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Bandt, Ros

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Artist, Composer, Consultant, Curator, Sound Designer, Sound Scupltor, Theorist, Visual Designer, Improviser and Installation Artist
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Dr Ros Bandt is an internationally acclaimed sound researcher, composer and sound artist. She is based at the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne where she is the director of the Australian Sound Design Project, a new nationwide website, data base and research facility dedicated to the study of sound design in public space. This is a new cross disciplinary study which crosses the boundaries of art practice and research in new ways. It is funded by an ARC grant from the Australian Government and the Australia Council, the national arts funding body. Published writings on sound include 3 books, most recently Sound sculpture: intersections in sound and sculpture in Australian Artworks, Thames and Hudson, 2001, encyclopaedic entries, and numerous articles. She has been the recipient of many international awards grants and commissions for her pioneering work in interactive sound sculptures, installations, sound playgrounds and spatial music systems. The Studio of Akustische Kunst WDR, Radio ORF, Transit, ABC have commissioned her original music, and her works are published by New Albion, Wergo, EMI, AMC, Allans Music, Currrency Press and Move Records. She has won the Don Banks Composers award, the highest honour to an Australian Composer and the Sound Art Australia Prize. She has performed at the Paris Autumn Festival, the International Society for Contemporary Music, Warsaw and Bucharest, the Asian Arts Festival Hong Kong, throughout Europe, the U.K., Canada and the USA.
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Audio CDs

  • Bandt, Ros, Thrausmata, Sonic archaeologies of text, Move Records, Melbourne, 2003. [ Details... ]


  • Bandt, Ros, Sounds in Space, Windchimes and Sound Sculptures, Victorian Arts Council and the Council of Adult Education, Melbourne, 1985. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, Creative Approaches to Interactive technology in Sound Art, Deakin University Press, Geelong, Victoria, 1990. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, Sound Sculpture, Intersections in Sound and Sculpture In Australian Artworks, Fine Arts Press, Sydney, 2001. [ Details... ]

Book Sections

  • Bandt, 'Soundscape', in Carmen Grostal (ed.), Getting the Measure, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 2002, pp. 37-44, 55. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Experimental Music', in Warren Bebbington (ed.), Oxford Companion to Australian Music, 1997, pp. 206-9. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Spatial Counterpoint', in Nadine Thierault-Copeland (ed.), New Adventures in Sound Art, Canada, 2003, pp. 2-15. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Kangaroo Pouch Oscillator', in Mcauliffe, Chris and Peter Yule (eds), Treasures, Highlights of the Cultural Collections of the University of Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne, 2003, pp. 234-236, 309. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Environmental Music, Sound Sculpture, Soundscape', in Nelson Kenny (ed.), Companion to Music and Dance, Currency Press, Australia, 2003, pp. 257-8, 625-7, 627-9. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Sonic Inscriptions: Sound Installation and Acoustic Art in Australia', in Fiona Richards (ed.), The Soundscapes of Australia: Music Place and Spirituality, Ashgate, Aldershot and Burlington, London, UK, 2005, pp. 265-279. [ Details... ]

Conference Papers

  • Bandt, Ros, 'Taming the Wind: Aeolian Sound Practices in Australasia', in Acoustic Ecology: An International Symposium, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Melbourne, 19-23 March, 2003. [ Details... ]

Edited Books

  • Bandt, Ros, Michelle Duffy and Dolly McKinnen (eds), Hearing Places, an Anthology of Interdisciplinary Writings, Cambridge Scholars Press, UK, 2006-7, 350 pp. [ Details... ]

Journal Articles

  • Bandt, Ros, 'The Musician and the Machine', Meanjin, vol. 47, no. 2, Winter, 1988, pp. 274-281. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Technology in Australian Sound Installations: Three Recent Approaches', Electronic Arts In Australia, Continuum, vol. 8, no. 1, 1994, pp. 44-58. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Designing with Chaos, Zeitgleich, Klanginstallation und Medienkomposition im Digitalen Zeitalter', TRANSIT, Austria, 1995, pp. 53-64 & 158-161. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Grainger’s Free Music and Free Music Machines; A LivingTradition', Sounds Australian, no. 46, 1995, pp. 4-9. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Sculpting sounds: an introduction to sound sculpture in Australia', Art and Australia, vol. 32, no. 4, 1995, pp. 536-547. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Zeitgleich: a sound art event in Austria', Sounds Australian, no. 45, Autumn, 1995, pp. 37-40. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Sound Sculpture as Play Sculpture', International Play Journal, no. 3, 1995, pp. 63-79. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'From Acoustic Ecology to Cyberspace', Counterpoint, VSMA quarterly journal, February, 1997, pp. 5-13. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Sounding Spaces, Acoustic Worlds: Australian Sound Designs for Public Spaces', Public Art, no. 22, 2000, pp. 23-26. [ Details... ]
  • Bandt, Ros, 'Designing Sound in Public Space in Australia: a comparative study based on the Australia Sound Design Project’s on-line gallery and database', Organised Sound, vol. 10, no. 3, 2005, pp. 129-140. [ Details... ]

Online Resources

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Created: 12 March 2002
Modified: 13 April 2006

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