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.
Liquid Architecture is a non-profit cultural organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. We support artists working with sound.
Your support helps us instigate more programs, conduct more research, stage more extensive experiments and more exchanges with artists, and generate more dialogue. And more sound.
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Samson Young: extreme loudness over a long distance
Liquid Architecture, in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art I MUMA and the Biennale of Sydney is pleased to present a special talk by Hong Kong based composer and artist Samson Young. The talk will be convened by Dr James Parker, the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, University of Melbourne.
Samson Young will discuss his work Canon, a sound installation and durational performance which incorporates the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), together with the legal and political barriers to performing and exhibiting this work.
The LRAD is a sound cannon or ‘non-lethal’ sonic weapon capable of broadcasting sounds in a straight beam to a precise target over a maximum distance of 1000 metres. Frequently deployed by law enforcement around the world to ‘neutralize’ protesters, when used at maximum volume the LRAD is capable of inducing permanent hearing impairment. The same technology is also used to repel birds on private properties such as airports and nuclear plants.
Young’s work Canon is comprised of a sound performance, an installation, and a series of drawings. Bird songs and distressed calls of birds, accompanied by a live performer’s improvisational bird calls, are beamed with a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). The sound travels over a long distance to reach the audience. At the listening position, which takes on the appearance of a park, birdsongs appear to have emerged out of nowhere with no visible source. In music, a ‘canon’ refers to the technique of imitative counterpoint.We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung people of the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land in which this event takes place, and we recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
James Parker is the Director of a research program on Law, Sound and the International at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) at Melbourne Law School.
WORK: Muted Situation #5: Muted Chorus
“John Cage’s project has failed Asia. The institutions of music continue to neglect and negate Asian composers. Composers outside the West are invisible in their own concert halls… We must begin by confronting the very language with which we describe the auditory and the act of composition. What does it mean to “orchestrate” and to “compose”? Could one orchestrate and compose without reproducing the power structures that are implicit in these terminologies?”
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang
Amanda Stewart and Jim Denley
Anna Homler AKA Breadwoman
Anthony Lyons and Paul Fletcher
Antoinette J. Citizen
Antonia Sellbach with Julie Burleigh and Alison Bolger
Atlanta Eke and Daniel Jenatsch
Beth Sometimes & Caroline Anderson
Bhenji Ra x Del Lumanta x Daryl Prondoso
Black Quantum Futurism
Brian Fuata x Enderie
Bryan Phillips AKA Galambo
COCO SOLID AKA Jess Hansell
Catherine Clover and Peter Knight
Chloe Alison Escott
Christopher LG Hill
Chun Yin Rainbow Chan
Clare Milledge and Tom Smith
Clocks and Clouds
Collingwood College Sound Collective
12 dog cycle
David Shea and Kristi Monfries
Dennis Del Favero
Dirk de Buyn
Sonia Leber and David Chesworth
Eric Demetriou and Herbert Jercher
Evelyn Araluen Corr
Evelyn Ida Morris
Faene (Corin x Ju Ca)
Fayen d’Evie and Jen Bervin with Bryan Phillips and Andy Slater
Feminist Theory Group
Fernando do Campo
Haco and Toshiya Tsunoda
Hannah Catherine Jones AKA Foxy Moron
Harriet Kate Morgan
Hi God People
Rosalind Hall and Dave Brown
Is There A Hotline?
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Dr James Parker
J'Ouvert Ft Makeda and The AM Trio - Ece Yavuz, Alvin Rostant and R
James Utting-Webb and Riley Lockett
Jenny Ruth Barnes
Joanna Anderson & Michael Prior
Johannes S. Sistermanns
Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford
Anja Kanngieser and Daniel Jenatsch
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Lacking Sound Festival
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lei Lei Kung
Leila El Rayes
Leila El Rayes x Poison
Lorna & Aunty Jenny Munro
Snack Syndicate (Andrew Brooks and Astrid Lorange)
Joseph Jordania and Nino Tsitsishvili with Melbourne Georgian Choir
M J Grant
Manus Recording Project Collective; Michael Green, André Dao, Jon Tjhia, Abdul Aziz Muhamat, Farhad Bandesh, Behrouz Boochani, Hass Hassaballa, Samad Abdul, Shamindan Kanapadhi
Matthew P. Hopkins
Matthew P. Hopkins & Julie Burleigh
Media Lab Melbourne
Megan Alice Clune
Mehera San Roque
Monica Monin & Astrid Lorange
Nathan John Thompson
Noel Meek and Olivia Webb
Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh
Pia Van Gelder
Poppy de Souza
Queens of the Circulating Library
Romy Seven Fox
Sally Ann McIntyre
Shi Chao Lai
Th Duo Trio
Thanh Hằng Phạm
The Charles Ives Singers
The Donkey's Tail
Ting Shuo Hear Say
Undine Sellbach & Stephen Loo
Ur 1st Luv
Ute Meta Bauer
Will Foster and Sabrina D’Angelo