The Silent Key

Is an on-going Sisters Akousmatica project.

Investigating, embedding and creating mysterious radio broadcasts.

Sisters Akousmatica examine further the waves of anonymous/clandestine radio broadcast as a vehicle for archiving women’s role in sound (art, music and broadcast) through an interrogative, parasitical way of creating and collecting content. Seeding of their Silent key investigations was developed with funding from South Australian arts organisation Vitalstatistix, through their national hot-housing project Adhocracy 2017.

NM,SK commissioned for Radiophrenia 2017, Scotland, was the first radio work exploring the phenomenon.

Following unusual signals across the earth, Sisters Akousmatica wrote a book about their research (SK as part of The People’s Library 2018), and use it as a score to dissect the silent key phenomena.

A remote performance of the Chapter One: Signal fantôme ~ Onde fantôme was selected among 130 proposals to radio play for the International Women’s Day event, Celebrating Women in Sound, 8 March 2018, at the Great Hall of Goldsmiths University, London.

Sisters Akousmatica’s work was presented in The Room of Sounds in Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on the 10th of August 2018.

Live remote performance from Bloemfontein, South Africa.

CHAPTER TWO : Propaganda at The Gender Diversity in Music Making Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 8 July 2018, 15.40-16.10.

CHAPTER 3 : Radical Networks, Spektrum, Berlin, Germany, October 19-21 2018. Live performance from Queenstown/Glebe, Tasmania.

CHAPTER 4 : Radioccult, The People’s Library, Salamanca Art Center, Hobart, Tasmania

CHAPTER 5 : Soundklub, The Grand Poobah, Hobart, Tasmania

The Silent Key website

Sisters Akousmatica Silent Key page

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