Anthea Caddy is a cellist and artist from Melbourne, Australia currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Interested in the relationship between recorded sound, spatialisation and instrumental performance, much of Caddy’s work focuses on the incorporation of acoustic, electro-acoustic and recorded space within performance and multi-channel installation.
From a scientific anechoic chamber, to a 50 metre deep hydroelectric damn wall in the Snowy Mountains of Australia and an abandoned Soviet oil tank in Mooste, Estonia. Caddy works within these unusual acoustic environments simultaneously activating the space whilst utilising specific microphone placement to mesh both cello and space into a recorded document. In live solo performance she often uses low lighting or complete darkness in either stereo or multi-channel configurations.
Alongside her solo work Anthea collaborates and performs with many artists in various guises, most notably with sound artist Thembi Soddell (Iland, Cajid Media), Annette Krebs (maps of corners project), Philip Samartzis, Magda Mayas, Tarab (Eamon Sprod), Steve Heather, Anthony Pateras, Eric la Casa, Sean Baxter, Christian Wolff, Tony Conrad, Robin Fox, Robin Hayward, Clare Cooper, Morten Olsen, Clayton Thomas, Liz Allbee (bogan ghost)….. and many others . She is a current member of the 24 piece Splitter Orchestra, Berlin.
She has performed and exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe notably at, Bludenzer Tage, Austria, Liquid Architecture National Festival, Australia, Diapason Gallery, New York, Leipzig Museum of Modern Art, Germany, Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Valencia, Project Space Gallery, Melbourne, Westspace Gallery Melbourne, Wroclaw Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland, Tesla Centre of Media Arts and Radial System V, Berlin.
She has contributed to numerous works for video installation, dance, live sound design/score for theatre (with Darrin Verhagen and Franc Tetaz), film (Rogue, 2007) and video. Alongside Thembi Soddell she is discussed in Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia edited by Gail Priest published by UNSW Press 2008.
For audio go to http://soundcloud.com/antheacaddy