Monthly Servings of Sound at Lyric’s Underground, Maylands
Tuesday March 10, 7-10pm
Lyric’s Underground Maylands
Tickets $5 – $15 at the door (WAAPA/UWA Music Students $5)
Soup Nights return for 2020 to Lyric’s Underground (Lyric Lane) Maylands. Featuring 4 artists who find common ground in durational sound and performance art and performative experimentation.
Cuban American sound artist Ariana van Gelder performs on Australian shores for the first time. Her live shows revolve around ever-building vocal loops. Her voice glides and glistens through ten octaves, guiding the listener across a landscape that dives into rich, rumbling waves of bass and near-silent sub-bass. Conceptually, her creations explore the tenuous intimacy between artist, audience, and medium.
Creating music from the organic, samarobryn (C. Tsang) creates a haunting experience from the simplicities of nature. Using field recordings such as bird calls, wind sounds and insect chirps, samarobryn turns familiar sounds into powerful, psychedelic sound art.
Filth Goddess summons the seething sound of light and dark: the loud, the quiet; the pure, the profane. They make a sacred union of harmonium and string FX, conjuring sonic explorations that both slay and soothe.
About the Artists:
Ariana van Gelder:
Ariana van Gelder is a Cuban-American sound, installation, and performance artist specializing in viscerally immersive, deeply penetrative, sonic experiences. Conceptually, her creations explore the tenuous intimacy between artist, audience, and medium.
From 2006 until today, van Gelder has built a career that centers on semi-improvised performances and recordings, elaborate stage shows, multimedia installations, collaborations, and commissioned works. These include live-scoring, custom sound environments, and scores for video, sculpture, interactive virtual works, live acts, and all manner of physical spaces—both inside and out.
As a composer with a background in theoretical physics, van Gelder has a keen interest in creating, defining, and formulating space for the body through sound. In its most recent incarnation, van Gelder’s live sonic practice reaches through the ether as if extending itself to envelop the listener in an embrace from within. Revolving around ever-building vocal loops, her voice glides and glistens through ten octaves, guiding the listener across a landscape that dives into rich, rumbling waves of bass and near-silent sub-bass. She also composes and occasionally performs with multi-channel systems, piano, prepared violin, bowed glockenspiel, field recordings, pressure-driven Mylar sculpture, and just about anything else that makes sound.
An avid artist, van Gelder has performed and contributed to exhibitions in New York City, Miami, Taipei, Finland, Sri Lanka, and Poland and at all manner of venues from museums, galleries, universities, and international biennales, to traditional stages, private events, and surprise DIY/guerilla spaces.
You can currently catch her appearances in and around Asia Pacific and Taiwan, her home away from her New York City home.
Born in 1982 in Hong Kong, Cissi Tsang is a trans-disciplinary artist living in Perth, Australia. Their work explores the emotional nature of landscape, and the main focus of their practice has been on their response to the natural landscape as a composer and performer, incorporating audio and visual elements of place into compositions, and using the landscape as a narrative device.
Samarobryn creates a haunting experience from the simplicities of nature. Using field recordings such as bird calls, wind sounds and insect chirps, samarobryn turns familiar sounds into powerful, psychedelic sound art. samarobryn has been nominated multiple times for the WAM Song Of The Year in the experimental category, and has performed at multiple festivals including You Are Here (ACT), In The Pines (WA), and WAMFest (WA).
Cissi has performed and exhibited their works in Australia, Asia, UK and the USA under the names timeofhex and samarobryn, and their photography has been short-listed in various international and national awards. They are a PhD candidate at the Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University) and holds a MCDArtDes from the University of New South Wales.
Outside of their solo work, Cissi also performs and collaborates with a range of bands and individuals, including Broken Gnomes, Marley Wynn, Furchick and Gravy Murphy.
FILTH GODDESS summons the seething sound of light and dark: the loud, the quiet; the pure, the profane. They make a sacred union of harmonium and string FX, conjuring sonic explorations that both slay and soothe.
“FILTH GODDESS invite the audience into their ritual drone-world using sounds risen from the depths of the earth, transforming the discarded into the divine. Their sounds will ease you into a pleasant trance before taking you on a journey through the underworld of discarded selves. Transformative. Divine. Disgusting.” SAGE PBBBT