James Hullick & Pia van Gelder May 20 2009

found sound industria gig
james hullick on midi-controlled sonic constructions / power tools / marbles / altered violins / bowls / solenoids / tiny tappers with pia van gelder on original Voice Mask / found objects / orchestra of machines

photography by tim mcneilage - thank you tim!

About Pia and James:

PIA VAN GELDER is a Sydney-based electronic artist. In constructing her orchestra of machines and instruments for generating audio and video signals she uses a variety of materials including solenoids, contact microphones, cello-tape, reconstructed records, cassette tapes, guitar pedals, micro-controllers, general household refuse, pieces of two-by-four, midi-controllers, sensors, samplers, surveillance cameras, her mouth, nose, feet and hands. Her work currently involves sample-based live improvisation in collaboration with musician Eden Falk in their group Praying Hands and a solo project called Voice Mask, an audio instrument for vocal performance. She is the Overlord for Dorkbot_Sydney, a regular meet-up for 'people doing strange things with electricity'. www.piavangelder.com

JAMES HULLICK is a Melbourne-based composer, vocalist, pianist and sound artist who makes installations, sonic automota and midi-controlled robotics. His sonic works have been presented in Asia, North America, Australia and Europe for a variety of ensembles. Most recently he directed the multimedia experience/sonic performance The Nis, performed at 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Amplified Elephants. He is currently researching the phenomenon of 'Recursion' for his PhD at RMIT. www.jameshullick.com.

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