Sound Offering II: Paul Young
20 July 2019
Join Brisbane-based sound artist and composer Paul Young for the second edition of Sound Offering, Boxcopy’s monthly program that invites sound artists and experimental musicians to produce an evening of listening.
Each performance is followed by a critical discussion with the artist as a way to generate discourse around contemporary sound practices. In this instalment, at the IMA, Paul Young will present his project Michael followed by a discussion of his practice.
Michael explores marginalised sound design practices; electronically processing field recordings and audio samples before appropriating minimalist, aleatoric, and improvisational compositional methods. Michael‘s debut album Care crafts brutal yet delicate soundscapes as an emotional response to the polemics, ideologies, and rhetoric of subliminal human experiences.
Sound Offering II is presented by Boxcopy in partnership with the IMA.
Paul Young is a Brisbane based composer, sound artist, curator and researcher. His project Michael launched the album Care through hellosQuare records in 2018. He was selected as a musician-in-residence at the Gallery of Modern Art and was the sound designer for the production of Prayers to Broken Stone, by Boutique Theatre. He was the sound designer/composer for Subconsciously Done that premiered at the SuperCell festival, and was commissioned by HeartBeast Theatre to design a six-channel immersive soundscape for a dystopian adaption of Hamlet. Young artistically directed and produced the documentary films Flood Plains, that premiered at the Brisbane Festival, and Malady, that premiered at the Brisbane Emerging Artists Festival.
Boxcopy is an artist-run organisation dedicated to creating a platform for the experimental and innovative practices of Australian artists. They support artists to develop and present new works in a critical context, through our program of exhibitions, events, publications and discussions.