hearing places is currently curated by the founders, Ros Bandt and Leah Barclay. We welcome submissions for projects, collaborations and ideas and will invite guest curators on various projects in the future. Please fill out the form on the contact page if you are interested in curating events and projects with hearing places.
ros bandt is an internationally acclaimed sound artist, composer, performer, installation artist and scholar. Since 1977 she has pioneered ‘sounding’ unusual acoustic sites, audience interactive installations, spatial music, sound sculptures, sound playgrounds, free music systems and curated large scale dynamic collaborative events. She has won the soundart Australia prize, Don Banks composers fellowship, and the Benjamin Cohen peace prize for innovation for her sound installation Altars of Power and Desire, USA. Her commissions include the Paris Autumn Festival, ISCM, WDR, ORF. She is published by New Albion USA, EMI/ABC, Wergo, Pozitif, Sonic Gallery and Move Records. Her numerous books and writings on sound are well known. She founded the award winning web-based online gallery and data base the Australian Sound Design Project. www.sounddesign.unimelb.edu.au
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Leah Barclay is an award winning composer, sound artist and curator working at the intersection of art, science, technology and the environment. Her work has been commissioned, performed and exhibited to wide acclaim across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Europe, India, China and Korea. Barclay creates complex sonic environments with a strong focus on the textural and timbral properties of sound. These works are realised through immersive performances and multi-sensory installations drawing on environmental field recordings, multi-channel sound diffusion, live performers and ephemeral projections. Her practice based PhD has involved site-specific projects across the globe exploring the value of creative methodologies in ecological crisis and the agency of environmental electroacoustic music.