About the Project

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What Lies Beneath
(small soundworks for the sleepy)

–a collaboration between Lucas Ihlein and Media Arts staff and students at the University of Wollongong.


What is it?
As industry is driven out of the city, we can easily lose touch with what lies beneath our tidy lifestyles: the gritty reality of good old-fashioned NOISE.

In What Lies Beneath, the industrial din which props up Sydney is recuperated through small soundworks, to occupy a place in the slumbering minds of the citizens of the Inner West.

Background to the project:
During the early months of 2011, first year Media Arts students at the University of Wollongong have been making field recordings of the local steel manufacturing and computer dismantling industries.

The students have synthesised, processed and edited these unlistenable sonic vibrations to produce subtle (and beautiful) “wake-up soundtracks” specially designed to structure the transition from sleep to wakefulness.

Click here for info on how it works, and how to take part…

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