Liquid Architecture and Repressed Records present
Áine O’Dwyer (Ireland), Lin Chi-Wei (Taiwan), Monica Brooks (Sydney), Exotic Dog (Sydney)
THU 18 May 2017
Pitt Street Uniting Church Sydney
264 Pitt St, Sydney
Áine O’Dwyer makes multi-layered works that celebrate chance choreographies, acoustic phenomena, acts of listening and the search for alternative scorings through instruments, drawings, space, time, memory and the body. In recent years she has developed a unique specialisation for improvisation with pipe organs, culminating in the albums 'Locusts' and 'Gegenschein' which follow her acclaimed 'Music for Church Cleaners'. O'Dwyer's works beg questions of historicism and the social proximities of the everyday, exploring sacred, found and forgotten spaces, and the animism of instruments: “As to the church organ itself, it seemed almost like a sample machine, like it could tap into sounds from different eras.”
Marking his Australian debut is Lin Chi-Wei, a legend of Taiwanese sonic art, whose practice incorporates folklore culture, noise, ritual, and audience participation. Chi-Wei will initiate an iteration of his participatory sound work, Tape Music, in which audience members pass a paper score (sometimes 200m long) around a circle, singing as they go, generating a ‘human tape machine’.
Sydney artist Monica Brooks will perform an improvised solo piano work.
Exotic Dog will play generative synth and tape music out of small speakers between acts and during load in.
Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound.