Fractal - Looking For Wonderland, 2007 (posted in Aural Us, June 2015)

It’s time for some music…

I feel compelled to share a work with you that’s very close to my heart. In London, back in 2008 musician Christin Rauter and I made an album, Looking For Wonderland. The track ‘Fractal’ has particular relevance to our discussion about movement – about the patterns we create in our daily dealings and the constantly expanding and condensing energetics of these experiences.

Fractal – the track…

A meditation on sound. A fractal is a fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is approximately a reduced-size copy of the whole. Derived from Latin, ‘fract’ means broken. This became a map of construction. Seeking to give breath, take one tiny segment of recorded sound, dive in and wonder at the patterns in this seeming chaos. Natural objects often referred to as fractals include clouds, mountain ranges, lightning bolts, coastlines, and snow flakes.


Looking For Wonderland – the album…

LFW investigates states, places, and the act of wonder in our contemporary environment. Ginger In Orange. was interested in the concept of wonder and the idea of wonderland as a shared human experience. In dance and music there is a kind of wonderland for the artist and audience, “we all conger our own wonderland”. Wonder is freedom, imagination, creativity and beauty. Wonder is escapism, passion, addiction and darkness.

Each track in this album tells a story. A story about the makers, about our world, about human imagination.

All instruments improvised. All recordings original. All sound found.

Fusing recordings from all over the world.

(6’43”  – Fractal by Camilla Maling & Christin Rauter – Ginger In Orange.)

Molecules (posted in Aural Us, March 2014)

An extract from… In The Shadow Of The Moon, a documentary film

This astronaut beautifully articulates what is an extraordinary metaphor for living – our very own physiology intimately integrated into our environment. As an Embodiment Inquisitor, I am on a quest for experiences & examples of our interconnectedness, details otherwise missed, patterns hidden beneath the seeming chaos. Certainly these men had an insight unlike any other.

(0’52” – In The Shadow Of The Moon)

An Ode (posted in Aural Us, 2014)

To consider my moving self is a profoundly spiritual endeavour.

I believe our moving self is key to our experience and understanding of our self, our environment and our place it in.

I built this little composition shortly after returning from India, new to Melbourne and newly pregnant with my daughter. I was experiencing movement in all it’s glory.

(2’30” – copyright of Camilla Maling)

Melodic Flesh (posted in Aural Us, Jan 2014)

To kick off my blog Aural Us, Jan 2014...

What better way than to call on a work with a name like Melodic Flesh!  I made & performed  this work in London back in 2006. It was a solo improvisation in dance and voice to an original sound score. This is a compiled soundbite from the sound score.

We sit, we stand, we walk and what else…?

There are interlacing patterns in every given moment, dive in and capture with all your senses – venture into the music box.

This short score is part of a larger investigation into the relationship between sound and movement. It’s a matter of vibration and conversation – as sound hits you in any given moment you physicalise & reconfigure your experience of sound and self…

The soundscape is constructed of voice & original recordings from our everyday environment.

2’39” compiled soundbite
(Full soundscape duration 9’45”)