Sisters Akousmatica was the first collaborative project between Julia Drouhin and Phillipa Stafford. This project has grown to become an umbrella for their collective practice.
Sisters Akousmatica and 3CR were awarded the CBAA Excellence in Music Programming award at the 2017 CBAA Conference.
Featuring eves (NZ/VIC), Angie Garrick (NSW), Kate Geck (VIC), Rosalind Hall (VIC), Shani Mohini-Holmes with Georgie Darvidis (VIC), radio cegeste (NZ/TAS) and Ela Stiles (NSW)
8 May, 11-21 May
Signal, Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne
Performance and talk
Thu Mar 17, 7pm | The Channel, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. Read more
Performance, walking tour and broadcast
8 May 11am–6pm | Departs from Signal
Can’t make it? Listen live on 3CR 855AM or stream online at 3cr.org.au
11–21 May | Signal
Sisters Akousmatica is a city-scale radio orchestra. Over seven hours, seven female artists perform on the banks of the Yarra River, their sounds broadcast via radio transmission. Meanwhile, armed with a collection of portable radios, Radio Queens Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford lead a procession through the streets of Melbourne, stopping at various locations along the way to tune in to each live performance.
Radiophonic transmission and the city soundscape fold together to become an acoustic web that changes hour by hour and culminates in an installation work at Signal, capturing, multiplying and archiving the performance works as a radiophonic acousmonium.
Sisters Akousmatica was developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Liquid Architecture for Next Wave Festival 2016.