ACOUSTIC ECOLOGIES | NIKI JOHNSON
In response to the mycelial forest Frozen Fungi by Victoria Pham in our Project Space, percussionist and composer-performer Niki Johnson will build an acoustic ecology out of the frozen artefacts through a live-sonic activation, bridging live music performance and art installation to create a sonic landscape unearthed from the depths of the soil and complex intertwine of mycelium threads.
Niki Johnson is a percussionist and composer-performer whose musical practice incorporates interdisciplinary collaboration, performance art, contemporary classical repertoire, and improvisation. She collaborates with fine-artists, and experimental musicians to create new artworks existing in the liminal spaces of art mediums. Niki holds a Bachelor of Percussion Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is a current PhD Candidate at Monash University. Her research explores percussionists' collaborations with sculptors and designers, and the process of co-creating, and composing for new sculptural instruments.