Sound Connections

Brett Canning



Brett Canning, Sound Artist

About This Project:

Sound Connections is a sound-art work focusing on school student perspectives during isolation.

The project asks students to make audio recordings of responses to a few questions around how they are feeling at the moment, how they are connecting with family and the outside world, what community looks like for them at the moment, what they are looking forward to doing once restrictions ease…  

These recordings - along with the natural sounds of the Northern Rivers - will be used as source material for the work, giving a voice to school students and encouraging meaningful connection in this time of social distancing. Students listening to the finished work can know that they are not alone in the way that they may feel at the moment. The natural sounds element of the work encourages the listener to take this opportunity to make stronger connection with our environment.

The Project Outcome:

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You can follow Brett’s project Sound Connections as it unfolds live on his Instagram account @germinaterecords 

About the Artist:

Brett worked with The Quad on the incredible project: Dungarimba Wandarahn as the Sound Designer. Brett created an original soundscape with students from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar and musican Tom Avery.

Brett manages the recording studio at Lindisfarne and is an accomplished musician in his own right, working with artists such as Missy Higgins, The Audreys and Ian Moss, he was nominated for a APRA for his songwriting work with The Waifs.


Together//Alone is a rapid response project supported by The Quad, Lismore Regional Gallery through Create NSW 

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