LIQUID ARCHITECTURE 10

Liquid Architecture 10

Festival of Sound Arts
Sydney, 24-27 June, 2009

Liquid Architecture 10 will be a landmark occasion for the festival and for sound culture in Australia. Celebrating its tenth consecutive year, the Liquid Architecture sound arts festival will be held across three city venues, The Performance Space, the University of Technology Sydney and Hermann’s Bar, presenting an exciting program of contemporary sound arts. 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.

Sydney Directors: Jennifer Teo & Shannon O’Neill
Production Manager: Sarah Davies

liquidarchitecture.org.au

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AF029 - Wake Up and Listen - Thoughts Flash

Thoughts Flash

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Thoughts Flash comprises two hallucinatory tracks from Wake Up and Listen’s unreleased debut album. Recorded in the late 1990s, the album featured a number of studio recordings, as well as edited excerpts from WUAL’s long-running radio show on 2MBS-FM. The technique of condensing extended radio improvisations into relatively short pieces, as on these two tracks, suggested a fruitful direction for the duo, however Bertram and O’Neill spent the following years focusing on other projects, with WUAL continuing primarily as a live act (their 2001 mini-album Mustard Keanu notwithstanding). WUAL’s recorded archives are nevertheless extensive, and it is likely that more material will be published on their website as well as on future Alias Frequencies releases.

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AF022 - Projek Lansac - Alien Communication

Projek Lansac - Alien Communication

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An introduction to humanity for alien listeners.

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AF021 - Plenum - The Sexual Politics of Cheese

Plenum - The Sexual Politics of Cheese

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New technologies and techniques for excavating the unconscious.

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AF019 - The Splinter Orchestra - Petit Mal

The Splinter Orchestra - Petit Mal

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The Splinter Orchestra’s first recording.

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AF004 - Hinterlandt - New Belief System

New Belief System

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Life is diverse and so is this record. The music on New Belief System does not stay in the same place for too long, it moves on. Like on a journey, the listener can witness a great number of different shapes and colours – strange things and familiar things, known sounds and unknown sounds, common harmonies and disturbing noises, nice melodies and distorted crackles. There are fairly detailed, pointy bits as well as lush ambiences, merging into each other, replacing each other; and as they appear and disappear you may give up on following and just sit back and see it as what it is: music.

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AF003 - Rik Rue - Voice Capades

Rik Rue - Voice Capades

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Vocal fragments in loops and rhythms. A study in wordless vocal dislocations.

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AF007 - League of Infinite Justice - Ambitions of Empire

Ambitions of Empire

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This was their finest hour. As mad king George continued in his unending search for invisible targets the War on Terror spanned the globe, drawing battle lines wherever and whenever possible. The League, amused by this vainglorious display, prepared once again for mobilisation.

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AF006 - League of Infinite Justice - United We Fall

United We Fall

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As the world chewed their fingernails over the possible existence of weapons of mass destruction the League continued to focus on the very real existence of weapons of media distortion. Landing in the weeks leading up to the Coalition of the Willing’s invasion of Iraq, United We Fall became an accurate prediction of the ensuing escalation and conflict.

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AF005 - League of Infinite Justice - Payback

Payback

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Ahh, sweet ground zero: the birth of the League and the death of reason. As the US rapidly lost its collective mind, the League trembled in awe at the scope of the media coverage. Never before had so many samples landed in one place at one time. The results were inevitable.

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