Sonic Babylon's Sound Garden at the National Film and Sound Archive
opening at the Inner Courtyard of the NFSA in Canberra, with special guest
vocalist Robyn Archer performing live with the sounds of the garden.
The event is a part of the Sound Day 2009 activities.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009, 12:30 p.m.
This is a quick thank you to everyone who made Wednesday night's opening of the South Bank Sound Garden in Brisbane a success. First to Nora Farrell, Deborah Bassett, and Scott Santulli who worked tirelessly all month turning artistic visions into technical realities. Next, to Bruce Williams and his team at Griffith University, plus David Bennett and his team at the Queensland Conservatorium, all of whom made the garden come to life, from the servers in the ether to the amplified sounds on the ground.
Sonic Babylon's South Bank/Brisbane Sound Garden
opening at the Red Note Cafe in the South Bank Parklands
with special guest percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson
performing live with the sounds of the garden. The cafe is
located on the ground level of the Queensland Conservatorium.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009, 6:00 p.m.
I've spent the morning thinking more about Merce Cunningham than about the meetings and photo shoots I've had to attend. Smiling for the camera was a lot harder than usual today. News seems to travel both faster and slower in Australia and I didn't hear about Merce's death until this morning. Quite a message to wake up to.
When we arrived in Australia two years ago to create iOrpheus there were fewer options for telling people where we were and what we were doing. Email worked for personal friends and the blog at iOrpheus.com worked for everyone else. This trip, however, things have changed. There are a lot more options for spreading the word and many more reasons to take advantage of them. For this visit both Nora and I have Twitter accounts, as does Sonic Babylon, plus we're blogging on my website as well as at sonicbabylon.com.