Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are leading Australian audio conceptual artists who create unexpected situations for listening. Their longterm collaborative practice is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture and seeks to evolve and engage with new processes and audiences, through public and participative interventions.

Madeleine and Tim’s Sounds Unheard Studio Talk series, “Unusual Situations for Listening”, explores their work as serial collaborators and takes a closer look at four of their projects: ‘5 Short Blasts’, ‘Witness Stand’, ‘Wave Gate’ and ‘Listening Club’.

In this series’ second episode, “Sound and Site”, Madeleine and Tim discuss the creation of their collaborative project ‘Witness Stand’. This project places audiences in specifically chosen sites, where sound works related to a specific place create dialogues with the sounds of the site itself.

Madeleine and Tim trace the development of ‘Witness Stand’ from their original vision to the project’s premiere in the Perth International Arts Festival and subsequent appearance at the Homo Novus Festival in Riga, Latvia. Across cities, water bodies, reserves and forgotten sites, ‘Witness Stand’ invites audiences to gather and spend learning time together.

Join us next Wednesday for the final episode of Madeleine and Tim’s Studio Talk series. For more information on Madeleine and Tim, please visit


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