Biospheres: Secrets Of The City
Rev Festival Brisbane Powerhouse Australia
Brisbane Powerhouse Friday April 5 2002

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner + Lawrence English aka I/O
Visuals: Rinzen, Strictly, Rowena Mollica


Biospheres explored the hidden resonances and meanings of sound and image that lie beneath our everyday surroundings. Taking the urban environment, architecture, streets and the neighbourhoods that map the framework of city itself as the inspirational focal point, this work attempted to re-assemble Brisbane and its surrounding spaces through its fringes. Focusing on the sounds that have become invisible through familiarity, Biospheres: Secrets Of The City also explored the neglected architecture that dominates the urban environment.

The soundtrack is a collaged symbolic cruise through sonic mementoes of both nature and the city, featuring many sounds that have simply become incidentals in the daily narrative of our lives - the lost dog barking, flagpoles moving in the wind, water lapping against moored boats, a lit match, frogs calling at dusk and the insectivorous bat hidden in the darkness.