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 […]

Responsive Ambient Media Experiments

I’m currently working on programming some software processing chains for a series of responsive ambient media works. In these works sensing technologies track and respond to viewers in the space and create subtle ambient responses across three video panels.

Video documentation for ‘Ghost Ships’ now online

We’ve just completed some video documentation of our mediatized performance work ‘Ghost Ships’, which we shot in the studios at Macquarie University in Sydney. ‘Ghost Ships’ is a work for wireless wearable performance interface and intelligent lighting systems. The work uses of an unencumbered wireless performance interface to drive all media elements via free air gestures […]

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 […]

Interview with Markus Popp – Goethe Institute, Sydney, Nov 14

Markus Popp in interview  Date/Time: November 14, 2013. 5.30pm Address: Goethe-Institut Australien, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra Entry: Free I am interviewing Markus Popp  aka Oval this evening following his performance at the Goethe Institute in Sydney Popp, who lives and works in Berlin, took some time between his last release under the moniker SO and the “Oh” […]

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 […]

Vivid Digital Workshop. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Here are a few snaps of the recent Macrophonics digital workshop for Vivid Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Donna Hewitt and I delivered a 3 hour presentation/workshop on approaches to gesture controlled audio and video. The workshop introduced participants to the Arduino platform and various approaches to designing gestural sensing systems. […]

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 […]