Liquid Architecture

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Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.

Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first sovereign owners of this unceded country. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and becoming.

staff

Joel Stern
CO-CEO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Danni Zuvela
CO-CEO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Georgia Hutchison
CO-CEO / GENERAL MANAGER
Debris Facility
ADMINISTRATOR
Mathew Spisbah
ASSOCIATE CURATOR
Autumn Royal
EDITOR

board

Jennifer Barry
CHAIR
David Chesworth
BOARD MEMBER
Hannah Fox
BOARD MEMBER
Michael Graeve
VICE CHAIR
Andy Miller
BOARD MEMBER
Mark Nolen
BOARD MEMBER
Kristen Smith
SECRETARY

technical

Bridget Chappel
SOUND
Charlie Freedman
VIDEO
Keelan O’Hehir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Paul Mylecharane and Matt Lenz (Public Office)
DESIGN
Benjamin Portas
MOTION
Jacqui Shelton
PHOTOGRAPHY
Lauren Squire
SOUND
Josh Watson
VIDEO

comrade

Elena Betros
Clare Cooper
Asher Elazary
Nathan Gray
Jason Heller
Anabelle Lacroix
Paris Lettau
Sarah Mccauley
Dr James Parker
Mino Peric
Anatol Pitt
Jessica Row
Emily Siddons
Sezzo Snot
Beth Sometimes
Cara Stewart
Darcy Wedd
Makeda Zucco
Ece Yavuz

Contact

info@liquidarchitecture.org.au
FB, IG, YT, SC

PO Box 12315
Melbourne
VIC 8006
AUSTRALIA

LIQUID ARCHITECTURE
SOUND INC
ABN 73128090237
ASN A0050679K

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Liquid Architecture (LA) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information obtained and stored about its audience or clientele, including users of this website.

We understand and appreciate that our audience or clientele and users of this website are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us.

This policy applies when liquid architecture determines what information will be collected or disclosed, or how any information will be processed.

We take a broad understanding of what constitutes ‘personal information’. We understand ‘personal information’ to include any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing the new version on our website.

THE TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION LA COLLECTS

The following are examples of the types of personal information that may be collected by the organisation.

  • Contact information including email address, phone number, names, gender, organisation, role.
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  • Financial information including amounts paid to LA, donated to LA, or received by LA.
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HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

LA collects personal information in a variety of different ways depending on the type of contact that is made with the organisation. We collect personal information both from individuals directly and from third parties.

  • Subscribing to LA’s e-newsletter via the website, in-person or other means.
  • Registering for LA’s programs of events (eg. performances, workshops, lectures)
  • Purchasing a ticket for LA’s programs of events via a ticketing system (eg Eventbrite)
  • Making an online enquiry.
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  • Becoming a sponsor.
  • Submitting a proposal to LA.
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  • Through agreements with programming partners to add addresses to our mailing lists.
  • Images of persons might be collected during documentation of an LA performance.
  • If you become a LA Associate, Volunteer or Board Member.

LA may also collect personal information over the phone, in person or by electronic correspondence in order to undertake its regular administrative operations.

LA does not collect any data associated with use of its website. LA does not use cookies and does not log IP addresses.

WHY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

LA collects personal information in order to service the needs of its staff, audience and partnerships. This information is only used with your consent. Your personal information may be retained and used for the following purposes:

  • For communicating about upcoming programs and services offered by LA and its partners.
  • For documenting LA performances and events.
  • To make recommendations to web-site visitors about other services that LA offers that may be of interest.
  • To communicate to LA audiences on behalf of other arts or government organisations offering information regarding their products.
  • To communicate with staff, artists, associates, volunteers, or Board Members.
  • Notifying changes of program details.
  • To market upcoming events.
  • For market research purposes.
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All details are kept secure at all times and any individual may request their information is not used for direct marketing, research or any other purpose.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

LA will not sell, lend, disclose, or give personal information of its audience or clientele to external individuals or organisations without first obtaining the customer’s consent.

