11 окт. 2012 г.

Lawrence English

Lawrence English is media artist, composer and curator based in Brisbane, Australia. Working across a broad range of aesthetic investigations, English’s work is eclectic characterised by long-term explorations into themes surrounding audio/visual environments, found sound/vision, subtle transformation of public space and sonic art works that exist at the very edge of perception.

For over a decade, English’s audio explorations have sprawled across a range of areas with editions published on respected labels such as Touch, 12K and Winds Measure. Sonically, his work calls into question the established relationships between sound and structure – traversing experimental soundscapes and free improvisation to sheering rhythmic works and concréte-influenced compositions, his published works span a dynamic array of fields. London’s Time Out referred to his output as ‘ambient twisted soundscapes and challenging sonic scree’, and U.S. sound journal, Signal To Noise described English’s work as ‘extraordinarily gorgeous modern music concréte’. In recent years English has recorded, performed and improvised with the likes of David Toop, Terry Riley, Keith Whitman, Damo Suzuki, DJ Olive, Philip Samartzis, Scanner, Janek Schaefer and KK Null amongst others.

Diversity of practice is again the case with English’s installation practice. His 2008 ‘Trio For Objects’ presented three discrete sound installations (one kinetic, one ‘prepared’ and one sculptural) which when experienced in situ created a ‘related sound field’. By contrast, the 3-screen video installation Ghost Towns, seeks to create an abstract ‘virtual map’ of remote Australian spaces. In 2006 English produced a series of sound art works specifically for the deaf and hearing impaired communities under the title ‘Silence Listening’. These works were amongst the first of their kind in the world, exploring and examining the notions of isolation and sonic interaction within these communities.

English has acted as producer on a number of full-length recordings for a variety of artists including Japan’s avant-pop icon Tujiko Noriko, post-industrialist Ben Frost’s ‘Theory Of Machines’, Tokyo based psychedelic folk collective Tenniscoats and Australian noise-pop unit The Rational Academy. He has been commissioned to produce compositional works with avant-circus troupe Circa and theatre groups including Bonemap. English also acted as the musical consultant on the Barbican commissioned theatre work The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Outside of his recording and art commissions, Lawrence English curates a number of ongoing sound events including fabrique at Brisbane Powerhouse, Mono at the Institute Of Modern Art and Syncretism/NineHoursNorth at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. He produces the annual Room40 festival Open Frame and co-produces a number of other festivals including Sound Polaroids, Liquid Architecture and Frankly!. He continues to curate numerous art exhibitions including Melatonin – Meditations On Sound In Sleep (for Next Wave Festival), Airport Symphony (for the Queensland Music Festival), Small Scores (for Valley Fiesta Festival) and Audible Geography (for University Of Tasmania. He has presented on radio as part of Triple J’s Soundlab program and he continues to produce an extensive range of radio documents and sound works for programs such as the BBC’s World Service. His writing can be found regularly in journals such as The Wire, Signal To Noise, Paris Transatlantic, Cyclic Defrost, Vital Weekly, Time Off and many other online outlets.

English’s imprint and multi-arts organisation ::ROOM40:: maintains a steady release schedule from an eclectic array of Australian and international artists. 

See also compilations with Lawrence's participation:

Ask for download links in comments.

43 комментария:

  1. i´ll a have a look at my hdd. meanwhile try slovak contemporary music http://www39.zippyshare.com/v/34520055/file.html
    compro = compositon + improvisation. enjoy :)
    the cd is an attachment to slovakian magazine Vlna, the pdf files are in slovak language. hard to get, so it´s a gift.

  2. is it possible Incongrous Harmonies' link please? thanks in advance!!

  3. thanks for Incongrous link, but it's not 320kb :P

    1. I re-uped the album in 320 kbps - you may download it again with upgraded bitrate

  4. Lawrence English ‎– Happiness Will Befall (2008)
    Lawrence English ‎– For/Not For John Cage (2012)
    Tujiko Noriko, Lawrence English & John Chantler ‎– U (2008)

    would you mind?

  5. Map51f9
    Midnight / Midweek
    Happiness Will Befall
    Smallfish 15.09.05

    Could you please...?

    btw, do you know I/O3 (Heinz Riegler, Lawrence English, Tam Patton)? They released together two records only, this is one of them:


    I can upload the other one.

  6. Thank you.

    ...and Ghost Towns? I thought I had it but I was wrong.

    Nice blog, btw. Good taste.

  7. Thanks a lot!

    I think there's a mistake in the Map51f9 link (it leads to Smallfish...)

  8. Can you link me too:
    Suikinkutsu No Katawara Ni
    Lonely Women's Club
    It's up to us to Live

    Thanks in advance.

  9. Can I Please get links for the following works
    2006 - One Plus One [with Philip Samartzis] - 320 Kbps
    2007 - Plateau [with Ai Yamamoto] - 320 Kbps
    2007 - Merola Shoulders [with Domenico Sciajno] - 320 Kbps
    2008 - Euphonia [with Tom Hall] - 320 Kbps
    2008 - Studies For Stradbroke - 320 Kbps
    2011 - Acute Inbetweens [with Stephen Vitiello] - 320 Kbps

    That would be amazing. Thankyou for a great site + wonderfully creative artists

  10. Hi there. Thanks so much for your fantastic blog! I was wondering if you would be so kind as to give links for Boombana Echoes and Slow Walkers. Thanks in advance.....

  11. Анонимный9 июня 2014 г., 04:48

    this 2010 - Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy And Epilogue - 320 Kbps ?

  12. Анонимный10 июня 2014 г., 07:42

    thank u very much :)!

  13. Would you please provide a link for Wilderness Of Mirrors?

  14. hi could you post 『2007 - For Varying Degrees Of Winter』 ?
    thank you !!!!

  15. Hi, can you link, please, Suikinkutsu (2006), Alberto Boccardi / Lawrence English - Split (2013), LERFAUSNZNWSD12006 / LERFAUSNZNWSD22006 (2006), Site-Listening: Brisbane (2010), Incongruous Harmonies (2010), Parting Waves (2014) & Japan Tour Cassette (2009)? Many, many, many thanks!

  16. Could I please get:

    2008 - Kiri No Oto
    2015 - Viento

  17. Hi! May I have link for 2013 - "The Rocks That Tear The Ocean". Thank You!M

  18. Анонимный25 июня 2016 г., 22:39

    2009 - A Colour For Autumn