs
- Virtual talking in 2020
- Tracing Silence; Ecocide and Omnicide.
- The Sound of Place; Environmental Artworks at Bundanon.
- Co-Composition and De-Composition Biological agency as a compositional tool.
- Oratorio Photo Essay
- Oratorio and Heavy Metal
- Sonic Landscapes
- Re-Entry Vehicle; Natural Science in the Spirit World