LA may, however, disclose your personal information or financial data (information exchanged in transactions relating to donations, ticket purchasing or any other product sold):

  • To our insurer or legal advisors for the purpose of obtaining insurance coverage, obtaining professional advice, and managing risks.
  • To our payment services providers or financial institutions. LA will share transaction data only to the extent necessary for processing, refunding, or dealing with queries about payments.
  • In a situation where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that LA is subject to, or in order to protect the vital interests of a person.

LA will not disclosure personal information to recipients in another jurisdiction unless that jurisdiction has a privacy regime at least as equally protective as Australia. LA will always ask for specific consent before disclosing personal information to a recipient in another jurisdiction.

PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCURACY

LA is committed to ensuring all personal information it collects is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of this personal information to a large extent depends on the information provided by its clients. LA asks that all clients:

  • Advise us if you become aware of any errors in your personal information.
  • Advise of any changes in their personal details, such as address, email address and phone number.

YOUR RIGHTS

At any time, any person has the right:

  • To know what personal information LA holds about them and how it has been used.
  • To correct or alter any personal information LA holds about them.
  • To have the personal information about them erased.
  • To withdraw consent for the collection, retention, disclosure, use or processing of personal information.
  • To make a request or inquiry, write to info@liquidarchitecture.org.au

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The LA website contains links to other sites. LA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. LA encourages users when they leave the site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to the activities of LA.

OUR DATA SECURITY POLICY

LA takes steps to prevent the personal information it holds from misuse, loss, interference or unauthorised access. Personal information is never stored in cloud servers.

LA will also destroy or de-identify personal information when it is no longer needed, or when requested.

Events
Artists

Tom Smith

THE NEW SPIRIT
https://soundcloud.com/thenewspirit/sets/the-new-spirit

I selected several excerpts from Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello's The New Spirit of Capitalism. I interpreted these sentences in the manner of the heavily auto-tuned slowdown. In literal terms, I took pieces of this text, which documents changes in the underlying justificatory ideology of contemporary capitalism, and rendered them sensible in this particular musical form, with its specific genre conventions.

I used only generic media technology. My tools were a Macintosh laptop and the industry standard Protools audio production software. I collected 10 drum sounds I determined to be the most popular in contemporary rap production, and used them to produce rhythmic patterns I observed to be the most common. I wrote harmonic elements using bundled, generic virtual instruments. I recorded vocals using my laptop's built in microphone. I slowed down and re-pitched the resulting songs by -4 semitones, and applied 64kbps/22khz mp3 data compression to the masters.

By approaching musical aesthetics in these literal terms, with such a rigid methodology, I hoped to isolate and examine the link between particular sounds and the underlying ideologies of production that give them their meaning. If I understood the precise methodologies and aesthetic devices of a particular musical form, would I better understand, in general, the relationship between music and the modes of governmentality that facilitate its production and consumption?

By swapping typical lyrics for this unmusical written content, and forcing the language to conform to the chosen musical aesthetic, my intention was to question the givenness of aesthetic conventions in music - to point towards a certain arbitrariness in codes of musical meaning. If popular music functions as a primary driver in the continued propagation and mutation of the underlying Spirit of Capitalism – might the only way to disrupt this feedback loop be to question the aesthetic codes that give popular music its efficacy? In times of complete subsumption, within the confines of the cultural generic that iselectronic music production, could this type of aesthetic relativism be the most transgressive possible act?

Some other questions I hoped to answer:

Would the results sound like the music that inspired me, or would they at some point become idiosyncratic? Would the resulting music represent me in some subjective way or would it merely be evidence of a process? If I followed this strict formula, would I produce a new aesthetic standard? Would I feel the desire to valorise my talents by taking credit for the results, and in doing so contradict the stated aim of disrupting music’s role in network capitalism? Is it possible to examine the politics of musical forms by thoroughly investigating their sensual logic?

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