Several hydrophone recordings made in the Goolwa (East Fleurieu) area using a the DIY built hydrophone ‘Violet’. These recordings have been mixed together to create a work-in-progress composite sound image. A majority of the recordings here are the result of the hydrophone being buried in sand near the water to capture the sonic environment of the substrate. Notable elements include: wind ‘playing’ the exposed XLR cable, the dynamic peaks of sand and other small particles moving past or making contact with the hydrophone, and the ‘groan’ of large densities of sand shifting in close proximity to the hydrophone. Basic fades, spatilisation, EQ and filtering have been employed to render a consistent sound image and accentuate the respective qualities of these sounds.
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Tristan Louth-Robins (*1981, Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian artist working principally in the medium of sound art. Ideas of sound and its signification are key elements in Louth-Robins' work, traversing the space between the visual and aural his sound art is realised through the mediums of recordings, installation and performance. He is interested in sound and its associative implications - including its relationship to objects, technology, urban space and the natural world. Since 2005 Louth-Robins has performed and exhibited work in Australia and internationally as a solo artist, whilst occasionally collaborating with visual artists, musicians and performers. In 2010 he completed his MA at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, South Australia. View all posts by tristanlouthrobins