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. 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.

Sydney Directors: Jennifer Teo & Shannon O’Neill

Production Manager: Sarah Davies


memory_flowsWednesday 24 June 

Exhibition: Correspondence @ Performance Space

Wed 24 – Sat 27 June FREE

Opening Wed 24 June (6:00pm)

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

Thursday 25 June

Forum & Performance @ Bon Marche Theatre, UTS

Forum: Sustainability of Sound Arts in Australia 3:00 – 5:00pm FREE

Julian Knowles (Queensland University of Technology) Paul Mason (Australia Council for the Arts) Sarah Last (Australian Network for Art & Technology) Somaya Langley (Electrofringe) Nat Bates (Liquid Architecture) Gail Priest (RealTime) via Skype 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. * Image Ecologies Launch – Level 4, Tower Building, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo 6-8pm

Memory Flows Performance: The Field 8:00 – 9:00pm FREE

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 at

thomas_koner_la_barca_stillFriday 26 June

Concert One @ Performance Space

7:30 – 10:30pm $25/20

Thomas Koner (DE)

Garry Bradbury

Cat Hope

Alex White

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

asmus_tietchensSaturday 27 June

Concert Two @ Performance Space

6:00 – 9:00pm $25/20

Asmus Tietchens (DE)



Somaya Langley

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

ecc_09410 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Hermann’s Bar

10:00pm – late $20/$15

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

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 (USA). A night of breakcore, cabaret, dub and more, with some of Australia’s finest underground talents.


SPECIAL Season Pass $50/$40 Both concerts + entry to closing night party at Hermann’s Bar.

BOOKINGS: For Festival Pass, Concert One & Concert Two Ticketmaster

For Hermann’s event only The ACCESS Centre, Level 1 Manning House, University of Sydney Ph: 9563 6000 Email:


Performance Space, Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

University of Technology Sydney UTS Bon Marche Theatre, 755 Harris St, Ultimo

Hermann’s Bar Cnr City Rd & Butlin Ave, University of Sydney, Sydney.


wheelchair All venues are wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets.

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.