History

SIAL Sound Studios officially opened in 2004 and were housed in Building 9 at RMIT, as part of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. In 2013, the facility was moved to the RMIT Design Hub, and became part of RMIT’s School of Design which opened in 2018.

SIAL Sound Studios is now an integral part of the Master of Design, Innovation & Technology (MDIT), with staff teaching into MDIT design studios, electives and collaborating with other disciplines within the degree through the Immersive Experience stream. Previous MDIT studios are listed here.

As with other streams in MDIT, our design studios and electives involve research led teaching, close integration to staff research, partnerships with organisations both inside and outside RMIT, and involvement of HDRs in teaching, which has led to a dynamic culture of knowledge.

 

Since 2004, SIAL Sound Studios have produced cultural events in theatre, concerts, exhibitions and workshops, while also partnering on creative practice research. SIAL Sound Studios is the only electroacoustic studio in Australia to regularly curate and produce events on a speaker orchestra.

The history of sound in design and architecture at RMIT dates back to the 1990’s and saw publications, projects and design studios prior to SIAL Sound Studios opening in 2004. Over the intervening 30 years studios, electives, projects and events have been developed and delivered by over 27 academics employed through all design programs – interior, fashion and textiles, industrial, landscape and architecture.

 

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SIAL Sound Studios – Master List of Performance and Exhibitions

2021
SITE & SOUND - Speaker Orchestra Concert
Performance
2021
SITE & SOUND - Inhabitation
Performance
2021
SITE & SOUND: Sonic art as ecological practice
Exhibition
2020
REEF
Exhibition
2019
Symphony in No Need of an Orchestra
Performance
2019
Orbits
Performance
2018
Murmurations
Performance
2018
Chaos & Order
Exhibition
2018
New Order Art Party
Performance
2018
Canyon - Venice Biennale
Exhibition
2017
Oceans: new and classic electroacoustic compositions
Performance
2016
ELISION - The Surface Project
Performance
2016
Agile Chambers
Exhibition
2016
Soundproof: Sonic Rupture
Exhibition
2015
ELISION - Worldline
Performance
2014
Speak Percussion - Richard Barrett Portrait
Performance
2014
Bundoora Spine Soundscape System
Exhibition
2014
Breath Clouds
Exhibition
2013
Melbourne Festival: The Black of The Star
Performance
2013
Sound Bites City
Exhibition
2012
Audio Architecture
Performance
2012
Auditory Images
Performance
2012
Revoicing the Striated Soundscape
Performance
2012
Founders Day Dinner
Exhibition
2011
ELISION - Construction
Performance
2011
ELISION - Codex-Melbourne
Performance
2010
ELISION - Bremen and Kings Place London
Performance
2010
Manifest
Performance
2010
Toorak Organ Performance
Performance
2009
Melbourne Recital Centre: Opus '09
Performance
2008
ELISION - Codex IX Brisbane
Performance
2007
Auditory City Concert Series
Performance
2007
Spectrum 03
Performance
2006
... The Space Between Sounds
Performance
2006
Spectrum 02
Performance
2004
Spectrum 01
Performance
2003
AFEA Conference - Islands and Canopies
Performance