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Shifting City Sound Plains


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The Shifting City Sound Plains project, a SOUNZ Community Commission, brought together a collection of sound artists, musicians, artists and sound recordists to work together on a project focused on recording, transforming and engaging with the acoustic architecture and transient sonic ecology of Auckland city. After a week spent making field recordings of our urban sonic surroundings that was initiated with a workshop together, the participating artists then came together to collectively reorganise these recordings into an improvised Musicque Concrete like piece which was performed live to an audience in a surround sound system for an event held at the artist run project gallery Cross St Studios. The event included a few other performances and activities that related to the initial concept of the Shifting City Sound Plains project - a premiere quartet performed by Phil Dadson, James McCarthy, Sam Morrison and Clinton Philips, a performance by a NZ artist who has been living in New York for the last 10 years, Dion Workman plus two soundwalks designed by Sam Hamilton and an architect Sean Munro taking guided listening tours of the inner city sound environment - incorporating more variety and explorative depth into the project and generating more excitment and enthusiasm for the participants and audience members.


32m 18s


Author note

Hamilton, Sam