synthesisers / electronics / percussion
Along with Robyn McGrath and Kathryn Sutherland, Euesden is a founding member of The Amplified Elephants. Euesden’s practice is focused on minimalist sonic patterns, usually realising these ideas through synthesisers. Euesden is a founding member of the Sonic Adventurers Collective – a gallery-based visual art and sound collective.
Video by Jay Euesden. Sound by Euesden, Alisa Chu & Daniel Munnery
In 2022 Euesden will premiere a range of live projects with The Amplified Elephants including DEEP CREATURES, which was released as an album on Heavy Machinery Records (2021), and HAGOROMO featuring Japanese Noh singer Ryoko Aoki. Euesden has premiered new video, audio and 2D works with the Sonic Adventurers Collective for THE RED LINE exhibition at Wangaratta Art Gallery.
Jay will also launch his art book TABULATIONS to coincide with his exhibition with Louise Hunter titled FLOWERS & TABULATIONS at JOLTED Arts Space in 2022.
Having performed in nearly all The Amplified Elephants projects since 2007, a career highlight for Euesden was the show THE NIS (2009, 2013), which involved performing on robotic music instruments and in collaboration with the BOLT Ensemble (a chamber orchestra). In that show, Euesden performed solo synthesiser sequences against an orchestral backdrop. In 2015, Jay toured to the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music to perform SELECT NATURALIS, a show featuring the Duckworth Hullick Duo’s Resonance Table touch screen musical interface. The show was again presented in 2018 at RMIT University. Most recently, in 2018 Euesden performed SELF SEEKERS for the Festival of Live Art and then remounted the work at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in 2019.
Jay is mentored by Alister Karl and James Hullick