Lawrence English

Lawrence English is an artist, composer and curator based in Australia. His work explores the politics of perception and prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He utilizes visceral live performance and site-specific installation to create work that invites audiences to consider their relationship to listening, place and embodiment. Over the past decade, he has worked with sound as a medium for embodied experience.

In his gallery practice, many of *English’s* works draw on ideas of spatial field and relativity. His work Audition (2015) for the Asia Pacific Triennial utilizes massive acoustic mirrors within which a listener can greatly augment and amplify their capabilities as a listener.

As a composer, *English’s* 2014 album Wilderness Of Mirrors resonated strongly across Australia and the Northern Hemisphere. The album was widely praised for its provocative and individual voice in adventurous Australian music. His compositions blur the nature of acoustic and electronic sources, creating a relative sonic tabula rasa that allows listeners to freely interpret the music.

*English* has been actively involved in increasing recognition of sound as an art form within Australia through his record label Room40. He curates exhibitions showcasing international and Australian sound artists, including festivals such as Open Frame held annually in Sydney. Additionally, he works closely with musicians as a mentor while publishing essays on listening, perception, futuring ambient music, sustaining creative practices as an artist.


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