Various/site-specific, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Oct 2017 - )


Sound|Signal|Environment employs a co-poietic approach to soundscape studies that explores the relationship between composer, technological apparatus, and the environment. In this approach environmental processes and relations are ‘sounded’ by the composer through an iterative process of recording, composition, and playback in a series of site-specific soundscape performances in ‘hybrid environments.’ Processed field-recordings are played back into the environment in question intermingled with the field sound at the time of the performance to produce the final recording. In such a way, the recordist-composer becomes one actant among many which co-produce the ‘work’ as such. In such a way, the work attempts to critique and explore pathways beyound the representationalism, romanticism, nature-culture dualism, and technological reductionism that soundscape studies inherited from it’s founders, R. Murray Schafer and the World Soundscape Project.


I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wangal people, in which this work was performed & would like to thank Deborah Lennis for her guidance regarding protocols for accessing and engaging with this site.