THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS
SOUND ART ENSEMBLE
“they taught us all how to listen” The Age
The Amplified Elephants are an ensemble for sound artists produced by Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and JOLT since 2006 as part of the ArtLife program at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. In 2015, The Amplified Elephants performed in La La Lullaby at Federation Square (Lights in Winter Festival) and SELECT NATURALIS at Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, as well as touring Asia with JOLT and performing in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Macau.
In partnership with JOLT, many Elephants’ projects have been presented internationally and in prominent Australian venues. Since 2007, these projects have been increasingly ambitious in scale, often featuring sonic technology: MachiNATIONS International Tour (London, Edinburgh, Tokyo 2014), RE:EVOLITION (Melbourne Festival 2014), SELECT NATURALIS (BIFEM 2015), LA LA LULLABY (Federation Square 2015), SHHHH (Meat Market 2016).
The Amplified Elephants' sound is at times:
“Glitch, drone stuff” Daniel Munnery
“Noisy” Robyn McGarth
found sounds – “popping sounds” Sarah Ellis
“R2D2” Megan Hunter
“cars revving up the engines” Megan Hunter
“like getting on a train” Jay Euesden
“melodious” Teagan Connor
“chaotic and exploratory” Jude Bowman
“cinematic” James Hullick