The suikinkutsu is the oldest form of sound art in the world and the first ongoing investigation into the utterly temporal nature of sound and a medium. The suikinkutsu offers a place, and time, within which the listener may connect to kami (ancestors). It’s understanding of time is rhythmic, but not metric, rendering time as a state of elegant flux.
Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. English utilises a variety of approaches including live performance and installation to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.