Title: A Conversational exploration of sonic practice.
Between 2014 - 2017, I produced a documentary film that centered around experimental sound practice in Melbourne, Australia. The film so far has been screen at The Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, Australia, and also at The Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand.
The trailer is available for viewing above, and below you will find a link below to the full version which has been uploaded to Vimeo after much consideration.
The documentary is an evolving conversation that features thirty one artists: Jenny Barnes, Sean Baxter, Anthea Caddy, Carolyn Connors, Richie Cyngler, Samaan Fieck, Robin Fox, Marco Fusinato, Llara Isabell Arena, Nat Grant, Clinton Green, Mark Groves, Rosalind Hall, Lloyd Honeybrook, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Leo Kavanagh, Nik Kennedy (Bruce McDarryl), Paul Kidney, Carey Knight, Yuka Discobeans, Piers Morgan, Evelyn Ida Morris, Patrick O'brien, Stevie Richards, Adam Simmons, Brad Smith, Solvent Cage, Joel Stern, Joe Talia, Leith Thomas and Brett Thompson.
The film making process was influenced by Dogme 95, in referencing a few of their ideologies. Another major aesthetic consideration was being honest and true to a DIY ethos that exists within the community in which I both filmed and operate within, and pushing myself to create something with minimal tools.
While the content of this film is now available for free, donations are graciously accepted via paypal to help recoup productions costs and film festival expenses, and can be sent to noises (at) toddanderson-kunert (dot) com
Frequently after talking to another artist, Todd Anderson-Kunert found himself thinking of another question he would have liked to have asked them, but didn’t. This film is about what happened if he did ask those questions.
Between 2014 and 2017, in and around Melbourne, Australia, he conversed with a selection of 31 sonic artists, each time for 30 minutes. These conversations were edited down, each time finding a new question he wished he had of asked.
This question was used as the starting point for the next conversation with a completely different artist. This documentary film follows that process.
The conversation engages with a variety of themes, including temporality, performance, fragility, recording, artistic development, and creative process. It also offers an insight into some of the experimental sound communities operating within Melbourne, Australia.