THEMBI SODDELL
sound artist
​electroacoustic composer

practice-based researcher

NEW ALBUM 'LOVE SONGS' AVAILABLE
NOW IN-STORE AND THROUGH ROOM40 EMPORIUM
SPECIALTIES

- Artistic representations of lived experience of trauma, emotional distress and mental illness
- Musique concréte, acousmatic sound and electroacoustic composition
- Affect, drama, perceptual disturbance and meditative experience through intense encounters with sound

RECENT ACTIVITIES  & NOW 

- Held Down, Expanding at Mona Foma 2018. A 14.2 speaker single person sound installation inside a pitch black box. Coming soon to Melbourne and Clunes.

- Sound design for Tainted Title, a new work in development by choreographer Tim Darbyshire. 

- Sound design and dramaturg for Triggered, a new work in development by Rebecca Russell. 

- 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.

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

- Residency at Cove Park, Scotland UK, thanks to Cryptic and SUBSTATION.
BOOK NOW for 'HELD DOWN, EXPANDING' in Melbourne - a new multispeaker sound and text installation by Thembi Soddell, for a single listener at a time. Free but bookings essential.
RECENT & UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS (2018)

July 6: Paper & Performance at the Gender Diversity in Music Making conference at Monash University, Melbourne

May 5-6: Held Down, Expanding at Booktown, Clunes

April 26-29: Held Down, Expanding at Liquid Architecture's Polyphonic Social, Melbourne

April 12: Love Songs release date, Worldwide

March 23: Love Songs album preview at SUBSTATION, Melbourne

March 3: Love Songs album preview at Mengi, Reykjavik, Iceland

January 19-21: Held Down, Expanding at MOFO 2018, Hobart

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