Mara Schwerdtfeger (Australia), Allana Goldsmith/Parks/Larsen Taylor – 04/05/2024

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Audio Foundation is pleased to present…
Mara Schwerdtfeger (Australia)


Mara is a sound artist, composer and curator based in Eora / Sydney. She plays the viola and collaborates with her laptop to create live performances and commissioned soundtracks for dance, film, and installations.

Her work explores the crossover between physical and digital environments through the use of field recording and digital manipulation. As well as working with sound, Mara’s practice extends to print making, poetry, curating, and coding, frequently mixing these mediums to create works with an emphasis on world building. Informed by interactions and perspectives within environments, her work questions the coexistence and understanding between those who inhabit them.

In 2019 she graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) and went on to attend LungA School (Seyðisfjörður, Iceland) in early 2020. She has been commissioned by SIGNAL, Avantwhatever Festival, Constellations Podcast, Open House, and Mpavillion.


The trio of Allana Goldsmith (voice), Parks (modular synths) & Rahana Larsen Taylor (Taonga Puoro) explore the textural and emotional dimensions of ancient to the future music, forging new sound worlds via electronic generators with the intimacy of the human voice and the sonorous depths of traditional and modified Taonga Puoro.


Saturday 4 May @ Audio Foundation
$20 on the door
$15 presales
Members $10 on the door

poster photography by Karl Schwerdtfeger