Sound and Visual Experiments #1
Nick Wishart | Jon Drummond | Ed Leckie | Lindsay Webb | FMGrande
Dr. Jon Drummond is an internationally recognised composer and sound artist. His electronic and ensemble compositions have been performed at numero
us Australian and international festivals and galleries including the International Symposium on Electronic Art, Adelaide Festival, the International Computer Music Conferences and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. His research interests include human-computer interaction design, new interfaces for musical expression, gesture analysis, improvisation, sound spatialisation and data sonification. Dr. Drummond is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
Working in music composition, sound, electronics, installation and multimedia, Nick has been composing and performing soundtracks since 1990. Working with numerous theatre companies in Sydney Nick has also been commissioned to write soundtracks for projections on major buildings in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, including St Mary’s Cathedral, Customs House, QPAC and Hamer Hall. In addition to Nick’s composition work he creates unique electronic instruments using circuit bending techniques and is a founding member of the all toy band Toydeath. Formed in 1995 Toydeath have played throughout Australia with notable performances at the Sydney Biennale 2010, Big Day Out, The Great Escape as well as international tours to Europe, USA and Asia. Another major work Nick has helped create is CeLL, an automatic music machine encased in a 20ft shipping container. CeLL is an on going collaboration between artist/engineer Miles van Dorrsen. Using sequencing software Nick brings to life this mechanical behemoth that has performed at Prague Biennale, Adelaide Festival, Canberra International Music Festival,What is Music Festival and is currently based in Berlin.
F M Grande is a Media Artist and Film Maker. Born in Santiago, Chile, he lives and works in Sydney. FMGrande’s films are generally looped explorations of common everyday objects, places, people and occurances that attempt to find something interesting and possibly even sublime in common journeys, locations and spaces. FMGrande’s work has been screened at Federation Square in Melbourne, the Sydney Fringe Festival and at Artist run spaces around Sydney, including Mekanarky in Turella and Newman Lane Gallery in Newtown. His Music Videos have aired on channel V and the ABC in Australia. His video and film camera work has appeared on broadcast television and at local and international film festivals. He is currently a PhD candidate in Media Arts at COFA where he is researching the development of hybrid forms of media art in public spaces.
Lindsay Webb is a director of Lull Studios focusing on environmental and graphic design, and sound based works including soundtracks for live performance and screen. With a special interest in aural phenomena in the built environment, Lindsay is involved in developing new links with the burgeoning European community of auditive architecture and urban sound planning.
Ed Leckie is an Electronics Engineer with a professional background in image processing technologies, and a lifetime love for synthesizers and electronic music. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Suzi and sons Felix & Theo. Ed is part of the electro duoBleepin’ J Squawkins.