expmusicExperimental Music: audio explorations in Australia
editor Gail Priest


Gail is associate editor and regular writer on sound & music, media art and hybrid performance for RealTime, Australia's leading contemporary arts magazine.

Sound & Music

Totally Huge New Music 2011 online feature
Philip Samartzis, Desert
Noizemachin!!, Artifactory
Breaking Out, Young Composers Concert

Part 3: Sydney scenes & sounds - ¼_inch, PSH.live
RT105 October/November 2011

Part 2: Sydney scenes & sounds - The NOW now; Sound Series
RT104 August/September 2011

Part 1: Sydney scenes & sounds - The Silent Hour, Ladyz in Noyz, High Reflections
RealTime 103 June/July 2011

Liquid Architecture 2011
RT104 August/September 2011

Ben Frost, Music for Solaris
RealTime 103 June/July 2011

Book review: VOICE: vocal aesthetics in digital arts and media
RealTime 103 June/July 2011

Sounds massive: the soundtracks of Dance Massive
RealTime 102 April/May 2011

Pure pursuits: SoundOut 2011, Canberra
RealTime 102 April/May 2011

Sounding the festival factory: Ars Electronica 2010, Linz
RealTime 100 December 2010/January 2011

Expanding the aural palate: interview, Brian Ritchie, MONOA FOMA curator
RealTime 100 December 2010/January 2011

NOW now festival: vigorous exercise and a well-balanced diet
RealTime 96 April/May 2010

Difficult Music Festival: A feast of summer sounds
RealTime 95 February/March 2010

SIMS: riding the impro wave
RealTime 94 December 2009/January 2010

What is Music? Sydney: the shame of growing old gracefully

RealTime 94 online exclusive

Solo perspectives: new meets new

RealTime 93 October/November 2010

That was 屎!: Lucas Abela's Rice屎Corpse
RealTime 92 August/September 2009

Sounds continuous: interview with Nat Bats, Liquid Architecture
RealTime 91 June/July 2009

The improvising animal: the NOW now festival
RealTime 89 February/March 2009

A branching practice: interiew with Haco
RealTime 88 December/January 2008

Infiltrations & accumulations: Melbourne Festival sounds
RealTime 88 December/January 2008

Time slips in an other place: Yokohama Triiennale
RealTime 88 December/January 2008

Sounds solid, sounds fluid: Liquid Architecture
RealTime 87 October/November 2008

Listening to the turning world: Sydney Biennale 2008
RealTime 86 August/September 2008

Elemental vibrations: What is Music? Sydney
RealTime 85 June/July 2008

Car, crash, contemporary: the Aurora festival
RealTime 85 June/July 2008

Showman or shaman: Kimmo Pohjonen
RealTime 83 February/March 2008

Sonic extremities: Liquid Architecture 8
RealTime 81 October/November 2007

Pelt: Fast, furious, fleeting...
RealTime 75 October/November 2006

DualPlover: A decade of DIY

RealTime 74 August/September 2006

Oscillations: the sound artist as educator
RealTime 74 August/September 2006

Mistral: Acoustic essences
RealTime 73 June/July 2006

Alva.Noto & Joyce Hinterding: Edison’s children
RealTime 72 April/May 2006

Totally Huge: Knots and flames
RealTime 70 December2005/January 2006

Liquid Architecture 6: celebrating sound
RealTime 68 August/September 2005

Garth Paine: Composing Potentials
RealTime 67 June/July 2005

Selling new sounds
RealTime 67 June/July 2005

the NOW now - present and accounted for
RealTime 65 Feb/March 2005

Circuitous journeys
RealTime 62 August/September 200

43D and other worlds
RealTime 61 June/July 2004

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Media Arts & Visual Arts

Alex Davies, The Black Box Sessions, UTS Gallery
RealTime E-dition July 12

Wormholes into new dimensions: interview, Bec Dean & Lizzie Muller, Awfully Wonderful
RealTime 102 April/May 2011

Looking for art in all the wrong places: Are you looking at me, Laneway Exhibition, Sydney
RealTime 101 February/March 2011

Memorial for a memorial: Richard Baron’s documentary, Lanfranchi’s Memorial Discotheque
RealTime 100 December 2010/January 2011

Individual aspirations, collective expectations: Arena—a Post Boom Beijing
RealTime 100 December 2010/January 2011

China sightings: Mu:Screen, UTS Gallery
RealTime 98 June/July 2010

The shapes of water: Memory Flows, Newington Armory
RealTime 97 online exclusive July 12

Performance, politics, vision: video art in the 17th Biennale of Sydney
RealTime 97 June/July 2010

Spooky Action at a Distance: Japanese dreaming
RealTime 95 February/March 2010

Expanding the cultural zone: Don't Look Gallery
RealTime 89 April/May 2009

Dark Sightings: Jessica Tyrrells :the braille box:

RealTime 82 December 07/January 2008

Fine with a chance of cloud: Talking about the Weather
RealTime 80 August/September 2007 online

Liquid City: Daniel Crooks
RealTime 77 Feburary/March 2007

EPIC program: Nurturing media art in the regions
RealTime 73 June/July 2006

ACMI's World Without End
RealTime 68 August/September 200

5MAAP04: When words flail you
RealTime 64 (MAAP04 Coverage) Dec 2004/Jan 2005

MAAP04: An eye for sound
RealTime 64 (MAAP04 Coverage) Dec 2004/Jan 2005

MAAP04: Computer juice
RealTime 64 (MAAP04 Coverage) Dec 2004/Jan 2005

MAAP04: Conceptual leaps
RealTime 64 (MAAP04 Coverage) Dec 2004/Jan 2005

MAAP04: The weight of public spaces

RealTime 64 (MAAP04 Coverage) Dec 2004/Jan 2005

Transmediale 04 - the art of hope
RealTime 60 April/May 2004

Technology will eat itself

RealTime 59 Feb/March 2004


Hybrid performance

The creative suburb: interview, Rosie Dennis, Minto:Live
RealTime 100 December 2010/January 2011

Activating Spaces: Queen St/Fraser Studios
RealTime 91 June/July 2009

A game with the works: Wayfarer
RealTime 81 October/November 2007

Spat&Loogie: The young & the restless

RealTime 76 December 2006/January 2007> top

Catalogue Essays

The rational and the fantastical: the morphology of Nigel Helyer
Catalogue essay for Nigel Helyer's BioSonics exhibition, Western Plains Cultural Centre, August 2008

Memory slips, trips and trades

Catalogue essay for Nigel Helyer's

Quint de Loup II,
January 2007

What Survives: Sonic residues in breathing buildings

Performance Space Gallery, 2006
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unNatural Selection
Manning Regional Art Gallery, 2006


Creative Writing

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