Sisters Akousmatica

Seven sound artists, seven hours, seven locations. On Sunday 8 May 2016 Radio Queens Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford led a sound walk around the Yarra River between 11am and 6pm, broadcast live via 3CR. Developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program, Sisters Akousmatica is a partnership with Liquid Architecture for Next Wave Festival 2016. Presented in association with Signal and 3CR. For more information and to find the walking tour head to

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Sisters Akousmatica


3CR presents Sunday 8 May, 11am to 6pm 

Acknowledgement of Country - Robbie Thorpe Listen here

11am Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @Site 1: Listen here

Performance Shani Mohini-Holmeswith Georgie Darvidis. Shani is a Melbourne based improvising vocalist and performance-maker.  A hybrid performer, Shani explores “non-musical” gestures as well, such as spoken word/conversation, repeated silent motions and “contact improvisation”. Listen here

11:30am Libby Jamieson and Meg Butler discuss the history of 3CR's unique LIVE-TO-AIR tech training. Listen here

11:45am Michael Smith (Let Your Freak Flag Fly) in conversation with Shani Mohini-Holmes and Georgie Darvidis Listen here

12pm Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @ Site 2: Listen here

Performance Sally Ann McIntyre. radio cegeste is the sound project of Sally Ann McIntyre, who is is a writer, radio and sound artist based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Listen here

12:30pm Libby Jamieson and Meg Butler continue the discussion of 3CR's unique LIVE-TO-AIR tech trainingListen here

12:45pm Leanne McLean (3CR's Training Coordinator and one half of Apartment of Sound) in conversation with Sally Ann McIntyre. Listen here

1pm Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @Site 3 Listen here

Performance Rosalind Hall. Rosalind works with a multitude of sound technologies and tools such as a modified saxophone, home made instruments, percussion, field recordings and processing software to create live music and soundtracks. Listen here

1:30pm Join some of 3CR 's past and present sound techs. Listen here

1:45pm Leanne McLean (3CR's Training Coordinator and one half of Apartment of Sound) and Rosalind Hall in conversation. Listen here

2pm Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @Site 4 Listen here

Performance Angela Garrick: Sydney based artist and musician. Her practice examines notions of spatial awareness, geographic phenomena and kitsch. Listen here

2:20pm Women In Experimental Music: with Leanne McLean and Melbourne based vocalist, composer and pianist, Carolyn ConnorsListen here

2:45pm Thanh Hằng (Queering The Air) and Angie Garrick in conversation. Listen here

3pm Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @Site 5 Listen here

Performance Kate Geck. Kate is an installation artist working with digital and sensory space. Listen here

3:20pm Further conversation from some of 3CR 's past and present sound techs. Listen here

3:45pm Thanh Hằng (Queering The Air) and Kate Geck in conversation. Listen here

4pm Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @Site 6 Listen here

Performance eves . eves performs wavering, melodic blur-loops of harmonic oscillations using voice and effected pure tone, field recordings, drawn strings and minimal rhythms. Listen here

4:30pm The art of Curation.  Ari and Miranda from sound art and media collective (no) Signal. Listen here

4:45pm Nina B (Sweet Dreams) and eves in conversation. Listen here

5pm Sisters Akousmatica Walking Tour @Site 7 Listen here

Performance Ela Stiles. Ela is a prolific Sydney-based musician, industrious in her output as both a solo artist and founding member of critically acclaimed bands Songs and Bushwalking. Listen here 

5:30pm Sista Zai (Hip Sista Hop) is a storyteller who uses spoken word to explore the political through her personal and lived everyday experiences. Zai’s storytelliing-based social justice work started out within the Stillwaters Women’s Storytelling Collective, a project she initiated in 2011 and this work continues through another project, The Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe (, which she initiated in 2015. Listen here

5:40pm Nina B (Sweet Dreams) and Ela Stiles in conversation. Listen here

5:50pm From the Archives: Footscray's Ambient OrchestrasListen here

6pm - Closing words Listen Here