Esther Tuddenham

Sound Artist / Vocalist / Poet / Photographer / Dancer

Esther Tuddenham

voice / kaossillator / synthesisers / electronics / poetry

Esther is a sound artist, poet, photographer, dancer and intermedia creative mind. Esther explores human emotions and their utterance in her work.

In 2021 Esther completed her book of poetry and photography titled THE SEA-ER. The work outlines a tale of a young women who develops the power of seeing into the future.

The Amplified Elephants release their album Deep Creatures on Heavy Machinery Records in 2021. Esther is both poet and musician on the album. Together with The Amplified Elephants Esther performed in the 15min production HAGOROMO with Japanese Noh singer Ryoko Aoki in 2021. Both works will be premiered in full in 2022.

Esther has toured to Japan with The Amplified Elephants for THE HOWLING SOUND (2012), and then to China and Hong Kong with SHHHH and sound artist Nat Grant (2017). Esther has performed in many of the ensemble’s ground breaking shows: THE NIS (2009–); THE MOUNTAIN (2010) both at fortyfivedownstairs; SHHHH (2016–17) at Meat Market, Melbourne and in Asia; and SELF SEEKERS at Footscray Community Arts Centre for the Festival of Live Art (2018).

Through the ArtLife Program at the Footscray Community Arts Centre Esther has presented a large body of work across more than a decade, with recent productions including HER FOCUS (a group photography exhibition, 2019); ONE OF US (a dance show, 2019); HEART (a group visual art exhibition, 2019), and DANCE CAPTAINS (a dance show, 2018).