The things we left out [Project Anywhere]

Over the time Morrad+McArthur have worked together, we have accumulated a huge archive of recorded online interactions and improvisations. Although in producing Itinerant Mind each month we have sometimes included fragments of our conversations and other incidental moments, much of what happens in and between the improvisations is not used or is “curated out”.

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Our broadcast for October 2018 “The things we left out” was a dense sound collage that mashes together layers of previously discarded or left out edits, conversations – often around making plans, discussing strategy, trying to connect, mistakes or other malfunctions.

This is juxtaposed alongside or layered over new improvisations and drones for Project Anywhere, parts of our recent album, and excerpts from Annie’s recent Mansions of the Future performance “ Reaching Zero” with General Practice co-founder Nick Simpson. Others who make brief appearances in the mix include our regular guests Fouad el Baidouri and Ross Oliver.

Direct link to the archived broadcast.

 

Shadowed

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It’s out! After two years of working on this, we have finally released it in CD and digital formats. It’s improvised, very DIY, more soundart than music (though Annie would probably have other thoughts on that), at times raw and rudimentary – parts were recorded live at my house, mixed, and mastered using the most basic of tools, some moments are sort of ludicrous (in a good way), but also there are others I think approaching beautiful (thanks Carly for drawing that to my attention). It’s something I think we are proud of. Thanks also to Ross Oliver for agreeing to be on it with us. Please have a listen. Stream our new album “Shadowed” now on Spotify.

Panic Attack / Oscillate [Project Anywhere]

We have almost completed our second album “Shadowed” which will come out on as a digital download and CD in the near future (no release date yet).

We have been working on new material and posted a few pieces to our Soundcloud page for The Grid...


Our first CD A Cycle of Slight Movement” is still available as a digital download from our Bandcamp site where you can find our discography of digital releases.

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Image: Cover of our first album

 

Different Rooms [Project Anywhere]

Have you checked out Wave Farm? Residencies, artist experiments with broadcast media, a study centre, Transmission Arts and Experimental Sound programming around the clock, a Media Arts Grants program – it’s pretty cool.

May 19 we are on at 11:00am Eastern US time with our monthly program Itinerant Mind. This month is a mix titled “Different Rooms”.

Check out the Standing Wave Radio Scheduling for Saturday here and the WGXC Schedule here.

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This month’s Itinerant Mind draws on and highlights the different facets of our research and practice bringing together our Project Anywhere program with spoken word pieces from London about London, and field recording from China and Sydney, telematic improvisation, a more refined version of the composition Restless (we played a very raw telematic version last month), and some rhythmic pieces we have begun working on.

You can listen back  to the broadcast here…

Flux_Chongqing [Project Anywhere]

Flux is a pop up exhibition (and app) organised by a group of artists from Sydney collaborating in mad.lab. This exhibition is part of a proposed initiative which creates a platform for citizens to transform abandoned spaces within the city for creative uses.

This exhibition models, showcases and documents the Flux concept as an event that could occur within Chongqing’s abandoned spaces.

This project brings together contributions from artists and designers from Sydney, Chongqing, and the UK. mad.lab also links to our ongoing project “The Grid” for Project Anywhere in that it is situated in the Chinese megacity Chongqing.

Eliza McDonnell (Jewellery) 饰品
Collaboration with XuXian Jewellery
与许仙珠宝的合作 =
“Ephemeral City”- A hand crafted jewellery collection using found objects to
eternalise moments of a city that is in a state of constant transition.
短命的城市” -是一个手工制作的珠宝首饰收藏系列,通过使用发现的对象来记录 一个处于恒定过渡状态的城市的永久性一刻。

Loc Nguyen (Video Work) 视频工作
Loc Nguyen is a media artist from Sydney who is interested in the relationship
between human bodies and machines. His video-sound installations explore the queer
cyborg body and the grotesque yet sexual relationship the organic has with the
synthetic.
Loc Nguyen是一位来自悉尼的媒体艺术家, 他对人体和机器之间的关系感兴趣。他的视频音响装置探索的是奇怪的义体和怪诞但具有性关系的有机合成。

Aston Creus (Mixed Media) 混合介质
Aston Creus is an emerging studio artist based between Sydney and Tokyo. His
practice often involves both physical and digital sculptural forms, and the
appropriation of manufacturing processes on an intimate scale. The works are
informed by the intense pressure and collapse created by commercialisation.
Aston Creus是一个介于悉尼和东京的新兴的工作室艺术家。他的实践经常涉及物理和数字雕塑的形式, 以及在亲密的规模制造过程中借用工业生产工序。这项工程是由商业化带来的巨大压力和崩溃所启发得到的。

Jono Bolitho (Video Projection) 视频投影

Joe Beedles (Sound artist)