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About rosbandt

Dr Ros Bandt is an internationally acclaimed sound artist, composer and sound researcher. She has been the recipient of many international awards grants and commissions for her pioneering work in interactive sound sculptures, installations, sonic archeologies, sound playgrounds and spatial music systems. The Studio of Akustische Kunst WDR, Radio ORF, Transit, ABC have commissioned her original music, and her works are published by New Albion, Wergo, EMI, AMC, Allans Music, Currrency Press, Move Records, Pozitif, Sonic Gallery. She has won the Don Banks Composers award, the highest honour to an Australian Composer and the Sound Art Australia Prize. She has performed at the Paris Autumn Festival, the International Society for Contemporary Music, Warsaw and Bucharest, the Asian Arts Festival Hong Kong, throughout Europe, the U.K., Canada and the USA. In 2010-11 she was based in Greece collaborating with sound artists in Switzerland, Greece, Germany and Turkey. Her sound research is based at the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne where she is the director of the Australian Sound Design Project, a nationwide online multi-media gallery, data base and research facility dedicated to the study of sound design in public space in Australia. This is a cross disciplinary study which crosses the boundaries of art practice and research in new ways. It is funded by an ARC grant from the Australian Government and the Australia Council, the national arts funding body Published writings on sound include 3 books, Hearing Places, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 and Sound sculpture: intersections in sound and sculpture in Australian Artworks, Thames and Hudson, 2001, encyclopaedic entries, and numerous articles. See CV www.rosbandt.com She is currently investigating the box ironbark woodlands in Central Victoria as a year long acoustic sanctuary funded by the Australia Council during 2013.

AN ACOUSTIC SANCTUARY on line, in the air, on the ground. Listening to bush breezes still singing Jaara Jaara country – a wonderful year

Catching the Jaara Jaara windsongs on the breezes. Aunty Alice Kelly said the sounds the harps trapped reached wayback back to the dreamtime bringing us all in together.  So glad they are singing again.They now have a home defining listening … Continue reading

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Nov 3 Premiere Performance of Jaara Jaara Seasons and CD Launch

   People gathering in the bush for  CD launch of Jaara Jaara Seasons Go to Jaara Jaara Seasons CD page at the top to listen to samples. Welcome ceremony: celebrating a year of box-ironbark country Audience (approx. 250 people) wander … Continue reading

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Jaara Jaara seasons rehearsal

Last checks before the performance with Ros, composer and Jim, sound engineer. Jim Atkins,  the surround sound maverick who installed the 6  channel surround sound immersive environment through 55 acres of bush, including the  live feed from the hydrophone in … Continue reading

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Wind Harps in Jaara Jaara Country

  A treasured moment. Listening to the wind in the harps together tuning to the world.

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Wind harps detail

These harps have been composed and recorded in several major works, Mungo in Sonic Archeology CD Move Records, Blue Gold CD  Hearing Places, and now JaaraJaara Seasons CD Available  www.hearingplaces.com Refurbished. oiled, strung and singing

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Aeolian harps coming to Jaara Jaara country

From the Murray River to Lake Mungo, from South Melbourne to Japan, from Lorne to Jaara Jaara country. At home in the acoustic sanctuary.

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Frog symphony from pond to pond

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