Sounds of Curtains (now destroyed) Sydney Opera House is a full-length record conceived by artist Kristin Nelson.
Sounds of Curtains (now destroyed) Sydney Opera House investigates the labour of curtains in ten compositions by ten artists from across Canada and Australia. Each artist incorporated recordings made in Sydney, Australia, of one of ten mechanical winches within the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. These mechanical winches were removed in 2017 as part of a larger Sydney Opera House renewal project. This is an archiving of their sounds and includes the work of crys cole, Christine Fellows, hannah_g, Casey Mecija, Gail Priest, Judith Rice, Andrea Roberts, Kelly Ruth, Süss, and Roger White. A bonus risograph insert printed by Parameter Press, contains a written response to the project by artist and critical theorist Jeanne Randolph and features original artwork by Kelly Campbell.
Limited edition of 100 copies on red vinyl with a risograph printed insert.
The album is not available in digital format and physical copies are available through the artists website: https://kristinnelson.ca/work/sounds-of-curtains
Kristin Nelson thanks the Winnipeg Arts Council for their support.