Sonic Sites

Sonic Sites is the sonic and phenomenological exploration of different environments – natural and built – at the renowned Bundanon property.

Through a process of creative play investigating the potential of different kinds of physical and acoustic spaces and structures, director of Sonic Sites Claire Edwardes will work with Ensemble Offspring musicians and a selection of local musicians, artists (all of whom have a connection to the Bundanon property through the artist in residence program or their locality) and children, to respond to and sonically activate the site.
The process will also involve a collaboration with video artist Sam James, whose interest in sensory responses to natural and cultural spaces through the creation of light phenomena, is a beautiful complement to and layering of the project.

Sam’s work is a response to site and the need to affect the digital image with a human touch. Working closely with the artists, Sam will set up time-based improvisations at different sites using a ‘light drawing’ technique, which he has been developing over the last few years. The attachment of small lights to the musicians’ bodies and instruments will mean that as they play and move in response to the site at dusk, their movements will be recorded and transformed into patterns of light.


Saturday 31 October Bundanon Homestead, Illaroo
Community workshops in the Shoalhaven throughout 2020


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (bass clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Sam James (visuals)
Brenda Gifford (2020 First Nations Composer in Residence)
Annette Tesoriero (singer)
Jodi Phillis (singer)
Nowra East Public School (singers)