Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are audio artists who have worked together since 1993, and live in Melbourne, Australia. Their experimental work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture. They express musical principles through inter-media works that always seek to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences. They imagine a future where listening prospers as central to human culture. Awards include Green Room Awards for Excellence in Hybrid Arts, the Australian National AMC-APRA Award for Excellence in Experimental Music, and the Melbourne International Festival Award. Their practice intertwines local, national and international relationships across site, industries and communities.
Their new work, Weekly Ticket: the artist at the Station, begins in February 2016. This work posits the question-what if a public artwork was an artist? -and places an artist at Footscray Station for the next fifteen years. Their ANTI Festival new commission, Shriek, premiered on a frozen lake in February 2016, Tahko, Finland.
Works currently in development include: Parade, a score for itinerant film makers,arts precinct and unsuspecting audience with choreographer Martin del Amo;Bang, Crash, Shriek and Whimper, a series that considers existential risk- the ways the world will end- with John Ash, expert in extreme temperature survival: Ashi-yu, the cure of the water footbath with Nottle Theatre Korea and As the Crow Flies, an investigation of Donald Crow, impossible world sailor with All the Queens Men.
2015 saw their work Five Short Blasts- a dawn work for flotilla and marine radio-npresented at the Prague Quadrennial, Czech Republic: Gauge-an interactive sound of the weather installation- presented at the Brighton Festival, UK: the megaphone project- a participative public sculptural installation-presented at Ansan Street Arts Festival, South Korea and at the opening of the Asia Cultural Centre, Gwangju.: the siren event- a work for 6 industrial sirens and 85 musicians- at Big West Festival; Harbour Control for livestreamed dancers in inaccessible sites, premiered City of Melbourne and I feel it in the back of my head: choreographies for radio, a series commission by Radio National Soundproof. Their sound/vibration work with choreographer Tim Darbyshire Stampede the Stampede premiered at Dance Massive, their sound/music score for Kekkai premiered at the Castlemaine State Festival: new work with Big Hart Acoustic Life of Sheds premiered at the TIAF. Audience for their work in 2015 has been 35,000 people.
National and international commissions, presentations and partners include: Melbourne International Arts Festival; ArtsHouse; Brisbane Festival; Awesome Arts Festival, Perth; Darwin Festival; Sydney Opera House; Singapore Festival; Arko Theatre, Sth Korea; John F Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, Washington DC: SBS, ABC, FOXTEL, Biwako Biennale,Japan: Four Winds Festival, Bermagui LEAF Festival, North Carolina at the site of Black Mountain College: ANTI Festival Finland:Ansan Festival, South Korea, Asian Cultural Centre, Gwangju, South Korea: Vltava River, Prague Quadrennial: Brighton Festival UK, ABC Radio National, Chunky Move.
They are long term participators in the arts ecology, across all levels of the sector. Currently they are the Presidents of the New Music Network, a national collective of new music thinkers and makers.
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