Sound makers across the planet are frothing at the mouth in their attempts to expand humanity’s experience of sonic creativity. JOLT is a sonic arts organisation that seeks to forthrightly contribute to the flowering of local cultures, whilst maintaining an international vision through our total devotion to deepening the sonic experience of our audiences and artists alike. We actively seek to remove many of the restrictive sonic barriers that artists and audiences are often faced with. Our open-minded and actively positive attitude is supported by our own definition of what we believe sound art to be, “any creative act that prioritises sound.”
We present concert series, international tours, gallery-based sonic events, site-specific sonic events, and recorded sound outcomes. As well as being a presenter, JOLT is also a production house, which focuses on creating in-house projects that explore research-based philosophical auditory agendas and technologies.
Through strong leadership, JOLT has established an international network of sound art producers. JOLT’s 2015 Touring Festival Asia recently featured on national TV in Japan.
Since JOLT’s inception in 2007, the organisation has developed projects that engage youth sound makers and sound makers with disabilities. This led to the 2010 creation of The Click Clack Project Inc., a sonic arts org specialising in community development projects.
THE CLICK CLACK PROJECT
The Click Clack Project is an interabilities sound art organisation that develops high calibre sonic performances, workshops and recordings through the combination of sound artists and musicians of varying abilities. Established musicians and sound makers work alongside and on equal footing with those sound makers who are still developing their abilities. Emerging musicians and sound artists at Click Clack include, but are not limited to, those sound makers with an intellectual disability, and young sound makers still in the early stages of life’s remarkable journey.
Click Clack was an incubated organisation at the Footscray Community Arts Centre from 2011-2014.