Nick Wishart’s main area of artistic practice is music, sound, video and multimedia by adapting and re-purposing existing and emerging domestic technologies and intuitive physical interfaces to create new audio/visual interfaces.
Wishart combines his skills in electronics, interactive devices, audio-visual production and circuit bending to create interactive multi-media installations and circuit bent instruments that form the basis of the all toy band Toydeath.
Wishart was instrumental in the development of CeLL, a MIDI-controlled Pneumatic Orchestra, which is an on-going collaboration with Miles van Dorrsen. CeLL is an automatic music machine encased in a 20ft shipping container.
Wishart is also accomplished in the fields of Composition, Sound Design and Music Technology with over 20 years experience writing, playing and recording music for live theatre and moving image.
Major Installations and Events:
UTS: Creating Futures 25th anniversary celebration video soundtrack (2013)
Cacophony: The Art of Conflict (Architectural Projection for Melbourne International Arts Festival, 2011)
Volta (Carriageworks 2008)
Mind’s Eye (an audio tactile journey in complete darkness)
Sydney Paralympic Festival 2000 and Sydney Festival 1996
The Ecstasy of Communication Salamanca Theatre Co. 1997
Wheeze. Marrickville Hospital. 1995
The most recent works for major theatre productions include:
Missing The Bus To David Jones. (Theatre Kantanka 2009)
The Modern International Dead (Griffin Theatre 2008)
The Kid, October (Griffin)
The Metamorphosis (Sydney Theatre Co)