About

Keira J. Simmons (she/they) is an emerging South Australian sound artist and sound designer based on unceded Kaurna Land.

 

Her work in speculative soundwalking explores bodily engagements with sound as processes of emplacement, with a focus on psychoacoustics and acoustic ecology. They also perform meditative ambient sets, manipulating field recordings and vocal loops to create absorbing textures.

 

As a freelance sound designer and creative she works with local and global artists on creative projects with a focus on queerness, ecology, and embodied theatrical experiences.

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Image courtesy of Braidee Lee

Education

2021-: SAE Institute, Australia. Graduate Certificate, Creative Industries.


2018: New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bachelor of Arts (Music), minor Anthropology.

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Current Affiliations

2022-: Sharehouse Resident, Carclew

2020-: Guildhouse Accredited Member  

2019-: Committee, General Operations (Development Programs), COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide)

2019-: Creative Consultant, Carclew

Image courtesy of Dr Jesse Budel

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Image courtesy of Dr Jesse Budel

Conferences, Community Engagement and Awards

2022: Transforming Everyday Sites, Participant Artist, OSCA + Onkaparinga Arts, South Australia
2019: Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism, Presenter, CRiSAP, Japan
2019: National Youth Arts Summit, Attendee, Carclew, South Australia
2019: Riverlands Biospehere Acoustic Ecology Lab, Attendee, Jesse Budel + Country Arts SA, South Australia
2019: Telematic Studio, Participant, CEMENTA + Christy Dena, Remote
2018: NYU Abu Dhabi Research Conference, Presenter, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
2018: International Ecoacoustics Congress, Attendee, Australian Chapter of Ecoacoustics, Queensland
2017: Perspectives on Listening Symposium, Attendee, Biosphere Soundscapes, Queensland
2017: Tokyo International Projection Mapping Awards, Jury Award, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

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Image courtesy of Emma Luker

Industry Experience

2021: Audio Engineering + Balance Engineering Mentorship, Martin Jones + COMA, South Australia
2021: Venue Operator + Audio Engineer, Hartstone-Kitney Productions/Black Box Live, South Australia
2020: Venue Technician, Adelaide Fringe, The Treasury 1860, South Australia
2019: Sound Alliance Participant (Mentor Adam Ritchie, r.domain), COMA, South Australia
2018: Research/Archives Assistant, Music and Sound Cultures Research Group, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
2017: Audiovisual Intern, Roulette Intermedium, New York, USA
2017: Archiving/General Operations Intern, Issue Project Room, New York, USA
2015: Archives + Fieldwork Intern, Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, Gurgaon, India