Miriama Young’s work explores the voice & the body in music, sound art & prose. This occurs through direct physical engagement in sound art installations (Solstice Lamp, an interactive sound and light experience for Vivid Sydney 2013); or through opera (Zen Story for Scottish Opera); or art song (Inner Voices of Blue); or though spoken word (The Prime Cut; 1, 000 Kisses; Speak Volumes); and sometimes using new technologies in conjunction with the voice, utilising bespoke hardware (Chatterbox, Titlipur); as well as representations of the synthesised voice and its mimicry (The Point of Contact); her work also explores the inverse: voiceless music (Speechless – The Polar Realm).

Vivid Sydney 2013

Solstice LAMP, our new interactive piece for AMP Building is part of Vivid Sydney 2013.

Visitors to the AMP forecourt at Circular Quay will be bathed in blue light and immersive sound that responds interactively to the speed of their movement. Their unique sonic and visual creation will generate the animations and sounds that will travel up the building façade, eventually transforming into origami cranes, all accompanied by a generative musical score.

Inner

Inner is a music & film collaboration between filmmaker Richard Sidey and musician Miriama Young. Filming took place on the dynamic islands of Iceland & New Zealand in late 2011.

Richard Sidey, an independent filmmaker, professional nature photographer and media designer is based in Wanaka, New Zealand.
His recent work includes an award-winning thirty-minute experimental triptych film of the polar regions, Landscapes at the World’s Ends, and innovative music videos for Hana Fahy and Hazel Boot, the latter constructed entirely with a pinhole camera.
Official Website | RichardSidey.com

Credits:
Video : Richard Sidey
Composition, Vocals & Harmonium : Miriama Young
Percussion : Chuck Staab
Guitar : Mark Dancigers
Bass : Ken Pendergast
Recorded by Alex Kass
Mastered by Marlan Barry and Damon Whittemore at ValveTone Studios.

With thanks
The Carnegie Trust
Hamish Aubrey

All material © 2011 Richard Sidey & Miriama Young. All rights reserved.