I'm a Bendigo-based sound artist producing computer-based electroacoustic music, with a particular interest in deconstructing natural sounds (field recordings) to create new sounds & textures, which I then assemble into abstract narrative soundscapes. I sometimes work in multi-channel, and occasionally improvise with abstract images to complement my sounds. I produce sound & video for theatre, dance, live performance and installation and am also passionate about promoting experimental art, hence my past involvement with the film society movement (bendigo film group (1976-1988), promotion of experimental music in the local community through the undue noise concert series (2002 - present), and involvement in community radio through possible musics, an experimental music radio program (1983-2013)), involvement in live arts group Punctum, and with curating exhibitions and concerts in central victoria. With my wife, Fran, I have investigated music based on fungal growth and also run sound art label cajid media. I was a microbiologist in a former life, specialising in the microbiology of wastewater treatment, but left this field almost 10 years ago to concentrate on sound art.
From a review on a recent release: “A remarkable aspect to ‘Frozen moment’ is how every sound seems to occur in a complete different space: every layer of sound is isolated from the next one creating an impressive sense of ’parallel simultaneity’ on every given moment. ….. ‘Frozen moment’ is a compelling release.” - John McEnroe in The Field Reporter 137
vimeo https://vimeo.com/user7223160 soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jacques-soddell
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contact: +61 3 54438931, 0421786595, 21 wirth st, bendigo, vic 3550, australia