Adelaide Botanic Garden

In addition to the music and discourse programs, Unsound Adelaide will host three new sound installations in the Bicentennial Conservatory in Adelaide Botanic Garden and one at the Adelaide Railway Station. The works have been selected to create contrasts and interplay with their botanical environment.

Chris Watson is one of the world’s foremost field recordists. Chris makes field recordings for BBC nature documentaries by David Attenborough and feature films and released albums on the experimental label Touch. His installation Mare Balticum - Narva Wall Mix is a multichannel piece tracking the onset of Winter from the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia, heading northwards across Finland to the frozen ocean around the Arctic island of Kvitøya.

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - aka Dom Fernow of Prurient fame - has created something very different. Shield Ferns / Brown Pine Magic is a completely synthetic field recording.

The third piece is How Deep Is Your Love is by Leyland Kirby - also known as The Caretaker. He has created a sound installation that will take listeners through a dark, dense and atmospheric imaginary underwater world. In the words of Leyland, the work will a chance to “escape the world of fools on land by being immersed in the sounds of deep waters.”

The installations are all free of charge, suitable for all ages, running from 17 to 19 November. The Bicentennial Conservatory is open daily from 9am to 5pm.


10am Leyland Kirby
10.45am Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
11am Chris Watson
11.55am Leyland Kirby
12.40am Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
12.55am Chris Watson
1.50pm Leyland Kirby
2.35pm Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
2.50pm to 5pm Chris Watson

Adelaide Railway Station

Adelaide Railway Station will also feature an installation by Noyzelab titled TTMSubtree. You can hear it from 17 to 19 November, between 8am and 6pm.

Noyzelab is one of the many aliases of celebrated Australian experimental musician Dave Burraston. Burraston explores possibilities in not just sound, but also programming, mathematics and nature. His work has taken him all over the world, to do workshops, residencies and mentorships with everyone from Aphex Twin to Chris Watson, and led him to issue his recordings with such imprints as Important Records, Taiga and MEDS, among many others.


8am to 6pm Noyzelab