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WIRED Open Day


WIRED Open Day

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2009, Buses leave 5.30pm sharp from Cootamundra Post Office and return by 10.00pm
  • Venue: The WIRED Lab — Muttama, NSW
  • Tickets: $10 children (under 16), $15 concession (seniors, students etc), $20 adults — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

WIRED  O P E N  DAY gives the general public the first opportunity to interact with the ‘wires’ and witness its vast array of creative applications.

The WIRED Lab is a collaborative arts project uniquely located in the rural landscape of South West NSW. In 2007 The WIRED Lab was established to create a site for artists, scientists and audiences to expand upon æolian traditions, environmental sonification, ‘wire’ music and research originally developed by Alan Lamb. Since its inception many Australian and international artists have visited The WIRED Lab, their research continues, and October 31st is the first of many future open days.

Performing at WIRED  O P E N  DAY will be the original wire maestro Alan Lamb and his core crew of collaborators Dave Noyze, Garry Bradbury, Oren Ambarchi and Robin Fox. Each artist will be presenting unique ruminations of the ‘wires’ sonic capacities. Dave Noyze and Alan Lamb will perform live mixes of this dynamic instrument; Garry Bradbury provides a live mix in the pitch of ‘B’ (also the pitch of Bees in chorus!) for a ‘great bow’ acoustic performance by Alan Lamb; Oren Ambarchi treats the wires like a giant guitar and amplifier; and Robin Fox utilises wire sounds to control a laser beam across the surface of water.

Commencing in the late afternoon audiences will be bussed from Cootamundra to The WIRED Lab site for a multi-sensory experience of site and sound. From sunset to nightfall audiences will experience the immense dynamic range and capacity of a musical instrument spanning hundreds of metres across the landscape. Affectionately called '... nature's microphone' by WIRED Lab curator Sarah Last, the ‘wires’ and the WIRED  O P E N  DAY program expands many horizons, and will radically shift paradigms of art, music and space.

BOOKING MUST BE MADE by 11am Friday 30th October to reserve your place. PLEASE NOTE: The WIRED Lab is also a working farm and audience numbers are strictly limited.

TRANSPORTATION: Buses depart Cootamundra Post Office, Wallendoon Street for The WIRED Lab. Price includes bus fare and entry to The WIRED Lab site.

ATTIRE: Covered shoes must be worn, you will be in a paddock with long grasses & rocks etc. At nightfall the temperature can drop so bring something warm.

MEALS: available on site at an additional cost. Supper will be available at WIRED O P E N DAY courtesy of the Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre (CCACC), all proceeds to the CCACC building fund. Drinks, tea and coffee will be available on site. No food, drink or animals to be brought on premises.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6943 6222

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