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Event Series Event Series: Sonorous Commission

Sonorous X: Lauren Squire & Joel Stern

Thursday November 14, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

About the event

A liberation of sonics from the shackles of stereo, Sonorous welcomes listeners to go beyond a traditional listening experience into an expanded universe of sound.

Reaching a landmark tenth instalment in its Sonorous series, MESS invites Lauren Squire and Joel Stern to engage with the limitless possibilities of the MESS collection. Commissioned to create an immersive multichannel electroacoustic performance, these two extraordinary artists push their work to new directions through the experimentation and manipulation of spatial sound across multiple channels.

Join us as they demonstrate the unrealised potential of sound and diffuse their brand-new works in glorious, octaphonic surround at the Primrose Potter Salon.

About the artists

Lauren Squire is an electronic music producer, synthesist, DJ, audiovisual artist, and sound designer based in Naarm, Melbourne. Her practice focuses on experimental and ambient music, underground dance music, audiovisual installation art and the spaces where these disciplines intersect. As an artist, Lauren works with her partner Matthew Wilson in an audiovisual duo called OK EG. Together they create wholly immersive live sets, superbly textural, ambient techno that ensconces all listeners in reach. Also producing and DJing under the alias Zosia Kossak, she explores the relationship between the human voice and that of synthesisers whilst incorporating heavyweight bass and rhythm into the mix.

Joel Stern is an artist, curator and researcher based in Naarm. He has been involved in experimental music and sonic art for more than two decades as a solo artist and in groups including Sky Needle, Abject Leader, and Soft Power. Alongside fellow collaborators Sean Dockray and James Parker, Joel is Co-Lead on the Machine Listening project, a platform for collaborative research and artistic experimentation, focusing on the political and aesthetic dimensions of the computation of sound and speech. Machine Listening emerged out of Eavesdropping, Stern’s previous work with James Parker, a multifaceted project addressing the capture and control of our sonic worlds alongside strategies of resistance. The project was staged at Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, and City Gallery, Wellington. Joel was also Director at Liquid Architecture 2012-2022, and is currently Research Fellow at School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.


Thursday November 14, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Primrose Potter Salon
Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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