Lawrence English (Australia)

Lawrence English
Lawrence English is writer, composer and media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Working across a broad range of art forms, English’s work is eclectic and characterises a long-term exploration of various themes – most recently audio/visual environments seen in his work Ghost Towns. For over a decade, English’s audio works have sprawled over a range of areas. Sonically the work calls into question the established relationships of sounds – from experimental soundscapes and free improvisation to processed beat works and concrete-influenced compositions – his back catalogue spans a dynamic range of frameworks. London’s Time Out referred to his output as ‘ambient twisted soundscapes and challenging sonic scree’, and U.S. sound journal, Signal To Noise described English’s work as ‘extraordinarily gorgeous modern music concrete’. Diversity of practice is again the case with English’s visual and poly-media works. The most recent 3-screen video installation Ghost Towns, seeks to create an abstract ‘virtual map’ of remote spaces, examining the micro and macro aspects of the environments with equal vigour. Previous works including the large-form temporal sculpture ‘Field’ and his curated ‘Gravities Of Sound’ exhibition in Singapore, explore the ways in which media can refresh and transform public spaces.Outside of his recording and art commissions, Lawrence English curates a number of ongoing sound events including fabrique at Brisbane Powerhouse and syncretism at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. He co-produces a number of national festivals including Liquid Architecture and continues to curate numerous art exhibitions (including Melatonin – Meditations On Sound In Sleep, which is touring internationally until 2006). His imprint and multi-arts organisation ::ROOM40:: continues to issue releases from an eclectic array artist.

Lawrence English participates in

  • SoundLAB – edition III
  • Soundart from Australia
    curated by Michael Yuen