Andrew Garton

Launching 'Son of Science' album, Soup, Tokyo, 2008.

Andrew is a producer, musician and artist with a background in community and public access media. He contributed to community broadcasting in the 1970’s and 1980’s as well as the vibrant and experimental music scene in Sydney. In the 1990s he established some of the earliest Internet networked art events in Australia and continued to pioneer in streaming technologies, generative soundworks and collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects that explored broader interpretations of screen culture and the moving image.

Andrew graduated in 2000 with a Master of Arts in Interactive Media. He was Artistic Director and co-founder of the new media arts collective Toy Satellite, interactive media consultant to Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and was the inaugural Program Director for the screen resource centre, Open Channel.

Andrew lives in rural Victoria, having recently completed a two year residency at Clifton Pugh’s Dunmoochin in Cottle’s Bridge and decided to stay nearby. He recently completed a year-long project as Creative Producer of Bamiyarra, a Home Lands media arts project connecting young Hazara from refugee backgrounds to their home lands and separated communities.


Recorded live in Cape Town with the free jazz trio, BenguelaWith a Will is based on a poem by writer / director, David Nerlich.

In this performance I used a pair of styrofoam cups in which I had embeded tiny microphones. One cup was attached to my face, directly over my mouth in which I would insert a hand-held microphone achieving the unique vocal sound you hear throughout the piece.

Video / performance

From the debut performance of TONG TANA, a cabaret based on structured improvisations. This clip was cobbled together using stills from the live performance, found images, video portraits of Penan from Long Kerong (Ulu Baram, Sarawak, Malaysia) and video shot at the concert.

TONG TANA was first performaned as a collaboration with South African sound illusionists, Benguela and Cape Town based visualist, Andrew Parker (aka Image Master Blink) and was performed at Alliance Francaise, 29 July 2009, Cape Town, South Africa.

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