Filter Magazine

sound art

March 15th, 2010

In March this year with ANAT’s assistance I travelled to China for the first Dashanzi International Art Festival in Beijing. Initially the invitation to the festival was to show my work Close in the Transborder Language 2004 – Volume Control component of the festival. With ANAT’s support I extended the scope of the trip to include preliminary research for a sound art project in China. (more…)

March 12th, 2010

Imagine a child of the ‘jet-age’ in an unobtrusive coastal village living mid-way between the dwelling of Blake, the artist, poet and visionary and that of his friend, the scientist and astronomer Halley. With eyes wide open to technics and ears tuned to poetics come some brief reminiscences…… (more…)

March 12th, 2010

Sound is a visceral substance inhabiting air, water and three dimensional space while driving the temporal domain. The concept of time-space is complex and open to stylistic and cultural variation. Sound art merges visual space, and time-space, in acoustic space. (more…)

March 11th, 2010

As an organisation supporting the development of new media arts practice in Australia, ANAT aims to support artists and practitioners across a wide spectrum of artforms. Increasingly ANAT promotes dialogue and practice across a variety of disciplines including visual arts, performance, dance, film, architecture, design, sound etc. – reflecting the shifting evolution of singular artforms and disciplines into more hybrid and multi-layered forms. (more…)

January 27th, 2010

Somaya Langley is a sound and new media artist whose work has been presented in significant festivals and on air throughout Australia. (more…)

November 27th, 2009
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Always a difficult act to categorise, Severed Heads are perhaps best known for a handful of oblique dance hits in the 1980s and early ‘90s. (more…)

November 27th, 2009

This article examines four artists who are currently influential in the Australian sound art and experimental music scenes. (more…)

November 27th, 2009

The Audio Foundation was founded by Zoe Drayton in 2004 to enhance connection and community for New Zealand experimental music and sound art practitioners. (more…)

November 26th, 2009

Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the songs of a bird? Pablo Picasso. [1] (more…)

November 26th, 2009

Sound fills the art world. Upon entering almost any contemporary gallery space we hear sound emanating from TV monitors, projection spaces, computers, and in headphones, not to mention the echoes of voices and footsteps. (more…)

November 26th, 2009

Sometime over the last ten, fifteen, umpteen years sound happened in the worlds of art, music, media arts … and literature, theatre, radio, film, academic scholarship, etc. (more…)

November 26th, 2009

This issue of Filter is brought to you by ANAT’s Embracing Sound [ES] Program, in partnership with Art Monthly Australia. Here you will find teasers of articles as contained within the AMA issue (for the full articles visit and subscribe), and we present to you exclusive online access to the Art of Sound DVD commissioned works content…. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Sound art has a long history, going at least as far back as the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo’s 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises, and his compositions for intonorumori, or noise machines. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Photosonicneurokinaesthography means ‘to write the movement of neurons through the use of sound and light’, a practice that blurs the boundaries between science, art and philosophy to the point where they become meaningless.  Originally developed in a primitive form by Dr Arkady Botborger. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Synaesthesia, the neurological condition of cross-modal association between the senses, has recently re-emerged as a central concern in the audio-visual arts. (more…)

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