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Splintstallation at Articulate

  • Articulate 497 Parramatta Road Leichhardt, NSW, 2040 Australia (map)

Coming - Splinstallation

‘Splinstallation’ by the Splinter Orchestra
Opening: Friday 21 July, 6-8pm
Open Rehearsal: Saturday 22 July, 3-5pm
Finnisage Performance: Sunday 30 July, 6-8pm
Open Hours: 11am-5pm, Friday-Sunday, 22-30 July

Splinstallation is a sound-based, site-specific project designed especially for Articulate's project space by the Splinter Orchestra.

The Splinter Orchestra is a large-scale ensemble working in improvised experimental sound and music, and that is developing its current interest in sound installations. It usually includes Prue Fuller, Laura Altman, Mel Herbert , Romy Caen, Bonnie Stewart, Andrew Fedorovitch, Jim Denley, Drew Bourgeois, Cor Fuhler, Peter Farrar, Jo Derrick, Shota Matsumura, Axel Powrie, Max Alduca, Tony Osborne, Sonya Holowell, Rhys Mottley,  Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi, Adam Gottlieb, Alex Spence, Mel Eden, Weizen Ho, Jack Stoneham, Marco Cheng, Hannah Kim, Clara Pitt, Ruby Everett.  A final list of those participating in Splintstallation will be included here soon.

Splinstallation is planned as a combination of audio-visual installation, sounding sculptures and spatial music performance that will explore and examine the naturalvibration, resonance and ambient sound environment within Articulate’s project space. 

It will use the two weeks in Articulate as a residency during which the group will pursue site-specific group improvisation and homogenous sound installation works to which the public will be invited during Articulate’s normal opening times.  Specific performance events will be advertised here.

Splinter’s practice draws from acoustic ecology, ‘psychogeography’ and phenomenology to explore the idea of listening as an active practice. Its aesthetic favours subtlety, quietude and unusual sound sources. More recently Splinter has developed an interest in sound installations. Many members have created their own self-playing instruments and sound devices, which can be dispersed around the room at rehearsals and incorporated into the groups rehearsing and playing. 

 In June 2017 members of the group organised a Splintstallation at Tempe Jets (where it rehearses weekly). This installation used the many rooms and spaces of the building, and unlike other sound installation exhibitions, the individual artworks were made to coexist and compliment others, to create an immersive spatial sound environment.  

See previous events by the Splinter Orchestra on

- includes documentation from the Mungo trip and other projects

- documentation from the first Splinstallation at Tempe Jets in June 2017

Earlier Event: July 21
Splintstallation - Opening night