BY ROS BANDT AND ALBERT MISHRIKI
COBURG TOWN HALL, 90 BELL ST COBURG
12pm – 1pm, SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 2009
On October 24, please join us at Coburg Town Hall for a free public sound performance by Ros Bandt and Albert Mishriki as part of the largest global day of climate action ever. Ros and Albert will perform on sound sculptures of unique design made from refuse materials including discarded water cooler bottles, curtain springs, broom sticks, car parts and kitchen junk. The performance will be accompanied by a film of Ros and Albert’s sunny misadventures by the local waterway of darkness that is commonly known as the Moonee Ponds aquaduct.
Ros Bandt is an internationally acclaimed sound artist, composer, researcher and scholar. Since 1977 she has pioneered interactive sound installations, sound sculptures, and created sound playgrounds, spatial music systems and some 40 sound installations worldwide. She has curated many sound performances, exhibitions and events. She is an honorary senior research fellow at the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne, where she directs The Australian Sound Design Project, the first online sound art gallery with a searchable data-base.
Albert Mishriki is a sound artist who builds sound sculptures and creates musical compositions featuring synthesisers, harps, kitchen junk, bicycle bits, bells, pieces of cars, springs, plastic pipes and umbrellas. He is a co-curator of Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project, and is currently completing his Honours in Sound Design at the Victorian College of the Arts. http://www.foundsound.blogspot.com
ABOUT 350.ORG Founded by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, 350.org is the first large-scale grassroots global campaign against climate change. Its supporters include leading scientists, the governments of 89 countries, and a huge variety of environmental, health, development and religious NGOs. All agree that current atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases—385 parts per million—are causing damage to the planet and to its most vulnerable people, and that government action at the Copenhagen climate conference is required to bring the earth’s carbon level swiftly down.