In ‘Epicenter to Outsiders’ Tash van Schaardenburg reflects on two contrasting experiences on both sides of the pandemic, one through excerpts from a performance created using field recordings made on a journey through Europe at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and the other plays with recent field recordings that explores lockdown sonics.
Tash van Schaardenburg is a multidisciplinary artist, musician (Citacsy/Unisex Fuck Club) and promoter from Tāmaki Makaurau. Their art practice explores the acoustic anthologies and social negotiations of sound in the cityscape. Their experimental music project Citacsy-D extends this practice in live performances which create ambient biographical journeys through live sound-sculpting of field recordings. Tash is also a regular contributor to the There not Here field recording broadcast on AFM, a host of Sound Bleed on BFM, and Sound Dose - a monthly AFM broadcast for recent releases by experimental musicians and sonic art practitioners in Aotearoa. Tash completed a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2018, and works for The Audio Foundation.