madeleine flynn and tim humphrey


Flynn & Humphrey

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Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are artists.who creates unexpected situations for listening. They have a long term collaborative practice. Their work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture and seeks to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences, through public and participative interventions. Their practice intertwines local, national and international relationships. 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.

In March 2017, Madeleine was awarded the prestigious Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Artforms.

In 2017,  their work Five Short Blasts was presented at Brighton Festival UK and at Theater der Welt, Hamburg their new work, Between 8 and 9, commissioned by Asia Topa and ChamberMade Opera was presented at Castlemaine State Festival and Melbourne Recital Centre, the megaphone project at the Substation, and their sound/vibration work for Imagined Touch was presented at Sydney Festival. In October, their interactive public art work, the megaphone project will be presented at Sonica in Glasgow, and in November, their new installation The High Ground, will be presented at ArtsHouse Melbourne.

2016 saw their new work, Weekly Ticket begin.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. Their interactive installation with Korean company, Nottle Theatre, and Kinosaki International Arts Centre, Japan, Ashi-yu Meeting, premiered at Seoul International Arts Festival and the megaphone project at New Visions Art Festival, Hong Kong.

2015 saw their work Five Short Blasts- a dawn work for flotilla and marine radio-presented 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 inaccessiblesites, 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.

For the last ten years, they have worked with Nottle Theatre Company, South Korea, presenting works in Australia, South Korea and Indonesia. 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. Tim has a Phd in Music from Monash University, and has lectured at Griffith University in creative arts practice. Madeleine is currently completing her Phd on choreomusical analysis at the University of Melbourne and has lectured in Wrting/Internet/Performance at Latrobe University, and music theory at the University of Melbourne.

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