The Amplified Elephants
“they taught us all how to listen” The Age
A leading Australian sound art ensemble, many of The Amplified 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. 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. The Amplified Elephants’ show SHHHH with Nat Grant was a featured event in JOLT’s The Book of Daughters program (2016) presented at the Meat Market and then touring in 2017 to Hong Kong and Hangzhou — “a smashing success” (Limelight Magazine).
Mentored by JOLT Arts director James Hullick, The Amplified Elephants was produced by Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Artlife Program for people with intellectual disabilities in partnership with JOLT Arts from 2006 - 2019. As of 2019 the ensemble is entirely produced by JOLT Arts.
Noted productions by The Amplified Elephants include: THE NIS international Tour (London, Edinburgh, Tokyo 2014), RE:EVOLITION (Melbourne Festival 2014), SELECT NATURALIS (BIFEM 2015, RMIT 2018), LA LA LULLABY (Federation Square 2015), SELF SEEKERS (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau 2015, Festival of Live Art 2018), SHHHH (Meat Market 2016, Hangzhou, Hong Kong 2017).
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