Nigel Farley





Working from field and studio recordings, Nigel is interested in the atmospheres and sonic phenomena of real-world environments, ”hearings" of place and its imaginative-perception. The atmospheres inherent to isolated sites in Tasmania - vacant dwellings, ageing infrastructure - in concert with the vicissitudes of wind, rain, snow – has been a significant influence, as has exploring environmental and cultural undercurrents in relation to their site-specificity. Many recorded projects have considered sites suffused with the experience of time and the residues of the past, enabling a space for reflection on the relationship between notions of quiet, cultural memory and listening.

Nigel is also an improvising musician, playing bowed double bass, and performs with the local Hobart improvisation community and other visiting interstate musicians.