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Bus Projects is currently closed.

We will reopen in our new space at the Collingwood Arts Precinct in March with our first round of exhibitions, a solo show by Moorina Bonini, a curated exhibition by Bianca Winata with Yaya Sung and Eugenia Lim, alongside the ‘Housewarming’ event series. Click through to our current website here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new gallery in 2020!

Bus Projects acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.

Bus Projects is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Bus Projects' 2017–19 Program is supported by the City of Yarra. Identity, Public Office

Bus Proj–


Jonathan Heilbron

Opening: Tuesday 22 September, 6-8pm
Dates: 22 September – 9 October 2009

'Bassounds' is an exploration in the fluctuating energies that can coexist within a relatively small space. Cause and effect become blurred, as improvisational sound metamorphoses into composed material, all the while being enhanced by the comparatively static light projections onto the walls. These elements combine to create a work that has a life and energy of its own whilst still remaining an immersive sonic enclosure.

The sole sound source heard in the work is the Double Bass, highlighting the surprising versatility of the instrument.

'Bassounds' can be separated into several parts or ‘episodes’, each drawing from one or more of the natural timbres achievable on the instrument. Four separate sound sources can be heard, all stemming from a single improvisation. This results in combined, dense textures and complex interrelationships. The light acts as a constant energy source amongst the morphing sonic landscape, and casts a fragmented shadow onto the walls of the space. This light enhances the feeling of enclosure, as the ebbing improvisations develop around the viewer.