I was guest poet at the 2017 South Australian Poetry Slam final, sponsored by Spoken Word SA. Here’s a vid of one of the poems I did: canine.
A video version of this poem was shown at the 2017 Juteback Poetry Film Festival in Colorado.
My video-poem Hexapod was short-listed for the 2017 5th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition. There were 30 films on the short-list from 186 submissions from 29 countries. The films were shown as part of the IndieCork film festival on 15th October 2017. Click here to see the rest of the short-list.
From 7th September until 9th October, my soundscape, “Heard on the Wind”, commissioned by Adelaide City Council, played in the breezeway at 25 Pirie Street, in central Adelaide CBD.
The breezeway at 25 Pirie Street is surrounded by texts: memorial plaques, notices regarding public safety and well-being, tightly-crafted slogans of the Smart City Studio windows and Enterprise Adelaide brochures. By definition, silent, largely ignored by passers-by, 25 Pirie Street : Heard on the Wind gives voice to these texts using digital sampling technology. 18 text-to-speech synthesisers read the texts, generating a base set of 500 voice samples, that were sped up and slowed down, reversed and delayed, repitched and translated into solos, conversations, choirs, snatches of melody, the heard … Click here for more.
What do you do after a life on the land, the rail, the road, leaves you in despair, confused, angry? Well, you have to do something…
Here are two pieces I did for Paroxysm Press (S)Mash It Up at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016. Toxicology is a tribute to Britney Spears’ Toxic and Take Away is a tribute to Janis Joplin’s Take Another Piece of My Heart. The music is mine, but built from the chord patterns of the original songs.
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