surface resonance

Eliot Palmer is a Melbourne-based sound and vibration artist, using transduction and sensation to explore the character, history and physicality of architectural spaces.  Working with structural resonance, he engages with low frequency sound and sympathetic building response to vibration: hums, distortions and rattles from metal, glass, paper and wood.

His performances, exhibitions and installations include sites such as a historic wooden watchtower (Red Gate Gallery, Beijing China), Komyogi temple (Tokyo Japan) and multi-storey fire escape stairwell (Liquid Architecture festival, Melbourne).

By using a full-body vibration table or tuning vibrations to a space, Palmer provides kinesthetic and immersive sound experiences for audiences. His compositions are a response to site and material, and seek to explore the abstraction of musical sound as it transfers through building structures.

Surface resonance developed from a Master of Arts (Sound) by Research, RMIT University, 2007-2010. Research concerned the abstraction of musical sound, composing for sensation and the dialogue between hearing and touch. Documentation and website. For previous DJ projects see

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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