Category: Performance

And that’s a wrap

Thanks to everyone who attended Robot Opera as part of Performance Space Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. We got great critical feedback on the show and it was a resounding success.

Robot Opera tickets on sale

We’re counting down to the opening night of Robot Opera at Bay 17 in Carriageworks in Sydney. Presented by Performance Space as part of the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, we have one final development week next week before it opens on October 22,  running until November 1. This is a creatively and technically ambitious […]

Robot Opera Creative Development

I’m currently working on the music and sound design for a major new robotic performance work by Wade Marynowsky called ‘Robot Opera’. The project is funded by a Creative Australia grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. We’ve just completed a 3 week creative development period at The Red Box in Lilyfield, Sydney. Developed in collaboration with contemporary performance group Branch […]

Gig at 107 Projects – December 18

I’ll be playing a show this coming Thursday night at 107 Projects in Redfern, with Hinterlandt Ensemble + Godswounds. Date: Thursday 18 December 2014 Time: 8pm-11pm Address: 107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016 Entry: $9 I’ll be playing a set of my ambient processed guitar work, with a network of primitive analogue sound processors destroying […]

Macrophonics at ISEA 2013

International Symposium on Electronic Art and Macrophonics present: MACROPHONICS II Thursday, June 13. 8pm Bon Marche Studio, Sydney Macrophonics II presents new Australian work emerging from the leading edge of performance interface research. The program addresses the emerging dialogue between traditional media and emerging digital media, as well as dialogues across a broad range […]

Julian Knowles. Pretty Gritty. 107 Projects. Sydney. Feb 24, 2013

Here is a small video excerpt of me (captured by Jordan Dorjee) playing live at Pretty Gritty, a performance series curated by sound artist Gail Priest at 107 Projects in Sydney. I’ve been developing a new live setup and series of approaches based around processed electric guitar, tape loops, and lo-fi auto gain cassette deck audio circuits. The video material has been […]

Vivid Ideas talk: The Making of the Future of Performance

VIVID SYDNEY Vivid Ideas: The Making of the Future of Performance Speakers: Patrick Nolan, Julian Knowles, Donna Hewitt, Timothy Ohl Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia 6 June. 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Tickets: General – $20.00 Industry – $15.00 Student/Educator – $10.00   In late 2012 the artist collective Macrophonics visited internationally-recognised physical theatre company, Legs On The Wall, […]

Legs on the Wall – Open Source – putting it together

The accelerometer and wearable work progressed smoothly, without significant hitches. Donna’s wearable was completed in the final week. A few issues are worth mentioning here. She found the use of conductive thread and ribbon to be somewhat problematic. Great care needed to be exercised to prevent thread touching and shorting out (which reset the boards) […]

Legs on the Wall – Open Source Update 2

While Donna Hewitt works on building the wearable top with sensors, I am working on making ‘musical scenes’. These scenes are modular, with a range of musical elements which can be triggered or manipulated in an improvisational manner. They are designed for non-musician physical theatre performers/acrobats. The wearable top will have a Triaxial Accelerometer (reading […]

Legs on the Wall – Open Source Update 1

We’re now well into our Macrophonics Open Source creative development project at Legs on the Wall in Sydney.  Lots of experimentation going on at this stage and we’ll start to resolve things down during the week before our stint in the theatre next week. We’ve opened out the exploration to sounding objects – driving audio signals […]