Jay-Dea Lopez:  Sound Artist

Artist Statement: an artist working with sound and field recordings. Local to the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Australia his work reflects the social and environmental anxieties of the early 21st century. Initially trained in classical performance and composition he now uses field recordings as a way to question the complexities of our natural and social environments. Jay-Dea’s field recordings and compositions have been used in film, radio, theatre, festivals and gallery installations overseas and in Australia. Various works have been archived by the British Library and the Australian National Film and Sound Archive.


Eesti – Lismore Regional Gallery. June – August 2019

Habitat – West Gallery Thebarton, Adelaide. May 2018.

Super Field – RMIT. Melbourne. December. 2017

Artstate – Lismore – November. 2017.

Sensations – (sound contributor) Grafton Regional Gallery. May – June. 2016.

Tangkuinyendi Yabarra – (sound contributor) South Australian Museum. Adelaide Fringe Festival. February. 2016.

Auditory Visions – Lismore Regional Gallery. September – October 2015.

La Rivière – Bibliothèque Francophone Multimédia de Limoges. Limoges. June – September 2014.

Listen Hear! – The Old Rose Lipman Library, London. May 2014.

Symposium on Acoustic Ecology – The School of Fine Art and Music. University of Kent, England. November 2013.

Between the Ears Festival – Galerie Dira. Prague, the Czech Republic. September 2013.

Moozak Festival – The Fluc. Vienna, Austria. September 2013.

60 by 60 – Black Box Theatre. Aliso Viejo, California, America. March 30th 2013.

Zeppelin Exapndit 2012 – Barcelona So Limit. Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture. Barcelona, Spain. November 2012.

National Young Writers Festival. In the Dark event. Staple Manor. Newcastle, Australia. September 28th 2012.

In the Dark: listening event. Format Space. Adelaide, Australia. September 6th 2012.

Invisible Time. MUU Galleria. Helsinki, Finland. June 8th – July 6th 2012.

Hidden Creatures.  Old Town Hall. Bendigo, Australia. 6-9th April 2012.

Sound through Barriers: sound art and listening in continuous space. Front Range College. Fort Collins, Colorado, America. April 20-29th 2012.

Festival of Arts. Valencia Central Train Station. Valencia, Spain. 9th March 2012.

In the Dark: listening event. Serial Space Gallery, Sydney. Mechanic Art Institute, Melbourne. Australia. February 9th and 16th 2012.

Paroles de Galere: Festival Populaire et Militant. Marseilles, France. 4th September 2011.

MOKS Residency: Mooste, Estonia.
November – December 2013.


Pulse – Hemispharenokukyo. February 2019.
AC – Galaverna. December 2014.
Terraform – Kaon Records. March 2014
The Great Silence – 3Leaves. April 2013.
Systemic Collapse – Impulsive Habitat. September 2012.
[dis]location – Sirona Records. August 2012.
Somewhere on the Edge: various artists – Gruenrekorder. May 2012.
Emerging Territories – LEA Ediciones. January 2012.

Stage – field recordings
Charcoal Creek – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. June 2012.

Editorial and Review Work
The Field Reporter. 2012 to 2014.

Production / Curatorial Work

The Colour of Sound: 7 episode series 2014-15. Producer and writer. ABC Radio National: Australia.

Framework Radio #397. Guest Curator and producer. October 2012.
Framework Radio #376. Guest Curator and producer. May 2012.


Interview – 10th August 2014. ABC Radio National: Australia.

Bay FM: Australia.
Interview – 6th April 2012.

Radio Zero: Portugal.
1 hour special – 11th August 2011.

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