the megaphone project

Sydney Children’s Festival

Carriageworks October 2008

Performance attendants: Sally Smith, David Wells, Carolyn Connors, Tom Davies, Jesse Stevens, Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey.

This installation had several flavours, depending on the day of the week and time of day.
After a great opening event, with interactions between performers and audience, we settled into the attendants role. Small performance events rose and fell during the day, with a really experienced team of improvisers.

A free workshop in sound composition was delivered to three different groups of children, involving multi-channel environmental recording, manipulation and mixdown to pieces that the participants then emailed to themselves. Quite a depth of focussed listening was achieved, as well as an exploration of the possibilities of free and/or demonstration software.

The interior location was extremely echoic, and filled rapidly with children and adults. So this installation was a dense and busy experience that reverberated the lofty Carriageworks space.

Thanks to the enthusiasm and support given by Carriageworks staff.