Image Credit: Recording the Frozen Lakes, Antarctica. Photography by Philip Samartzis.
TICKETS ON SALE / ARTIST INTRODUCTIONS
Yes, you can now secure your tickets for Liquid Architecture 13: Antarctic Convergence, single concert tickets, festival passes, reservations for artist talks and performances in our exhibition program. We're bringing you eight Performance Concerts, two Artist Talks and Workshops, two Installation Performance Events and twenty seven days of Installations and Exhibitions.
In introducing our artists this year, today meet Douglas Quin. Quin has travelled widely, documenting the natural soundscape, from Antarctic ice to Arctic tundra and African savannah to Amazon rainforest and his recordings of endangered and disappearing habitats represent one of the most unique and extensive collections in the world. Quin will present at Performance Concert events, and also Artist Talks and Workshops. Check out the full Quin program online and reserve your seats now, to find out more about the near 200 decibel percussive chugs of the posturing male Weddell Seal from McMurdo Sound.
In regards to little extra things we can give you such as giveaways and special events, there will be something tucked inside each newsletter we send you. Firstly, should it so be your desire to hold in your hot little hands the ice-chilled Antarctic Convergence audio compilation before any other ticket holder, purchase a ticket now and stay tuned on twitter and facebook for further instructions...
From the 2012 Liquid Architecture Team.
2012 FESTIVAL PROGRAM: WWW.LIQUIDARCHITECTURE.ORG.AU
2012 FESTIVAL ARTISTS: ANDREA JUAN (Argentina) / ANNE COLOMES (France) / CHRIS WATSON (United Kingdom) / DAVID BURROWS (Melbourne) / DOUGLAS QUIN (United States of America) / LAWRENCE ENGLISH (Brisbane) / PHIL DADSON (New Zealand) / PHILIP SAMARTZIS (Melbourne) / ROBIN FOX (Melbourne) / SCOTT MORRISON (New South Wales/Melbourne) / WERNER DAFELDECKER (Austria)
Image Credit: Douglas Quin recording Weddell Seals. Photography by James H Barker.
ARTIST PROFILE: DOUGLAS QUIN (USA)
Douglas Quin is a sound designer, naturalist, public radio commentator, educator and music composer. For over 20 years, Quin has travelled widely documenting the natural soundscape and his recordings of endangered and disappearing habitats represent one of the most unique and extensive collections. Quin recently created the sound design and mixed Werner Herzog's Academy Award® nominated film, Encounters At the End of the World. He contributed to the sound design for Spore, a game from Maxis/Electronic Arts and has also worked on exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History and the Polish Academy of Sciences.
He is currently a bioacoustics researcher with the Kagu Recovery Plan and Conservation Research New Caledonia in conservation efforts to protect the critically endangered kagu bird. Quin recently produced and appeared as a guest musician on Suzie Gagnon’s Des Racines au Cosmos (Roots to the Cosmos). Quin’s most recent endeavour was a new work, Polar Suite, for the award winning Kronos Quartet featuring soundscapes and interactive electronics using the K-Bow. Quin is a 2012 Fellow at the National Film and Sound Archive Australia in Canberra and is travelling to Australia courtesy of Liquid Architecture.
"The ocean seemed to be an infinite realm of otherworldly soundings—all the voices of one species, the Weddell seal. In the course of classifying more than thirty calls in these vociferous creatures, Jeanette Thomas and Valerian Kuechle described and named a compendium of terms employed by various researchers.
Colourful and evocative in their aural suggestion, these include trill, guttural thump, chirp, chi-chi-chi, chirrup, eeyoo, chug, what-chunk, chnk-chnk, too-loo, rrwhmp, jaw-snap, jaw-claps, chink, pulses, click, teeth chatter, guttural glug, cricket call, knock, seitz, growl, and mew. The most compelling calls were long, thin glissandi of complex tones. They whispered like radio frequencies at night, sounding one over another, in a lulling chorus that seemed to come from all over McMurdo Sound."
Excerpt from Antarctica: Austral Soundscapes, sonic adventures in the realms of white at the bottom of the world by Douglas Quin.
Find out more about this artist:Major Supporters
In 2012 Liquid Architecture is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria and City of Melbourne.
All 2012 Partners and Supporters can be found at www.liquidarchitecture.org.au/supporters
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