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Update: Recipients Announced

MLIVE and Monash University Performing Arts Centres are proud to announce Ciaran Frame and Natasha Anderson as the recipients of the David Li Sound Gallery Commission. Created as part of  the University’s MLIVE performing arts program, both artists will present unique pieces of work available for public viewing in 2021.


The Urban Forest – Ciaran Frame

Ciaran Frame is a composer and educator based in Melbourne. Having completed his Honours degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Ciaran is passionate about cross-disciplinary collaboration and education, working at the intersection of data, technology, and music. His work has been featured and premiered around Australia and internationally, with recent projects including a regional pilot program of synthesiser workshops for young children, as well as making music out of lichen in the Arctic Circle.

The Urban Forest is an installation and performative work that situates the audience in a multi-sensory, experiential world, foregrounding and celebrating the diversity of tree species using data on every living tree in the Melbourne CBD. The work aims to shift existing perspectives on Melbourne’s representation of life  by creating new and meaningful interpretations of the nature that surrounds our city.

To find out more about Ciaran click here.


Animorph – Natasha Anderson

Photo Credit: Marion Innocenzi

Natasha Anderson is an Australian composer, musician, and installation artist. She makes instrumental, audiovisual and acousmatic works in a variety of forms; from solo performance and notated scores, to installation and multichannel diffusion. Her primary interest lies in creating idiosyncratic, preternatural electronic sounds from acoustic sources, and exploring these sounds’ relationship to their live physical source.

Improvising with, and between, the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’ in sound, space and figuration, Animorph is a work conceived as an experiment in shape-shifting across dimensions. It will use a form of ‘meta-instrument’ — a Paetzold contrabass recorder integrated with laptop software via a tailored sensor environment. This sensor system, mounted onto the surfaces and under the keys of the instrument, means all electronics — both sonic and spatio-acoustic — will be organically controlled in real-time by gestural energy.

To find out more about Natasha click here.