sound artist
electroacoustic composer
practice-based researcher

SPECIALTIES

- artistic representations of lived experience of trauma, emotional distress and mental illness
- musique concréte, acousmatic sound and electroacoustic composition
- affect, drama and perceptual disturbance through intense encounters with sound

CURRENT ACTIVITIES / NOW 

- Collaboration with industrial designer Stuart McFarlane on the construction of a new multispeaker, single person sound installation titled, Held Down, Expanding. This work explores insidious forms of power, control and abuse in their relationship lived experience of mental illness. Held Down, Expanding is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria's VicArts Grants program.

- Sound design and dramaturg for theatre director Rebecca Russell's new work in development, TRIGGERED. This show is based on the lived experience of a (mostly) functional woman living with a history of childhood trauma, exploring moments of dissociation through movement, sound, video art and illusion. Collaborating artists include Janette Hoe (movement), Christy Flaws (physical performer), Dohtan Caspi (video) and Ken Evans (set design), with input from trauma-informed psychotherapist Joan Greaves.

- Collaboration with writer & researcher Maria Tumarkin on a project for the Melbourne Immigration Museum, creating text and sound works that reflect on the lasting psychological imprints left by the experience of the immigration.

- Sound design for choreographer Tim Darbyshire's work in development, Tainted Title. The next creative development period will be at Tanzhaus Zürich, October 2017.

- Dissertation writing for a practice-led phd commenced in 2010 for submission in 2018. This research has involved the creation of sound-based artworks that interrogate the lived experience of what might be called mental illness, demedicalised through the framework of perceptual collapse.

- Composition of a new recorded work for CD, titled Love Songs. This piece includes source material taken from sounds sampled from Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (voice), Jim Denley (flute), Emah Fox (voice), Cat Hope (electric bass) and Martin Kay (field recordings). The release date is still unconfirmed. If you would like to be notified of its release please join the mailing list below. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. 

RECENT & UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS

June 8th 2017 (6:30pm): Showing and discussion of new theatre work in development, TRIGGERED, directed by Rebecca Russell @ Clunes Neighbourhood House, Clunes.

July 10th, 13th & 14th 2017: Performance of Your Sickness is Felt in My Body by Decibel New Music, a work they commissioned from Soddell for their After Julia concert. This will be held at Monash University Melbourne on July 10th @ 7:30pm and on the 13th & 14th as part of the  Queensland Music Festival, further information here.

October 7th 2017: Solo concert at Beigungen im Ausland, Berlin.

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