Rolling Stock

Shannon O'Neill

Locomentum is an immersive, site-specific sound installation which plays with participants' perception of movement. The experience of travel transcends the linear into a new (meta)physical space.

Shannon O'Neill Website
Alias Frequencies Website

Picture

Background

Shannon O’Neill is an artist, academic and curator who works across music, radio, Internet, performance, text, video and installation.

As well as making sound and music under his own name and as Time Being, he has been a member of the groups Wake Up and ListenThe Splinter OrchestraPlenumProjek Lansac and Undermind, and has collaborated with numerous artists in various media, including filmmaker Husein Alicajic, choreographerTess de Quincey and new media artist Mari Velonaki.

He has made acclaimed experimental radio programs for broadcasters such as 2MBS-FM, 2SER, FBi Radio and the ABC.

Shannon has been a director of the Electrofringe festival (2001-02), the Disorientation series (2003), and the Sydney Liquid Architecture festival (2005-07, 2009) and is the founder and director of Alias Frequencies, an organisation that promotes and publishes music and media art. He is also co-director of Plum Industries, a web design, development and consultancy business.

He has written extensively on sound and media art for publications such as RealTime and Art Monthly Australia, and contributed a chapter to the recent book ‘Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia‘.

Shannon is currently employed as a lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney and is completing a PhD in music at the University of Wollongong.