Gail Priest

“I want to think about what it is to listen” GP

Ep 38:

Gail Priest is a sound artist, writer and curator, her practice positions sound as the key material of communication and investigation. We met in the afternoon sun in front of Carriageworks and spoke about:

-hypertext and sci-fi
-the sound of the future
-the impact of electricity on experimental music
-”we embrace a particular section of things that don’t fit into other things well”
-the shift in who makes experimental music from visual artists to musically trained artists
-the pressure of Sydney
-experimental music as outsourced-meditation
-being responsive as a measure of performing
-I refer to this song –
-covers of experimental musicians
-the sound that comes from bodies and the sounds that bodies need
-”eye-glaze” as an alternate name for experimental music

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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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