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Postcard from The Australian Alps

Image: David Burrows, Mount MacKay, Bogong HIgh Plains, 2013. Photography: David Burrows

Program 1. Postcard from The Australian Alps »
Wednesday 13 December 2017, 12.30 - 1.30pm 
RMIT Design Hub, Building 100
Project Rooms 1 and 2, Level 2
Free

In this program, visiting French artist Benoit Bories will present a live performance of GATEWAY. Listeners will experience some of the ecological and social changes of the Kiewa Valley in Victoria’s alpine region. By mixing local voices, field recordings and electroacoustic composition in order to build links between the past and present, this sound piece questions our relationship with the environment in light of ecological tourism. After the performance we will discuss how artists and researchers undertake fieldwork and some of the sound recording techniques used to capture different environmental events. The program will draw on the work of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture to demonstrate different methods of engagement within remote wilderness environments and their communities.

Gateway is supported by the Institut Français, the Municipality of Toulouse and the Alliance Française in Australia.

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