Electronic sound artist Panos Couros brings together the poetry and songs of First Nation artists, the knowledge of bio-scientists, the pulses and beats of electronic music, and the mating calls of frogs to create a large-scale immersive sound environment that challenges the audience to actively listen to the natural world around us.
The technology-based three-dimensional sound artwork highlights the essential role of frogs in the environment and as indicators of its health. It draws attention to the ancient wisdoms of First Nations people alongside the data-driven discoveries of contemporary scientific research dedicated to understanding the current mass extinction events that our frog populations are experiencing in Australia, and the subsequent loss of biodiversity this is causing.
Panos asks audiences to focus on the sensational wonder of the environmental world and listen to the music created by nature in the hope that by being present and attentive, we may reveal what is really happening around us and understand the life-giving story of our natural surroundings.
Other information about AmphiSonic: panx.com.au/amphisonic
Litoria latopalmata Broad-palmed Rocket Frog (Photo: Siyavash Doostkhah)
The artist will be on site mixing sound throughout Curiocity.
About the Creators
Principle artist – Panos Couros
First Nations Yankunytjatjara Poet – Ali Cobby Eckermann
Lead Scientist – A/Prof Lee Berger
Herpetologist – Danielle Wallace
First Nations Vocals – Ursula Yovich
Music – The Doon Doon Collective – Greta Kelly, Siyavash Doostkhah, Amanda King, Panos Couros
Voice – Jane Phegan
Panos Couros is a sound designer and composer with a history of creating and presenting public multi-channel/surround soundscapes and sound installations, and has produced these across the country. He also creates work for theatre, dance and multimedia, much of which has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally.
For more information: panx.com.au
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