Polymorphic Social with Marcus Whale & Rachel Meyers

presented by Liquid Architecture


Liquid Architecture presents a selection of experimental audio artworks from the past, present, and future sitting thematically alongside two specially composed radio features by Next Wave x LA co-commissioned artists Rachel Meyers and Marcus Whale.

Rachel’s work is an audio essay exploring her relationship to environmental sound and the deep listening works of Pauline Oliveros, Hildergard Westerkamp and John Luther Adams.

Marcus’ piece reflects on the artist’s enduring obsession with Bjork’s Vespertine and its varied sonic and cultural resonances.

Marcus Whale lives and works on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. His work across music, performance and text focuses on the blurry, haunted intersection between desire and religion, often with reference to the poetics of memory and ghostliness.

Rachel Meyers is a composer and performer living and working in lutruwita/Tasmania. Rachel holds degrees from the University of Melbourne (BMus) and University of Tasmania (MMus) in both composition and musicology and is a current PhD candidate interested in the listening practices of contemporary music composers and sound artists.

Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening. Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites. Liquid Architecture’s contribution to Radiowave is produced by LA Curator, Joel Stern.