About

I play with sound as an interaction designer, performer, composer and researcher. I am interested in daily objects and actions and our relationship with sound. I have a Ph.D. in finite element modelling for musical acoustics. My other research focuses on interaction design for music, movement and dance.

Art and Sound

Current:

In 2019, I wrote a string quartet work for Zephyr Quartet. You can find the recording of the premiere here.

I have been working on a bell+saxophone project with Derek Pascoe. The upcoming album is expected in late 2020-early 2021.


Past:

Selected performance of previous collaborative work here:

Video excerpts of collaborations and live works here. For my solo work excerpts, see my SoundCloud page here.

I am particularly interested in collaborative projects that include artists from different disciplines and styles.

My long-standing collaboration with Setare S. Arashloo is currently focused on the Knock Mark Stitch project. This work showcases the stories of politically active people in Iran who were jailed in the 1980s. Their personal stories, especially of their daily interaction with objects and each other in jail, are abstracted in the image and sound of this work. This work has been performed and exhibited in many formats. The first live performance of this work was in New York, December 2016. The latest version of this work is a handbell duo and video performance, premiered in Adelaide, July 2018.

Book:

Dedications, as the name suggests, is a collection of dedications from a variety of books. The dedications were collected and curated over a 2 year period. You can get a copy of my book, Dedications from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Lulu. Contact me for a signed/gift copy with a card!

Floors

The BAIT floors were made as part-replicas of Philippa Cullen’s Vernus floors from 1972. They each have a sensor underneath, made from a strain gauge and an aluminum bar, and are highly sensitive to changes in pressure. They are designed as a tangram puzzle set, and in the square formation, are 2 m x 2m in dimension.

In 2015, this instrument designed and submitted along with a SuperCollider based synthesiser as a part of my Honours Degree of a Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts). The thesis can be found here.

They were designed in collaboration with and built by Mold Design Studio. Project was partly funded by University of Adelaide, and received extra funding from Helpmann Academy for performances and conference presentation at MOCO 2015.

The video of the first live performance, featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre, can be found here.

The floors were a part of a collaborative performance at the Nexus Arts Centre  with Parvyn Singh, Rachel Johnston and Erkki Veltheim.