fabulous fabulous new site launched ... HER NOISE

Launch of the new website HER NOISE
Her Noise Archive is a resource of collected materials investigating music and sound histories in relation to gender, bringing together a wide network of women artists who use sound as a medium.  
Whilst Her Noise exists as a physical archive, key elements of the original project, including video interviews with a number of artists and musicians, are available on this site, as well as documentation of more recent events and responses including  'Her Noise: `feminisms and the Sonic' at Tate Modern and 'Sound:Gender:Feminism:Activism' at LCC earlier in 2012.
The site will also see a series of  guest ‘curations’ over the course of the next few years, whereby people have been asked to make selections from and for the archive, in an effort to keep the archive alive.
The first curations that are available on the site are from:
Ain Bailey - sound artist
Nina Power - philosopher, writer and broadcaster
Tara Rodgers - musician, composer and feminist technology scholar

This is a wonderful resource and inspiration for women working in sound/noise!!!!



EVENT: BOXCOPY and GIRRLSOUND presents Michelle Xen
Generous Fields | Objects in the Dark
Sunday 25 November 3pm at Boxcopy
This work by Michelle Xen is part of a new series of video, performance and sound, in which sonic-visual fields are created and transformed over time. Using light, video, live vocals and breath, a series of video monochromes evolve over the course of the performance from the movements and sounds in the room.

Michelle Xen is a Brisbane-based installation and video artist and electronic musician. She is a graduate of the Queensland College of Art and was awarded a Masters of Art in Research in interdisciplinary practice at QUT. Michelle's work uses performance video, installation, costume and painting to draw comparisons between the sometimes oppositional worlds of contemporary art practice and pop music. Michelle has exhibited and performed extensively throughout Australia and Japan.

Level 1, Watson Brothers Building, 129 Margaret Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Gallery Hours: Wed–Sat 12–6pm | Closed public holidays
W: www.boxcopy.org | E: info@boxcopy.org
This performance is part of BOXCOPY WEEKENDERFRIDAY 23 - SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER

This is the first in a series of Weekender events at Boxcopy, which explore alternative formats for the presentation of experimental, time-based works across sound, performance and screen-based media and are presented in partnership with artist collectives and galleries from within Australia and overseas. 
Anywhere but here...
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November 12 - 6pm

Anywhere but here is an exhibition that brings together 3 video works by Ruth Proctor, Hiroko Okada and A.K. Burns + A.L. Steiner. Marianne Templeton (London), Emily Wakeling (Tokyo) and Jemima Wyman (Los Angeles), are artists and curators who have personal connections with Brisbane, and each have chosen one work from her locale that has relevance to contemporary feminisms.

Marianne Templeton completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at Queensland University of Technology in 2006. She is an artist, arts writer, and founding member of Boxcopy. Marianne has exhibited internationally and currently lives and works in London, as the Gallery Manager at Work Gallery. Emily Wakeling is a freelance art writer and curator based in Tokyo. She holds a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Queensland. Jemima Wyman is an artist who lives and works between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Wyman completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Visual Arts) with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology. In 2007, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. In 2005 she formed CamLab, a collaboration with Anna Mayer.


GIRRL EVENT 15 mins - Women and Sound

where The Glasshouse, QUT  Creative Precincts, Kelvin Grove Rd, Brisbane
when 17 October
time 6.00pm - 7.00pm

GIRRL [girrlsound : digitalgirrl] supports the development and promotion of new work by women in the sonic and digital arts. GIRRL works to provide discussion, networking, and exhibition spaces to initiate collaborations and offer support to women making, curating, reviewing, theorising, and working in the digital and sonic arts.

Our final public program of the year includes four dynamic sound and digital artists - Heidi Millington, Antonia Zappia, Amber Hansen and Michelle Xen. They will present some of t

heir work and discuss their creative practice.

Speaker bios

Michelle Xen is an Australian visual/sound artist, musician, and performer. Her practice synthesizes elements of colour, dynamic, timbre, volume, and field to create emotional and visceral installations, videos, songs and sound works. Through this practice, the persona of the female pop musician is dismantled and reconstructed through the histories of experimental art performance, pop music, and art installation practices. Her practice forms relationships between contemporary art practice, pop music and contemporary performance creating a generative questioning of how we assimilate and balance cultural outputs. Xen has collaborated extensively across creative disciplines and toured internationally as a DJ and vocalist/producer.

Heidi Millington (Rose Carrousel) is a musician and an environmental scientist. She mixes whimsical vocals and unguarded stories with acoustic instruments and shimmery, glitchy electronica to make hand-made, beautiful folktronica and lo-fi electro. She has performed and released internationally and been highly commended in the Queensland Song of the Year (2012). Merging art and science, she is developing a light-sensitive "Nature Synth" for investigating how people engage with voice and the sounds of nature.

Antonia Zappia is a contemporary composer and sound engineer based in Brisbane, Queensland. Her creative practice encompasses classical, contemporary classical, popular music and sound art. In developing her compositional voice, Antonia spent three years collaborating with contemporary dancers, choreographers, filmmakers and visual artists. In 2011, she was one of the classical finalists in the APRA Professional Development Awards and completed an Honours degree in Music Technology at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Her dissertation, entitled Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Effective Traits of a Creative Partnership, was informed by research of 20th century and current creative partnerships.

Amber Hansen is a multidisciplinary composer, producer, performer, researcher and teacher. Her creative practice embodies and expresses her experiences and perceptions as a woman of mixed cultural ancestry, influenced and inspired by the multicultural, urban, indigenous and natural landscapes that she was raised in, has travelled to and that surround her. The diverse cultural, social, political, spiritual and creative facets of her past and present inform and influence her practice, realised by utilising diverse artistic mediums such as electro-acoustic composition; traditional, contemporary and oriental Arabic and Middle Eastern music and dance; live performance art; installation; remixing; film and other visual media.


GIRRL launches podcasts - the cat cinderella radio mag

Sarah Bliss From the Freezing Falling series.  Archival inkjet print. (2010)

GIRRL is so very happy to announce our new podcasts CAT CINDERELLA Radio Mag, curated and hosted by Barbara De Dominicis  are now up and running and they are fantastic!

Launched as the podcast/sonic backdrop of  GIRRL SOUND to become a web radio magazine for female-artists from all over the world to publish their work, The Cat Cinderella* features a new podcast-episode bimonthly with works by women artists who investigate sound as a distinctive element in their research. We are mainly focused on sound at the border between art_music and hybrid audio collages and aim to provide a space to encourage works created by women in the name of experimentation and  authenticity. We do welcome works by women of any ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds devoted to sound art, audio documentary, field recording, performance, radio theatre, audio portray, sound postcards, sound poetry, visual arts as well as electroacoustics and any other free- forms explorations in the aural and visual realms

episode 1 click here