This blog is a an archive of a 6 month project curated in 2009 by Amelia Barikin and Albert Mishriki in Melbourne, Australia. Artists were Pia van Gelder, James Hullick, Rod Cooper, Ross Manning, Snawklor (Dylan Martorell and Nathan Gray), Dave Nelson, Ros Bandt, Albert Mishriki, Joe Talia, Dale Gorfinkel and Ben Kolaitis. Video clips, images and bios below. Download the original 2009 Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project ManifestoHERE.
Albert & Amelia Found Sound # 1 Melbourne 2009
with Albert's The Cyclospoke
Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project is a series of musical and sound art events featuring experimental instruments designed and built by Australian artists and musicians.
Each event takes the form of an improvised collaboration between at least two participants who do not usually perform together. All sounds are to be generated by hand-made and/or found elements that can be welded, wired, stuck together, collaged or otherwise assembled into “playable” forms, including junk objects, springs, bicycle wheels, bits and bobs, kitchen gadgetry, string, circuit boards, bells, rubber bands, plants, car parts and custom-made music machines.
Found Sound is curated by Amelia Douglas and Albert Mishriki.
Video documentation by Drew Roberts. Photography by Helen Metzger and Timothy McNeilage.
If you are an instrument maker and would like to get involved in the Found Sound program, please send us a line!
Found Sound 2009 is a six month program of performances.
Jan 28 Ros Bandt and Albert Mishriki Feb 18 Joe Talia and Dale Gorfinkel Mar 18 Ross Manning and Rod Cooper Apr 15 Dylan Martorell, Nathan Gray and Dave Nelson May 20 James Hullick and Pia van Gelder June 17 Open workshop and collaborative group ensemble