Sydney Fugue
Megan Belknap
Master of Art

Sydney Fugue
'Sydney Fugue' is an audio-driven work that explores the sounds of Sydney and what they reveal about the city’s cultural narrative. For a ten-week period, Megan Belknap has gathered over 200 field recordings from public and shared spaces around the city of Sydney. Megan, originally from the USA, then compiled the various recordings into one audio track. The intent was never to represent an objective view, rather she acknowledges the inherent subjective role of the artist as compositor. As a result, 'Sydney Fugue' showcases her own outsider experience of Sydney. The 2D animated work was inspired by the audio Megan gathered and created alongside it.
  • Birds Making Birds (Sydney Fugue excerpt)

  • Chinatown Loop (Sydney Fugue excerpt)