Catherine Clover & Jordan Lacey

Leading the sound project are sound artists Catherine Clover and Jordan Lacey. Both accomplished artists, they share a common interest in the sonic explorations of the city and urban ecologies. 


Catherine Clover

Catherine is an independent artist working with the sonic considerations of urban ecologies. Her artworks are collaborative and include sound-works, installations, external public artworks, performances, radio and artist books. She exhibits regularly, presents at academic conferences nationally and internationally, and teaches at postgraduate level.


jordan lacey

Jordan is an RMIT vice-chancellor’s postdoctoral fellow, whose background includes Artistic Research and Environmental Science and Management and . Jordan's research is located at the interface of sonic arts and urban design, investigating the role of sound installations in the development of creative cities and improved social health and wellbeing.




invited artists

An open call asked artists to submit sound recordings with six soundscape considerations in the creation of the work.

Three sound descriptors:

1. Keynote sounds
The ‘key’ sound of a place, which is not always audible all the time. They include any and all kinds of sound.

2. Sound signals
These are foreground sounds listened to consciously, such as traffic signals, instructions of any kind, church bells, sirens - mostly urban.

3. Soundmarks
These are sounds unique to an area.

Three types of sound:

1. Geophonic
Non-biological natural sources of sound, marine or terrestrial eg wind and water (saltwater, freshwater). Other less common sounds might be volcanoes and lava, earthquakes and plate tectonics, the movement of ice and glaciers etc. Note, the timescale of the geophony is much longer term.

2. Biophony
Non-human non-domestic biological soundscape such as wild animals, birds, insects.

3. Anthropophony
Human sound.