(about . camilla & sound)
There are worlds within the slamming of a door, a chattering couple strolling the streets, the relentless whir of air conditioners as they spit on your forehead – rhythms, patterns, histories and narratives intricately woven beneath the surface. These worlds envelop us, they are the soundscapes and choreography of our daily lives. Open your ears, let your imagination soar and be sure – your senses will prickle as you reach into another universe.
In her previous life as an arts journalist and radio documentary maker in Australasia, Camilla developed a great love of storytelling, the cinema of sound and power of the imagination. From the radio Camilla entered the world of independent sound design. Her soundscapes have cultural and contemporary resonance and unravel the beauty in the ordinary. Sound work includes; sound design created for visual artists, art installations, film, dance, theatre, live art, radio & meditation. Aural landscapes composed of human voices, the noises of our world and instruments tell personal, cinematic stories about everyday life.
Camilla spent almost 15 years working professionally with sound design. Now it is an integrated part of her teaching and art work.
For several years she had an audio blog - Aural Us
sound work history
Site Specific & Performance Based Work -
Camilla has produced sound work for theatre, dance, art exhibitions & film around the world. Her work has appeared at Melbourne’s La Mama theatre, Wellington’s Bats Theatre, London’s Rex Cinema, and New York’s Frying Pan to name a few.
A rich collaboration & adventure, London 2006 – 2009.
Fascinated by the collision of the classical and experimental, the composed and pedestrian, the choreographed and imporvised; musician, Christin Rauter and sound designer/dancer, Camilla Maling spliced sounds, music, movement and visuals into albums, performances, workshops and bespoke commissions. The hidden beauties of everyday life, in sound and flesh, were constant inspiration. What beauty lies so close! GingerInOrange. was their collaboration, click here for Ginger In Orange. website.
To listen to more of her sound design work, get in touch.
Radio Work & Awards -
Spoken Features and Documentary Producer, Radio New Zealand, Dec 2002 – Jun 2003
Feature work for National Radio, Specialist Arts Reporter to daily arts show, What’s Going On?
Producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Radio National, Sep 2002 – Dec 2002
Producer exchange with national arts and culture show – Nightclub and documentary work for The Listening Room on Classic FM.
Spoken Programme Producer, Radio New Zealand, Nov 2000 – Sep 2002
Produced, presented and edited short and longer form feature programmes for Arts Week (weekly half-hour arts and current events show).
Qantas Media Award 2003 – Best Current Affairs Programme – What’s Going On?
Qantas Media Award 2001 – Finalist Best Radio Feature – A Long-Expected Party
Qantas Media Award 2000 – Best Arts Reporter – Radio Current Affairs
Media Peace Award 2000 – Commendation for documentary Living By My Own Rules (episode 5 of New Urban Tales)
Camilla’s radio work was played around the world – on Radio New Zealand’s National Radio & Concert FM, the ABC, BBC and Canadian Public Radio.