Creating, performing and publishing new sound and intermedia arts internationally.



We presented The Character Thinks Ahead, on Sunday November 20 2016, 17.00, at the Sydney Conservatorium, continuing our longstanding collaboration with the New Music Network. Besides a range of new works by austraLYSIS, Melbourne audio-visual artist Brigid Burke was our guest and introduced two of her works; there were also two electroacoustic classics by Barry Anderson and Trevor Wishart. Download flyer or full program.

We continue collaborating with Will Luers (video, USA: work image), and Keith Armstrong (installation and video, Australia) to create new works. An earlier work with Luers, motions, is included in the newly released 3rd international collection of the Electronic Literature Organisation (2016): our contribution along with others has attracted attention in the Huffington Review. Our first work with Will, Film of Sound, was shown in the Melbourne seenSound screenings on November 9, 2016 (at the Loop Bar).

See recent austraLYSIS info for more on other activities.

Some Press Comments

Peter McCallum (Sydney Morning Herald online, 201411): 'created surprising meanings and juxtapositions against a complex sonic background ... Serial Meantimes by Andrew Milne and Roger Dean created a fascinating complex interaction of regular and irregular sonic patterns of textural virtuosity' ... [in summary:] It is a brave new world that hath such music in it.'

Michael Tucker (201305, in the European Jazz Journal), giving Dean's MultiPiano (2012) double-album 5 stars: 'a strikingly intelligent but also soulful pianist .... beautifully programmed ... [fashions] a densely-packed, yet once again lucid electroacoustic poetics of multilayered time ... retains deep albeit transmuted links with tradition... one of the most refreshing avant-garde releases – consistently as enjoyable as it is thought provoking – that I've heard in a long time'.

from Translations: Hypnagogia 2013    
  links to further information about austraLYSIS
The austraLYSIS Electroband
  Roger Dean, composer/improviser (a longer biography is here)
  Hazel Smith, writer, performer
  Members of austraLYSIS
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Recent commercial releases: the latest austraLYSIS Electroband CD, History goes Everywhere, Tall Poppies TP234 was released in late September 2015 (John Clare: 'History Goes Everywhere and space travels freely too ... I love it'; Multi-Piano, Tall Poppies TP225 (double CD, and download: Roger Dean solo and computer-interactive piano), reviewed by John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald (2013): ‘trail-blazing’,'willing grooves', 'earthy approach', ‘surprising and disquieting’, ‘exquisite’, ‘crystalline or tumultuous’, ‘brilliant musicianship’, ‘exploding with vivacity'

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austraLYSIS is based in Sydney and London. Contact: PO Box 225, Milperra, NSW 2214, Sydney, Australia. Tel + 61 481 309612;
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