explorations in sound, music, records and the moment
An installation at the Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania.
Unknown to the audience the floor is a series of pressure pads that trigger a complex audio playback system driving 40 separate channels of audio. Created by Chris Townend for MONA I developed the Max/MSP interactive control system, digital playback system and collaborated in the final development.
Adam Simmons' project mapping a Melbourne network of musicians performed as 100 duets over 25 nights throughout November of 2015. With artists as diverse as Tony Gould, Josh Owen, Gelareh Pour, Dan Witton, I produced the recordings of every performance uploading over 2500 minutes of music over the course of the month!
Created by architect and philanthropists Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe. The Piano Mill holds sixteen antique upright pianos and to celebrate the launch Erik Griswold was commissioned to compose a new work for 16 pianists and 1 percussionist. I produced the recordings of the performance which were featured on ABC Classic FM as part of Stephen Adams' New Waves program.
The Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music
A fantastic festival and the creation of David Chisholm I have been lucky enough to be the supervising sound artist since 2014. I oversee all aspects of audio production for the festival advising and specifying all audio needs, I produce about a dozen recordings during each festival and am lucky enough to perform in each festival as well. In 2014 I performed Stockhausen's role as sound balance engineer in the first performance of "Sirius" in the southern hemisphere.
Whilst on assignment in Swaziland I worked with local NGO Gone Rural on an art installation for the 2013 Bushfire Arts Festival. This installation featured 3 biography baskets woven by three generations from the same family telling their life stories. Hidden amongst the baskets were transducers that caused the baskets to “sing” traditional songs the women sing as they weave. The tin cans hanging down from the roof can be picked up and a hidden transducer then tells the story of each of the baskets, explaining the meaning behind the sculpture.
In 2012-2013 I spent a year in Swaziland (southern Africa) as an AVI volunteer working on radio production, engineering and development. You can read about my experiences here and follow the links below to hear some of the music I was involved in during my time there.
"In effect, two people—the performer at the glasswork and the performer at the computer—are playing some of these instruments. For example, when Schack-Arnott plays the gong, a large windowpane hit with the hands instead of the usual mallets, Mumford bends the pitch to create a deeply resonant sound rich in melodic and harmonic character. Mumford uses processing to extend or abbreviate the duration of sounds, amplify harmonics and resonances, make audible certain pitches that are outside the normal range of hearing and filter out other pitches." Chris Reid, RealTime Arts
ABC National TV made a half hour documentary about this exhibition/event as a feature on the programme Artists at Work which screened nationally to an audience of over 300,000 people.
Myles Mumford was the project’s sound artist and designer of the sound-space of all installations and performances. Myles uses signal processing technology and sound-reinforcement to enhance the musical potential of the instruments and also collaborates on the creation of the composition.
The installation includes six stationary monitors featuring interviews with thirty immigrants and refugees now living in Australia. These interviews, filmed in extreme close-up, are framed by a gallery space filled with large-scale projections of movement and displacement. Visitors are encouraged to move from screen to screen, engaging with fragments of stories and with their own memories and reflections on location, displacement and transition. The prototype for Belonging is now available for installation in other locations. It can either include the Australian version or be designed and adapted to reflect experiences of home and belonging that are specific to the communities where the installation is exhibited.
Creator and Director. Wendy Woodson
Lighting Design and Installation Artist. Kathy Crouch
Sound Design and Composition. Myles Mumford
"I remember clenching my jaw throughout the hour-long performance, but not because the work caused me pain, the opposite in fact. I felt completely immersed, enthralled – overcome even. I also felt frozen under the spell of this amazingly sensory experience." -Rita Dimasi, Arts Hub
2010 Greenroom Award - Best Dance/Music Composition and Performance
Inspired by the book of the same name, written by Haruki Murakami about the sarin gas attacks which took place in Tokyo on Monday 20 March 1995, Underground pays tribute to all people affected by random acts of violence in the hope that remembering their experience will help prevent similar acts in the future.
Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 12th Saitama International Creative Dance Contest Japan, January 2003.
More or Less Concrete questions how the body creates audible movement and how it remembers and re-appropriates these audible movements in newfound interactive environments.
"More or Less Concrete is a quietly unsettling and revelatory investigation into the crossroads of our senses. We walk away having experienced bodies as abstract forms while movement is perceived sonically as well as visually." -Varia Karlpoff, RealTime Arts