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Tim Humphrey
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Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey (VIC) undertook a Synapse 3 residency with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Australia)

Madeleine and Tim worked with Dr Shane Grey, head of the Gene Therapy and Autoimmunity Group, to investigate ways of sonifying information from new genetic analysis techniques that reveal the dynamics of cellular processes. The collaboration has the potential to advance the understanding of complex cellular patterns and networks, as well as providing unique opportunities for the artistic rendition of processes at the heart of human existence.

Two major projects arose from this residency: This Map is Not to Scale for MIAF 2008, and with collaborater Jesse Stevens, epi-thet for MIAF 2010.

Australian performers/composers/sound designers/researchers/writers/creators/socially engaged sound artists working across performative art-forms. Our curiosity about sound in space and cultural engagement with sound/music has led us to develop links with artists in dance, theatre, installation, film and public art nationally and internationally. We have worked together since 1993 and are based in Melbourne, Australia.

We create both large scale and intimate works.

Our awards include a GreenRoom Award for Outstanding Composition/sound design, Melbourne International Arts Festival Award, ANAT Synapse Award and two Asialink Residencies in China and Japan. Tim has a PhD in music from Monash University and is currently a lecturer in creativity and culture at Griffith University. We are the secretaries of New Music Network, the national peak body for new music in Australia: Madeleine is a board member of Melbourne Fringe, and is current Chair of the Community Partnerships panel of Arts Victoria.

In 2011 we were finalists for the APRA- AMCOS awards for Excellence in Experimental Music.
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