Sunday 16th –  Café OTO – London (Laser) Details

Tuesday/Wednesday 18th and 19th SCOPITONE FESTIVAL – Nantes (Laser) Details

Thursday 20th BOZAR ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL – Brussels (Laser) Details

Friday 21st  L’AUDIBLE FESTIVAL – Paris (8 Channel audio diffusion) Details


Sunday 23rd SUPER DELUXE – Tokyo (Laser) Details

Wednesday 26th KD JAPON – Nagoya (Laser) Details

Thursday 27th BEARS – Osaka (Laser) Details

Friday 28th URBAN GUILD – Kyoto (Laser) Details

zero-crossing now showing in the Long Gallery Hobart


This installation is the culmination of an inter-arts residency undertaken at Salamanca Arts Centre where the primary aim was to take data from wave-rider buoys in the Southern Ocean and somehow sonify and visualize that data in order to create an experience for the senses. The idea is to try and capture the awesome fluctuation (so common in natural phenomena) from pattern through turbulence into chaos. Ocean waves are periodic displacements of energy that have an amplitude and frequency in exactly the same way that sound waves do. The sounds in this installation are all sonifications of ocean wave fluctuations recorded in 1985 by the wave-rider buoy off Cape Sorrell. Though periodic, the data also contains chaotic flux, the amplitudes of the ocean waves when translated directly into sound waves produce ‘noises’ which punctuate the installation periodically in all four speakers. The melodic tones and bubbling textures that make up the underlying texture of the soundscape are all renderings of the points at which the buoys recorded movement. So the gently rising and falling melodies are all directly taken from the wave data.

The visual aspect of the work provides a constantly undulating counterpoint to the more frenetic sounding data. Two waveforms combine in laser light to produce a hypnotically slow moving shape that is projected through cellophane creating an artificial yet beautiful sense of fluid movement. The visual undulation provides the anchor from which the aural sense can take reference.

I would like to thank the Inter Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts for their ongoing support of my work, the Salamanca Arts Centre team for being so supportive and wonderful to work with and the CSIRO for making the data available.


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Tour Dates

Sat 8 Oct       Pau, France Place, François Recaborde, Le Festival Acces(s)
Sun 9 Oct      Lyon, France Sonic, Lyon
Tue 11 Oct     Krakow, Poland, Bunkier Sztuki, Unsound Festival
Wed 12 Oct    Krakow, Poland, Manggha Museum, Unsound Festival
Thu 13 Oct     Porto, Portugal, Serralves em Festa, Trama Festival
Fri 14 Oct       Porto, Portugal, Serralves em Festa, Trama Festival
Sat 15 Oct     Brussels, Belgium, Les Ateliers Claus
Tue 18 Oct     Paris, France, Batofar
Wed 19 Oct    Paris, France, Batofar
Thu 20 Oct     Graz, Austria Schlossberg, ELEVATE Festival
Fri 21 Oct       Graz, Austria Schlossberg, ELEVATE Festival

Laser Show Donau Festival 30 April + Multiplace (Slovakia) 2-3 May

I’ll be performing the laser show live in a cathedral in Krems, followed by two concerts one in Czech Republic and one in Slovakia for the Multiplace Festival:

  • 2/5/2011 BRNO Arts Centre
  • 3/5/2011 BRATISLAVA