Auditory city was a free series of spatial music concerts produced by SIAL Sound Studios and performed in Melbourne’s city centre.
The events occurred in diverse locations: the local town hall and grand-organ, a laneway and a multi-channel urban soundscape system.
Each performance used components of the Studio’s 40 speaker sound diffusion system, an early version of the Studio’s diffusion software and a collaboration with a solo performer.
These events were supported by the City of Melbourne Arts and Culture Branch.
Eight panels for organ and electronics duration
Concert 1 (2 October 2007)
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne.
Organ, live processing and spatial sound diffusion system.
Organist: Andrew Blackburn.
Spatialisation and electronics: Lawrence Harvey and Jeffrey Hannam.
Artemis, Goddess of nature, the animal kingdom, the hunt and fertility
Concert 2 (9 October 2007)
Fullham Lane, Melbourne.
Composer: Karen Heath.
Clarinet, live processing, tape and spatial sound diffusion system.
Clarinetist – Karen Heath.
Concert 3 (16 November 2007)
A realization of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s composition, Spiral.
Composer: Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Signal Soundscape System, Northbank, Melbourne.
Performer: Dr Michael Fowler, Doepfer analog keyboard, KorgMicro keyboard, electronics and soundscape system.