Writing Around Sound 3 Sydney launch event

Wednesday, March 1 at 6  – 9 PM: The Black Box venue is located at UNSW’s Paddington Campus: D106, First floor, D Block

Join Writing Around Sound for a night of talks and live performances, sound and wine, at the journal’s inaugural Australian launch at UNSW Art & Design’s Black Box. Writing Around Sound is Australasia’s only regular dedicated sonic arts print journal, with this event celebrating the release of its third issue.

Writing Around Sound’s editors, Jo Burzynska and Richard Keys will open proceedings soon after 6pm with an introduction to the journal and its theme: Contemporary Sound Object. This is explored in the issue through features that range from Catherine Dale’s investigation into the subtle pleasures of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) to an interiew with Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst; the collective female radio walking acousmonium of Sisters Akousmatika to Bruce Russell’s assertion that the sound object is society itself.

This will be followed by live performances by Writing Around Sound 3 contributor, Kynan Tan and NZ/Australia-based artist Nathan Thompson, as well as the Australian premiere of Burzynska’s multisensory wine and sound work, Oenosthesia. Further details below.

Entry is free and copies of Writing Around Sound 3 will be available for purchase at $10 a copy at the event – or through the online store of its publisher, The Auricle:

This event is hosted with the support of UNSW Art & Design (Sydney, Australia), The Auricle (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Creative New Zealand.

Event image: Kynan Tan.