Making their first business trip from Melbourne, Random Acts of Elevator Music perform at the experimental new media art space Don’t Look Gallery, 419 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill, on Friday the 9th of October at 7.30pm. The show incorporates the acclaimed Random Acts of Elevator Powerpoint display, featuring highlights from office life and rare elevator footage, along with their trademark soothing tones, melodies and oscillations. Joining them for a rare solo live set is Sydney sound artist Shannon O’Neill.
Random Acts of Elevator Music is the latest project from City Frequencies, a collaboration between Matt Adair and Nick Wilson, who work together on sound projects within the metropolitan environment.
The original City Frequencies installation was a live surround-sound audiovisual performance held at the Melbourne Town Hall for the 2000 Next Wave Festival, utilising the sounds and sights of the Melbourne CBD as source material. In 2004 City Frequencies recorded the conversations of Fitzroy café-goers at Kent Street Cafe, using the tapes to create the Café Voyeur installation.
Shannon O’Neill is a Sydney sound and media artist. As well as making sound and music under his own name and as Time Being, he has been a member of several groups including Wake Up and Listen and The Splinter Orchestra. Shannon has been a director of the Electrofringe and Sydney Liquid Architecture festivals, and is the founder and director of Alias Frequencies, an organisation that promotes and publishes music and media art.