Friz + Leonardson performing at Union Docs, Brooklyn April 2013
Selected Sonic Installations, Performances, and Feature-Length Radio Art/Works:
under lines (2015): new commissioned audio/visual work for CONA, Ljubljana Slovenia, as part of their Duos series. under lines is a series of sonic observations, dreams, and nightmares of urban infrastructures gathered from temporary living in multiple cities.
Two Sleeps (2015): new commissioned radio art piece for UK-based Radio Arts, departing from the topic of Dreamlands. A piece concerned with rising and falling; a dream about air and a dream about water.
Telefunken Twins (2014-2015): live performance created with Konrad Korabiewski for multi-channel radio, featuring two vintage Telefunken Bajazzo radio/cassette decks, multiple micro-FM transmitters, and a chorus of supporting radio receivers. We employ lo-fi instruments, spectral monitoring, and intricate feedback systems to craft an expressive and intimate world from the sensuality of signal and noise. Commissioned as live in-studio performance for ORF Kunstradio, Austrian national public radio in April 2015.
Breakwater (2014): Breakwater considers the meeting of the sea-air surface along with the added dimension of electro-magnetic activity, particularly radio waves, at the point where signals cross, mingle, and agitate one another. Four or eight-channel composition consisting of a series of boundary interactions between sound and signal, transposing between fluid and electro-magnetic media, mechanical and radio waves, featuring field recordings from underwater, from an old navy breakwater, and from shortwave and middlewave radio.
Trilogy for Night and Radio: Radiotelegraph, Night Fall, Relay (2013-2014): a meditation on shifts in time, the materiality of signals, and the affectiveness of space, understood between remote locations and the collaborative exchange between myself and multimedia artist Konrad Korabiewski. Commissioned by Radio National/ Australian public radio to air November 2014. Produced by Skálar FM.
What Isn’t There (2014): composition and sound design for multi-screen film installation by Toronto-based Public Studio. The work returns to the sites of former Palestinian villages that were abandoned after 1948.
Five Times (less a hundred) (2012), multi-channel audio installation. Commissioned by An Audio Gallery, Second Site Collective, Vancouver B.C.
Zero Hour/Uncoordinated Universal Time (2012/2014), suite for broadcast. 60 min segment, 5 hour suite, or endless loop. Premiere live on-air and on-line performance, Mobile Radio BSP, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paolo Brasil. October 31, 2012. Longer versions premiered on radioCONA 2014.
Tuner (2011), suite for broadcast. 50 minutes. Premiere live on-air on-line performance, ORF Kunstradio, cultural channel of the Austrian national public radio, Vienna Austria. December 4, 2011.
Domestic Wireless, Dust (2009) -site-specific 5-channel radio transmitter, receiver and antenna installation
Respire (2008-2009) –performance and installation
The Joy Channel (2007/2009) with Emmanuel Madan –performance and composition for broadcast (stereo and 5.1), commissioned for Radiovisionen: 250 Jahre Radio, Berlin, Germany.
Somewhere a voice is calling (2007/2014) with Absolute Value of Noise and Glenn Gear –audio/visual performance. Remixed and extended as a generative composition together with Absolute Value of Noise.
La vida secreta de la radio/The Secret Life of Radio (2005) –live multi-channel performance
Who are the people in the radio? (2005) –installation
Vacant City Radio(2005) –composition (for radio broadcast, and self-released on CD)
Radio is everywhere in their dreams (2004) composition and (2008) performance
The Clandestine Transmissions of Pirate Jenny (2000/2002) –composition, live performance, radio intervention
There’s a risk of arrest if you turn right (2001) with Richard Williams –composition for radio broadcast
Silence Descends (1999) group residency at the Western Front –compositions released on CD produced by the Western Front, and generative audio stream as part of “Sound Drifting” at Ars Electronica 1999.
B.E.A.R. (1998) with Sharon Feder –live performance/action