Sonic Rupture: Elemental Shapings, Sound Forests, Urban Voices (2016)

Three Radiophonic works – duration: 45 mins

‘Sonic Rupture’ is a sound work commissioned by The Creative Audio Unit of ABC Radio National for the program ‘SoundProof’. It was nationally broadcast over three episodes in December 2016. The work creatively recounts an international field trip through USA, the UK and Europe during which multiple sound installations, and their creators, were visited and documented with high quality sound recordings, forming the sonic material for the compositions.

The work explores how sound installations discover new ‘voices’, specifically making international sonic locations available to audiences in a poetic, imaginative form. The textures and qualities of the original recordings are reworked through creative, radiophonic composition to form a unique sonic travel narrative. This contributes to SIAL Sound Studio’s ambition to communicate the role that electroacoustic sound design plays in creating unique cultural-urban experiences. The work draws directly from Lacey’s book ‘Sonic Rupture’ (Bloomsbury 2016) and contributes to his ongoing research at the interface of sonic arts and urban design, exploring artistic and conceptual developments in the field of sound studies.

Australian broadcast – SoundProof – ABC Radio National. Downloads and broadcast dates;

Elemental ShapingsDecember 9, 2016

Sound Forests – December 16, 2016

Urban Voices – December 23, 2016

Lawrence Harvey     electroacoustic composition
Jordan Lacey            field recordings and text
Deborah Kayser       voice
Simon Maisch           audio engineering

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