Open House Melbourne – How Do We Remain?

How Do We Remain?

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


A sound installation for vintage electronics, software and acoustic instruments, using custom ultrasonic kinetic speakers designed for an audience to be within.

How do we remain? turns the Primrose Potter Salon into an immersive aural soundscape by projecting sound onto the walls, resulting in a space of darkened sanctuary.

With ultrasonic speakers mounted on moving gimbals, and live musicians intermittently contributing to the physical and aural space, How do we remain? asks, as we live with the cognitive dissonance of how the world is today, can we imagine a discipline of respite and resistance?

As the fabric of the piece evolves, with elements of artificial sound and voice constantly developing, How do we remain? is designed for audiences to stay for as long as they like and appreciate the mesmerising and ever-changing choreography of sound.

The artists are very grateful for the support for this project from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey concept
Jen Hector lighting & room design
Rob Larsen technical design
Pekka Mäkinen, x risk project key image

Goldens Sands will come and go during installation hours. Golden Sands is a project of Stathis/Davey/Kim and collaborators Biddy Connor, Madeleine Flynn and Prudence Rees-Lee.


This production is part of the following series: