Liquid Architecture 10


24 – 27 June 2009

Liquid Architecture 10 will be a landmark occasion for the festival and for sound culture in Australia. With a decade of experience to draw upon the diverse program features live events and installations showcasing the highest quality sound work in an intense, focused listening environment.

In Sydney, Liquid Architecture 10 presents a program of performances, installations and artist presentations. The breadth of diversity of artists and artistic practices includes meticulous recorded work, improvised instrumental performance, new sound for screen work, radical uses of digital technology, inventive self-made sound making devices and historically informed practices.


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Correspondence Exhibition
24 – 27 June 2009

Performance Space, Carriageworks

Opening Night
Wed 24 June 2009
Performance by Ruark Lewis & Rik Rue

A composition of works interrogating ideas of sound, music, conversation and silence. Artists from the UTS Centre for Media Arts and Innovation collaborate on Memory Flows around the shared theme of rivers, accessing the flow of memories via objects, sounds and projections. Artists include Scott Arford (USA), Ruark Lewis, Lauren Brincat, Vicky Browne, Josie Cavallaro, Nigel Helyer, Greg Shapley, Maria Miranda & Norie Neumark, Jacqueline Gothe, Ian Gwilt.

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Forum & Live Performance
25 June 2009

Bon Marche Theatre, University of Technology, Sydney

Forum: Sustainability of Sound Arts in Australia

Julian Knowles will be joined by a panel of leading voices from Australian sound culture to discuss important issues around the sustainability of contemporary sound arts practice in Australia. Speakers include Julian Knowles (QUT), Paul Mason (Aus Council for the Arts), Sarah Last (ANAT/WiredLab), Somaya Langley (Electrofringe), Nat Bates (Liquid Architecture), Gail Priest (RealTime)

Performance by The Field

Artists Chris Caines, Shannon O’Neill and Jessica Tyrrell improvise together on themes of memory and water, responding to each other and to audiovisual material from sources including the ABC’s Pool website. This performance will also be streamed live online. Live stream the performance.

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Concert One
26 June 2009

Performance Space, Carriageworks

Thomas Koner (DE)
Gary Bradbury (Syd)
Cat Hope (Perth)
Alex White (Syd)

The full spectrum of sound will be explored in this concert, from noise and infrasound, to intricate detail and atmospheric ambience.

Thomas Koner

Concert Two
27 June 2009

Performance Space, Carriageworks

Asmus Tietchens (DE)
Whirlpool (Syd)
Plump (Melb)
Somaya Langley (Syd)

New instruments, new approaches to traditional instruments, and a major figure in the history of electronic and experimental music.

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10 Year Anniversary Celebration
27 June 2009

Hermann’s Bar, University of Sydney

Come and celebrate Liquid Architecture’s 10th birthday at this special late night show, featuring the pioneers of the mash-up, the Evolution Control Committee. A night of breakcore, cabaret, dub and more, with some of Australia’s finest underground talent.

Artists include Evolution Control Committee (USA), Buttress O’Kneel, Puzahki, Atone, Loom, DJ Lieutenant Colonel Spastic Howitzer, DJ Corporal Leper.

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Evolution Control Committee


Season Pass
Both concerts + entry to anniversary party at Hermann’s Bar
$50/$40 from Ticketmaster


All venues are wheelchair accessible with accessible amenities and parking available.

Performance Space,
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
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University of Technology Sydney
UTS Bon Marche Theatre
755 Harris St, Ultimo
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Hermann’s Bar
Cnr City Rd & Butlin Ave
University of Sydney, Sydney
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Festival Partners & Supporters

Liquid Architecture 10: Sydney is proudly presented by Performance Space, Centre for Media Arts Innovation (UTS), Alias Frequencies and Plum Industries.

Liquid Architecture is assisted by the City of Sydney, NSW Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Additional support from Goethe Institute & Sound Travellers.