An audiovisual live performance event, featuring film, improvised and pre-recorded visuals, sound, music, spoken word and indoor plant triggered sounds and visuals in the Kindred Studios Bandroom.
An audiovisual journey and exploration, from the home inside us to the home that surrounds, sustains and connects us with our environment, people, places, physical, digital and intangible or imagined.
Paul Fletcher, Live generative visuals, video, photos and animation and live sound and noise from custom Sink-tar sound design and noise instrument.
Anthony Lyons, using field recordings gathered from Footscray and surround areas, Buchla synthesiser and other electronics
Klare Lanson, spoken word poetry recorded and processed voice
Two Indoor Plants- will have the last word and trigger their ‘choice’ of notes and generative visuals for the last part of the performance.
Paul has been creatively involved for many years in experimental music, from custom made audiovisual instruments to regular drumkit to short film/animation and media projects. His many animated and experimental films have been screened locally and internationally, including TecnoBunny (1995), and Pop Psychology (2014) at Ars Electronica. His animation Drive To Work won best Site Specific Installation at Zagreb MSU Animafest 2017. Paul is a Lecturer in Animation, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, VCA School of Film & Television, University of Melbourne
Dr. Anthony Lyons is a composer, sound artist and musician whose practice is an interdisciplinary one traversing performance, production, moving image and installation. His creative output includes works for orchestra, bands, EDM, installation, planetarium domes and hybrid-arts projects. Anthony is a Lecturer in the MCM Interactive Composition Course Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
Klare Lanson is a poet and sound maker who’s driven by technology, memory and the everyday. She presented for Meanland at The Wheeler Centre and recently for the Melbourne Arts Festival. Klare can be found on Castlemaine community radio WMAfm with her show Turn Left at the Baco. Co-editor The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art (2020) Research Assistant, DCP ECP, RMIT University, Melbourne, PhD Candidate, School of Media & Communication, College of Design and Social Context
Much research over several decades has been looking into how plants can appear to communicate with each other, the effect of music on plants and how plants can be used to trigger or affect electronic music. Just a few interesting reference points for this are, ecologist Suzanne Simard Ted Talk on plant communication, musicoftheplants.com , and the book “How Forests think” Eduardo Kohn. This performance will use the midi-sprout device to turn tiny signals from plants into musical note information.