Artist: Philip Samartzis

Artist: Philip Samartzis

Philip Samartzis (Melbourne ,Australia) is currently co-ordinator and lecturer in Sound within the School of Art , RMIT where in 2004 he completed a doctorate into surround sound in installation art . Outcomes from his research have informed numerous exhibitions including ; Dodg'em (2006). Grosse Wasserspeicher, Berlin; Unheard Spaces (2004) , Candiani Cultual Centre, Mestre; Presence & Absence(2002), Statenlogement, Hoorn; and Transparency (2001), Fondation Cartier pour I'art Contemporain, Paris.  As an independent curator he has organized four Immersion festivals focusing on the theory and practice of sound spatialisation, as well as Variable Resistance - a series of international sound art presentations for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Samartzis has also curated on overview of Australian sound culture titled Variable Resistance: Ten hours of sound from Australia for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002) and the Podewi Centre for Contemporary Art in Berlin( 2003). As a solo artist he has performed widely in Australia, Japan, Russia, Europe and the Unite States including presentation at the Andy Warhol Museum , Pittsburgh , The DOM, Moscow and Mori Arts Centre,
Tokyo, and has published five solo compact discs, Residue (1998), Windmills Bordered By Nothingness (1999), Mort aux Vaches (2003), Soft and Loud (2004) & Unheard Spaces (2006). Samartzis uses field recordings of natural and constructed environments as his primary material to render densities of space and discrete zones of aural experience, arranged and mixed to reflect the acoustic and recorded with leading international improvisers and musicians including Sachiko M, Seiichi Yamamoto, Gunter Muller, Voice Crack, Keiji Haino, Oren Ambarchi , Rhinhold Friedl , Michael Vorfeld, Eric La Casa and Jean-Luc Guionnet . Samartzis was the recent recipient of an Asialink Art Management Scholarship in order to develop curatorial programs that promote Australian and Japanese sound culture.


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