Hello and welcome to this site where you can find audio pieces and other treats. I’m Anna and I set up this site to post old and new audio projects that do not necessarily fall into a particular genre, but are typical of my explorative nature. This site is home to an eclectic mix of work that demonstrates a genuine fascination and passion with audio as an expressive medium spanning many years. A web presence with professional projects is under construction, stay tuned.
Making audio projects for over twenty-five years has led to explorations of many kinds. Project genres include; film, theatre, performance, radio, television and installations.
Utilising live instrumentation (guitar – electric, acoustic and slide, violin, percussion, baglamas, clarinet), field recordings, sampling and voice my work intersects song, soundscape and score.
Working from my studio in Melbourne I explore stereo and quadrophonic mixing for my own projects and commissions.
Collaborations across genres have been with Brown Cab Productions (Heart is Wasteland, The Hunter, My Lovers Bones, In the light of the Shadow), Illbidjerri Theatre (Foley, Body Armour, Tiddalik), Steve Stelios Adam (Revealed, Eel Trap, Fuge of the Infinite Loop, Singing Scar Tree), Dee and Cornelius (SHIT), The Treaters (Outlaws, Ther-Happy, The Little Worlds of the Treater Universe), Maree Clarke (Ritual and Ceremony) and Robyne Latham (The Empty Coolamon’s) to name a few.
Conceptual and practical performance development has been with Helen Sharp and John Howard and Margaret Cameron as part of Performance Practicum, In the company of Others. With John Brennand there has been sustained sounding (vocal) training of focused body, breath and vocal work.
Formal stuff: Diploma in Sound Therapy, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Bachelor of Education, Honours in Fine Art and are currently a Master of Education candidate, Deakin University. As an Aboriginal woman making connections through Indigenous and Arts-based methodologies, embodying practices and decolonising theories inform current research, teaching and making practices. For 20-years I have worked in education and currently work as a specialised curriculum developer and teacher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health education.
I was born, live and make most of my work on the lands of the Kulin Nations. I would like to pay my respects to Elders past, present and future. I also acknowledge survivors of the Stolen Generations, and their children.