I am a sound artist whose current interests lie in producing environmental sound recordings that are charged with a degree of emotional resonance and psychological perspective. Through employing a technologically limited (recording focused) approach, I strive to experiment in situ with a range of recording techniques that produce intimate yet strange, transmogrified and uncanny representations of the environments and situations that I engage with. These perspectives provide a material body through which I reimagine and reconnects to my surroundings.
My works have been published through: 3LEAVES, and/OAR, AVANTWHATEVER, BCSC, Earwitness, Espaces Sonores, Herbal, MOOZAK, and Radia.fm
CONTACT: hello.martinkay (at) protonmail (dot) com
EDUCATION / TRAINING / RESEARCH
current PhD candidate (Sound-Art), RMIT University.
2010 Honours, Fine Arts (Sound-Art), RMIT University.
2008 BFA, Fine Arts (Sound-Art), RMIT University.
2013: Workshops & Research with Eric La Casa, Paris France.
2012: Research with Toshiya Tsunoda, Kanagawa & Tokyo Japan.
2010: Master class with Chris Watson @ The Wired LAB, Cootamundra, NSW.
2021 [Conditioning Silence: a sound recording for the living and the dead] Radia.fm
2016 [Stadium]AVANTWHATEVER (Australia).
2016 [COURTYARDS]Herbal (Malaysia).
2014 [All Things Metal]3LEAVES (Hungary).
2011 [Closing In]MOOZAK (Austria).
2021 [Conditioning Silence: a sound recording for the living and the dead (and/OAR edit] Muted Stories 5, and/OAR (USA).
2021 [Two Oil Tanks on the Outskirts of Baku] Espaces Sonoros, Every Morning of the World - Central Asia series (France).
2020 [Bath Time (2nd Edit)]AMPLIFY 2020: quarantine, (USA).
2020 [Ulleungdo Fishing Port] Espaces Sonoros, Every Morning of the World - Oceana series (France).
2016 [Descend] BCSC, Sonic interventions B-CSC02 (Australia).
2016 [The Great Southern Stand] Earwitness, Re-cor compilation (Spain).
2016 [Stadium Elevator] Framework Seasonal issue #8 (Estonia).
2009 [NITRAM] Guest track on The Red Tree's I Am Not a Bird (Australia).
EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2021 [Untitled #1&2] produced for the Geoffry Smart retrospect. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
2020 [Domestic Isolation] part of (ab) normal, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
2019 [Aquatic Centre] Part of Translating Ambience exhibition, Yarra Sculpture Gallery.
2019 [En Rout] Soundscape designed for Won Bae's and Charlie Lawler's En Rout exhinition, Heidi Museum of Modern Art.
2018 [Ulleungdo] Part of the Super Field exhibition, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne.
2017 [A silent Condition] Part of the Walking Brunswick project organised Avantwhatever & Naturestrip, Mekbourne.
2016 [Sadang Playground & Masjid Negara] Part of the Global Local: Body–Place–Object. OGU MAG Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2016 [Stadium] Part of the AVANTWHATEVER listening gallery, Ting Shuo Hear Say, Tainan City, Taiwan.
2016 [Clover] Part of the Sonic interventions exhibition, Kultur Drogerie gallery, Vienna, Austria.
2015 [Sadang] Part of RE: :SET: collective’s The Bishops Parlor, Abbotsford convent, Melbourne.
2014 [Traffic] Part of ‘Melbourne Now’ Exhibition, NGV, Melbourne.
2013 [Untitled] Part of Bogong Electric. Bogong Village, Victoria.
2012 [Your Surroundings] Curator & exhibitor, Northern Exposure Festival, Melbourne.
2012 [Glass Eaters Pt II] Part of SoundCrawl’s Sound Art Festival. Nahville, Tennessee, USA.
2011 [Yerevan] YOGIGA Expression Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
2011 [Hidden Spaces] NAPAK Gallery - Armenian Center For Contemporary Experimental Art. Yerevan, Armenia.
2010 [Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship Exhibition] RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
2010 [Closing In] part of Semantic Clutter West Space Gallery, Melbourne
2010 [The Avoca Project] Directed by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Avoca, Victoria.
2009 [Laverton Field Recording Orchestra] Artist in Residence, West Space Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 [Some Felling] First Site Gallery Melbourne. 2007 [Unfunction] RMIT function center, Melbourne.
2006 [International Soundscape Project] RMIT University, Aarhitus University, Denmark & Showa University of Music, Japan.
2021 [Starlings – Inhabitation Spatial Sound Showcase] Langwarrin, AUstralia.
2020 [Dotolim] Seoul, South Korea.
2019 [靜滅 UNMUTE] Twenty Alpha, Hong Kong.
2019 [Ambulant Container] Magnet Spatial Studio, Melbourne.
2018 [Current festival] Aeso Sudio, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
2017 [Dotolimpics] Mullae Resonance Festival, Seoul, South Korea.
2016 [Descend / Ascend] Super Delux, Tokyo, Japan
2016 [Avantwhatever festival], RRR performance Space, Melbourne Australia.
2015 [LiveProof] Part of Soundproof radio documentary series, Radio National, ABC, Australia.
2015 [DotoLim] Songsu, Seoul South Korea.
2015 [Aventwhatever] The Alderman, Melbourne.
2013 [Der blöde dritte Mittwoch] Vienna, Austria.
2011 [Switch On] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2011 [Bulgasari Yogiga] Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
2011 [NAPAK Gallery] Yerevan, Armenia.
2010 [Aventwhatever] Horse Bazaar, Melbourne.
2009 [Liquid Architecture 10] Festival. Horse Bazaar, Melbourne.
2009 [Laverton Field Recording Orchestra] West Space Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 [Lego Feet #2]. 1000 £ Bend, Melbourne, Australia.
2008 [Displacement, Liquid Architecture 9] (satellite event). Old Melbourne Jail.
2008 [Within-Earshot] First Site Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 [Interplay] Horticultural Hall, Melbourne.
2008 [Outset] Toff In Town, Melbourne.
2007 [Bulgasari Yogiga] Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
2006 [Spatial Music] State library of Victoria, Melbourne.
2016 [Lostgens] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2015 [Mullae art space] Seoul, South Korea.
2013 [The Bogong Centre For Sound Culture] Bogong Village, Victoria.
2011 [ACSL] Yerevan, Armenia.
2010 [Laverton Field Recording Orchestra] West Space Gallery, Melbourne.
AWARDS / GRANTS / ACHEIVMENTS
2016 Australian Postgraduate Award Masters by Research Scholarship.
2015 Australia Council Professional development grant.
2012 Australia Council Professional development grant.
2011 Australia Council Artstart Grant.
2010 Siemens Fine Art Scholarship Awards (finalist).
2009 Green Room Award - best (theatre independent) sound-design/composition, Melbourne.