Colin Black

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Colin Black is an Australian experimental music composer, sonic media arts practitioner, radio artist and researcher. Black won the 2003 Prix Italia Award in the category of Best Radio Music – Composed Work for composing and producing The Ears Outside My Listening Room (duration 52 minutes).


Black's commissions to create major works include the following organisations: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Český rozhlas, Deutschlandradio, Parramatta Heritage Centre, Lismore City Council and Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA). His works have been selected for events including En Red O 2000 music festival in Barcelona, Spain, the Festival Synthese in Bourges, France, Rencontres Musiques Nouvelles, Lunel France, 60x60 Pacific Basin Regional Concert Los Angeles USA, Zèppelin 2004-Festival de Arte Sonoro in Barcelona, Spain, Hipersonica 2004 in São Paulo, Brazil, The Literature Sound Barrier 2002 in Wien, Austria, Sydney University's Live Wires concerts '97, '98, and Melbourne's Extatic Concert for the Next Wave festival '98. In 2010 he was artist in residence at WORM, a Rotterdam based institute for avant garde music and art.

Major works[edit]

The Ears Outside My Listening Room (2002) [1]

Soundprints: Sealed in Sweden (2011) [2]

Kilian's Antipodean Dream' (2010) [3]

Soundprints: The Prague Pressings (2008) [4]

Soundprints: The Greek Imprints Series (2004)

Greek Imprints: The Asklepia and the Conscious Dreamer (2004)

Longing, Love and Loss (2008)

The Butter Churn Sound Sculpture (2007)

Alien In The Landscape (2007)

Dusk (2006)

The Flood (Soundscape) (2004)

Parramatta: People & Place installation (2001)

The Variety Show at The End of The World (1999)

118, 120, 122 (part one ) (1998)

Written Publications[edit]

“An Overview of Spatialised Broadcasting Experiments With a Focus on Radio Art Practices” Organised Sound, Volume 15 No. 3, 2010. ISSN: 1355-7718. [5]

“Radiokonst Enligt Svensk Modell” translated into Swedish by Andreas Engström, Nutida Musik, # 2, 2011. ISSN: 1652-6082

“An Overview of Australian Radiophonic and Radio Art Practices”, World New Music Magazine No. 20, 2010. International Society for Contemporary Music. ISSN: 1019-7117.

“Radio Art: An Acoustic Media Art Form,” 4th Media Art Scoping Study Symposium, 4 July 2009, Melbourne. [6]

“Radio Art: Broadcast or Outcast,” Music Forum. Journal of the Music Council of Australia, Vol. 15 No. 2, FEBRUARY — APRIL 2009. ISSN 1327-9300.

“Alien In The Landscape: Distillation and Filtration of Soundscapes”, Sounding Out 4 – An International Symposium on Sound in the Media, 4–6 September 2008, University of Sunderland, UK

“Is Anyone Listening”, RealTime issue #84 April–May 2008, Published by Open City Inc [7]

“The Extended Enviro-Guitar (XEG): A Mobile Acoustic Profiling Resonating Filter”, 4th International Mobile Music Workshop, Amsterdam 2007.

“Radio Art: The age of the ‘Bunker’ Artist, Digging in Deeper, Spreading Thinner ...” Vital Signs Conference, Melbourne 2005. [8]

“Oh Dear ABC”, Limelight, January 2004

Awards[edit]

2003 Prix Italia Award

2011 Prix Phonurgia Nova Awards (final selection round status)

2010 Prix Phonurgia Nova Awards (final selection round status)

References[edit]

Prix Italia "PAST EDITIONS — WINNERS 1949 - 2007" [9]

External links[edit]

Colin Black website [10]

"Aussie entries stand out in broadcasting" The Sydney Morning Herald [11]

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Classic FM classic/amp [12]

Finnish Radio (YLE) [13]

Deutschlandradio [14]

Sveriges Radio P2 [15]

Český rozhlas [16]

ORF, Kunstradio, (Austria) [17]