DEEP CREATURES /// THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

DEEP CREATURES

THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

 

A sonic and video media performance

Called to the sea by The Following (performed by The Amplified Elephants) – a council of benevolent interdimensional aliens – a young woman is taken to a sunken ship where she unlocks a giant clay urn unleashing the godlike creature from within. She is transformed by this radical experience.

The Amplified Elephants dive to great auditory and visual depths linking sonic art; video art; deep ocean creatures and their own take on the infinite brilliance of the creative mind. At times ambient; at times oceanic; at times strident with powerful sonic waves. The show resonates with a love of the sea and a calling to protect our beloved blue planet.The Elephants perform their latest work with a gathering of electronic instruments and sound-making devices distributed through a video screen-scattered performance space.

THE ALBUM

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

JOLTED Arts Space, FUSE Spring Festival: 15-17 September 2022

PBS 106.7FM Full Show Playback (Album Launch): 29 November 2020

Footscray Community Arts, JOLT Festival 2019: 21 September 2019

 

SUPPORTED BY

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. This project was commissioned by The City of Melbourne and Flash Forward. The album was released on Heavy Machinery Records. The work was presented for radio by PBS 106.7FM during lockdowns. The work was premiered in concert form for FUSE Spring 2022 (City of Darebin).

 

         

          

       

Featuring

Steven Hagiliassis

Steven Hagiliassis

STEVEN HAGILIASSIS Sound Artist / Media Artist   Steven Hagiliassis has been involved with JOLT for the last 6 months as part of the Sonic Adventurers Collective, but has been producing grand musical explorations for many years under his performance names,...

Teagan Connor

Teagan Connor

TEAGAN CONNOR voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion author / visual artist   Having joined The Amplified Elephants in 2013 and the Sonic Adventurers in 2023, Connor has rapidly developed her sonic talents locally and abroad. Connor’s work...

Jay Euesden

Jay Euesden

JAY EUESDEN synthesisers / electronics / percussion   Along with Robyn McGrath and Kathryn Sutherland, Euesden is a founding member of The Amplified Elephants (2006-). Euesden’s practice is focused on minimalist sonic patterns, usually realising these ideas through...

Robyn McGrath

Robyn McGrath

ROBYN MCGRATH synthesizers / electronics   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants – a sound art ensemble – it was McGrath who originally thought of the name for the group. McGrath joined the Sonic Adventurers Collective in 2020. Sonically, McGrath primarily...

Daniel Munnery

Daniel Munnery

DANIEL MUNNERY computer-based sound maker Joining The Amplified Elephants in 2012, Daniel has quickly developed an oeuvre as an electronic laptop-based sound artist. Mentored by JOLT director James Hullick and sound artist Steve Richards (aka Cleaning Lady), Daniel...

Kathryn Sutherland

Kathryn Sutherland

KATHRYN SUTHERLAND voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / percussion   A founding member of The Amplified Elephants (founded 2006), Kathryn explores the physicality of making creative sound. Kathryn is also a founding member of Sonic Adventurers...

Esther Tuddenham

Esther Tuddenham

ESTHER TUDDENHAM voice / synthesizers / electronic music / poetry   Esther is a sound artist, poet, photographer and intermedia creative mind. Esther explores human emotions and their utterance in her work. In 2021 Esther completed her book of poetry and...

Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters

NATALIE WALTERS sound artist Natalie Walters is an electronic music sound artist. Her practise is focused on computer-based creation, with a unique voice featuring luscious soundscapes and long-form ambient textures with pointillistic percussion. Walters released her...