Monday, July 28, 2008

Final Presentations

Thanks everyone for an excellent final performance and installation..
Well done.. I have had some really good feedback...
Will post video soon..
I am looking forward to some comments and future works!

Lynne ...

Here is a snap of us all after the final performance.... and a few glasses of wine :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Many Thanks

The Synergy Project would like to thank the in-kind support of the Electronic Music Unit (EMU) Adelaide University, specifically Christian Haines and Peter Sansom...

Thanks guys... Lynne

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 7 .. Projection with Cindi Drennan

Experiments with projection in 3d space... Live city feed.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Live Art > some places

hey synergy team - was great to work with you all that last 2 days. excellent work being made and some great risks being taken. you look like a good ensemble. work on that! anyhow - below some places of live art interest:

forced entertainment (uk performance collective i mentioned)

some great excerpts from 'tragedia endogonidia' - by italian group, societas raffaello sanzio (a lot of disturbances and exquisite perversions)

pvi collective (perth-based media/performance group i work with as a sound artist)

live art development agency (uk-based, but a great resource of downloadable texts, online book store, links...)

performance space (sydney centre for interdisciplinary arts/contemporary performance)

unreasonable adults (my live art collective)


some adelaide dates you might want to put in your diary if you want to see me do stuff ;-)

8 august - felt space (12 compton st, adelaide)
a sound art performance
myself, tristan louth-robins, ii (melbourne)
entry by donation - 7pm

fri 15 & sat 16 august
in-progress live screening/installation/performance
unreasonable adults: "if not for you then who: essays on fear & desire"
@ headquarters studio
15 kingston avenue, richmond sa
free entry : 7:30pm
rsvp to jason (at) unreasonablefilms (dot) com

fri 29 august
my album launch (of sound art/experimental music)
with tristan louth-robins
EMU space (5th floor, schulz building!)
$10 - 8pm

if ya wanna join the live performance mailing list send me 'subscribe to performance' email to jason (at) unreasonablefilms (dot) com


ok if i think of other things i'll post 'em during the week.

have a great rest-of-synergy.


Day 6 .. Performance

Everyone participates in the Manifesto exercise

Lorelei and Mary's performance outcome.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Final Mic Exercise

Day 5.. Performance / sound with Jason Sweeney

Matt Huppatz performing the mic exercise
Niki Sperou, Ben Moss, Laura Wills and a drum machine..

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hardware Workshop Links - 16/7/2008

Arduino and Physical Computing
Official Arduino Page
Littlebird Electronics

Circuit Bending
Reed Ghazala's Anti-theory Workshop
Circuit Bending on
Bill T Miller's List of Links

Recommended Reading
Circuit-Bending: Build Your Own Alien Instruments by Reed Ghazala

Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects by Tom Igoe

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking by Nicolas Collins

Day 4 ... Electronics and Hardware Hacking

Seb Tomczak demonstrates hardware hacking to Mary Sladdin and Chris Bang.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Day 2 - Collaboration

The collaborative process with Teresa Crea.
Ideas wall.

Niki Sperou and Lorelei Siegloff .... collaborative exercise.

Journey through Port

1 minute version of a 3960.20 seconds lunch at Largs pier..

Day 1 ... Travels in the Port

Friday July 11 - a bus journey to Port Adelaide's warehouse areas. We got to know each other over lunch at the Largs Pier Hotel. It's fun being a tourist in your own city. Here is a photo of most of the participants..


Friday, July 11, 2008


Hey everyone,

today was a great opportunity to meet you all, thanks Lynne. Thought I'd share my website so folks can get a sense of the work I've done recently,

Cheers, Lorelei

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Congratulations to these people for being selected to do the Synergy Project Incubator.
I am looking forward to meeting you on our bus journey to Port Adelaide on Friday July 11.
You might want to post something about yourselves here. ... Thanks Lynne

Chris Bang
Vinny Bhagat
Steve Glass
Matt Huppatz
Ben Moss
Lorelei Siegloff
Mary Sladdin
Niki Sperou
Laura Wills

Monday, July 7, 2008

Workshop Presenters

Teresa Crea works across media as a writer, director and creative producer. She has an extensive background in theatre, radio, film and most recently, in live arts/new media. She has received several awards for her contribution to the Australian Arts and is recognized for her work in cultural diversity.
She has commissioned and directed projects in live art and installation/digital media, and recently created a series of sound and performance installations in Adelaide, Perth and Singapore. As a creator and director, Crea finds herself working with an increasingly broad spectrum of artists, across a variety of platforms. Working with large inter-disciplinary, cross media teams has required her to act as a translator, mediator, negotiator and curator. Teresa is a recipient of Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship in New Media, granted for her to further research hybrid, cross platform, and cross - cultural practice. She is currently working with Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Centre as a creative facilitator in visual story at its Australian Campus.

Sebastian Tomczak is a music technologist, performer and composer based in Adelaide. He is a tutor and lecturer at the Electronic Music Unit, Adelaide University, and is currently undergoing his Masters of Music Technology. Sebastian has presented a number of papers at various national conferences and will be presenting at the International Computer Music Conference 2008. He has a keen interest in hardware and software development in regards to physical computing for use in musical performance and unique control methods. Individuals across the globe have built and learnt from his musical inventions including his water-surface music instrument, The Toriton.

Jason Sweeney is a sound artist, musician and performer who has created over a decade of solo and collaborative work both nationally and internationally. He has developed and presented work at such places as Banff Centre (Canada), Performance Space (NSW), SPILL Festival (UK), NADINE (Brussels, Belgium), Australian Centre for Moving Image (VIC), Time_Place_Space1 (Wagga Wagga) and CIA Studios (WA). In 2002 he co-founded the collective, Unreasonable Adults, who have toured world-wide. He composed the sound-score for Chunky Move’s I Want to Dance Better at Parties for Melbourne International Arts Festival. He has been releasing experimental and electronic music internationally with Pretty Boy Crossover since 1998.

Cindi Drennan is an Australian multimedia artist working in a variety of contexts from public art, to site specific installations, events, theatre, and live electronic media performance. She works within communities to create site-specific installations transforming public spaces with illusionary and illuminated arts. Her work combines techniques of film-making, illustration and lighting, with architecture, sculpture, and performance. Most recent projects include " the Light Pirates" a series of video projections in the public spaces of Port Augusta SA, and "Wish" a mythical story using an old sandstone church in Wollombi NSW as the backdrop and storybook. For more info visit:

Alison Currie
Alison’s current work 42a received independent triennial project funding from Arts SA 2008-2010, and will premier at the Experimental Art Foundation, June 08. She interned with The Builders Association media and performance company, NY in 2005. Solon Ulbrich has been a mentor to Alison’s work since 2002. A Helpmann Academy mentorship 2004 between Alison and Amanda Phillips has lead to her continued work as a performer and rehearsal director in Australia and China. In 2004, 2005 Alison performed with Restless Dance Company on Sustenance directed by Kat Worth and Daisy Brown, and Vocabulary collaboration with ADT directed by Garry Stewart.