Sound Offering VI
16 November 2019
Join Brisbane-based sound artist Amelia McLeish, for the sixth edition of Sound Offering, Boxcopy’s monthly program that invites sound artists and experimental musicians to produce an evening of listening.
I’m Sure They’ll Be Okay, or Atleast I Hope So… (2019) is a site-specific sound art performance which utilises field recordings, found sounds, and synthesisers.
In this work McLeish utilises multiple speakers placed precariously around the room that may change position during the performance. Beginning as an ambient performance, the work develops textural layers and tension through increasingly jarring feedback loops and odd sounds. Field recordings are employed, building off of the ideas of sound artists such as John Cage and movements such as Fluxus.
McLeish appropriates the aesthetics of musical performance to emphasise the “symphony which permeates the everyday”.
Hear McLeish perform, followed by a conversation with the artist about her practice.
Amelia McLeish is an emerging contemporary visual and sound artist from Brisbane, Australia. McLeish’s practice investigates the functions of the artistic space through the usage of sound, installation and sculptural readymades. Her practice is deeply rooted in conceptual art with a keen focus on institutional critique and the aesthetics of spaces, particularly art spaces. McLeish engages in sound through the use of field recordings, found sounds, DAW based Synthesisers, and occasionally, non-musical objects.