PROJECTS

2018

Circuit (2018)

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Composed and recorded by Isabella Loong.
Produced by Isabella Loong. #sydneyandstreet

Circuit is a sonic experiment that features the live sounds of the Fairlight CMI IIx. The Fairlight CMI is supported by the Peter Vogel CMI Pro iPad application, and the Electric Violin with live looping, and acoustic and digital effects. This audiovisual experience investigates the intertwining roles of Fairlight programming, synthesis and improvisation.

Electric Violin, Fairlight CMI IIx and Peter Vogel CMI Pro iPad application by Isabella Loong.

Flo feat. W4VE (2018)

© Produced by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Inspired by the fluidity of water, ‘Flo’ is an experimental, ambient composition featuring digital and acoustic instruments. This work amalgamates contemporary and Classical composition techniques in this unique ensemble of Trumpet, Piano, Electric Cello, and vocals floating within the space.

New York University, NYU Summer Music Technology Intensive, Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, June-July 2018

Arkhaiologia // Sound Lab

  • Circuit (2018)

© Original composition and performance by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Produced by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong)

Circuit is a sonic experiment that features, for the first time in 30 years, the live sounds of UNSW’s Fairlight CMI IIx. The performance is supported by the Peter Vogel CMI Pro iPad application, and the Electric Violin. This audiovisual experience investigates the intertwining roles of Fairlight programming, sampling, synthesis and improvisation.

University of New South Wales, Sound Lab Ensemble, School of the Arts and Media / Technical Resource Centre, 1st June 2018

Sunday (360 Experience) (2018)

360° video with ambisonics

University of New South Wales, Technical Resource Centre, May 2018

Cycles (2018)

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong) and Joy Yang.

Cycles is a collaborative sonic experiment which investigates the cycles of frequencies and musical phrases, improvised and recorded from the Fairlight CMI IIx, Peter Vogel CMI Pro iPad Application, and the Moog Etherwave Theremin.

Composed and recorded by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong) and Joy Yang.
Produced by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Celebrating Women in SoundInternational Women’s Day 2018

Women In Sound Women On Sound (WISWOS), 8th March 2018, Goldsmiths, University of London

Listening Station

Artists’ Information

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

‘Experiment’ (2017) is an original composition/sound artwork by Isabella Loong, an emerging Sydney-based sonic artist/composer/producer. This work explores the ethereal nature of sounds by experimenting with field recordings and digital sound manipulation. Loong initially listened for specific sounds in her domestic setting – such as the electrical humming from lights and appliances, and a dripping tap – and then captured and magnified elements of the soundscape via a contact microphone and Zoom Recorder. Using Pro Tools to apply the rhythmic convolution technique, she experimented with a digital instrument plugin, inserting the contact microphone audio track as a sample for a sine pad patch. Next, Loong added harmonic function to the non-pitched recorded sounds played through a MIDI synth instrument with adjusted parameters and audio layering. By manipulating reverb, panning, volume, and delay effects, Loong creates an immersive sonic experience in the space of the field recording.

Neon (2018)

Move to the beat, shining with the neon lights #sydneyandstreet

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

2017

North-West 360 Experience (2017)

360° video with ambisonics

University of New South Wales, Technical Resource Centre, October-December 2017

Experience with Google Cardboard and Google Chrome in HD!

Audio Track: http://bit.ly/listen-north-west

Filmed by Isabella Loong. Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

‘North-West’ is an audio-visual 360 virtual reality sonic experience of driving from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Anzac Bridge at dusk. A single moving 360° shot is accompanied by a composition of ambisonic sounds to create a multi-sensory journey, traveling between two bridges.

The various segments of the drive determine the musical structure of the spatial audio, featuring an aesthetic progression from Classical motifs and instruments to Electronic features and structure, together with retro effects and soundscape elements. Individual sounds, instrument tracks, and their corresponding placements also signify a visual element or emotion inspired by the cityscape and driving experience. For instance, the repetition of a heavy pulsating bass, kick drum and arpeggios from strings and synthesisers, mirror the perpetual motion of passing vehicles and city lights. The work further integrates digital editing and mixing of sounds from Peter Vogel’s Fairlight app, as well as archival and onsite field recordings related to the urban environment.

Overall, ‘North-West’ facilitates a synergetic experience for the spectator in which the spatial audio and virtual image simultaneously generate an interactive journey.

With special thanks to Chris Loong, Maria Tornatore-Loong, Dr Adam Hulbert, and the UNSW TRC team.

Sunday (2017)

Short n’ sweet, inspired by easy Sundays… #sydneyandstreet

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Deep (2017)

A sonic journey about forging deep connections #sydneyandstreet

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Pacific (2017)

Peaceful by the ocean… #sydneyandstreet

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Space 180 (2017)

A sonic narrative, travelling through space #sydneyandstreet

© Original composition by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

Le Début (2017)

© Original sonic composition combining soundscape, electronic and Classical music sounds to express a unique journey of my musical evolution #sydneyandstreet

Debut single by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).

2016

Wave (2016)

Explores sounds from New England Soundscape #sydneyandstreet

© Original sonic arts project by sydneyandstreet (Isabella Loong).