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, memory 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.
His work has been featured in events such as the Adelaide Festival of Arts (2006), The National Regional Arts Festival (2012), Mildura-Wentworth Arts Festival (2013), Fairfax Festival (2013) and Adelaide Fringe Festival (2014); and selected works exhibited at galleries including The Australian Experimental Art Foundation (2009), SASA Gallery (2012, 2015), Light Square Gallery (2012) and FELT Space (2015).
From 2006 to 2007 he directed the Tyndall Assembly, an experimental music concert series held at the Gallery De La Catessen in Adelaide.
Since 2011, he has facilitated the Fleurieu Sound Map.
In 2013, he was the joint recipient of an APRA Art Music Award for Southern Encounter (Country Arts SA, WIRED Lab and participant artists) for Excellence in a Regional Area and Excellence in Experimental Music.
During 2013 and 2014 he was engaged as sound designer for Adelaide-based independant theatre company, five.point.one, contributing to Van Badham’s critically acclaimed Muff (2013) and Notoriously Yours (2014) productions and Ben Brooker’s The Lake (2013).
Recent activities and ongoing research interests have been largely concerned with aspects of memory, the natural world and climate change with artistic engagement in Arts House’s Going Nowhere (2014) and Vitalstatistix’s four-year Climate Century (2014-2018). Current projects included a new commissioned work for the Adelaide City Council (Music For Walkthroughs) and composition/sound design for Ben Brooker’s new theatre production, This Storm.
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