On one shoulder lies a siren who sings of ambient journeys that spins synthesis between sculpting of field recordings and sonorous electronic noise; On the other shoulder squats a gremlin who relishes in the cathartic qualities of the club, the mimicry of the percussive racket of urban life and somatic sounds that rattle the bones.
Tash van Schaardenburg is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Tāmaki Makaurau. Their art practice explores the acoustic anthologies and social negotiations of sound in the cityscape with an emphasis on the positive outcomes of dedicated listening approaches towards urban noise. Their experimental music project Citacsy extends this practice into performances of ambient soundscapes - biographical journeys through live sound-sculpting of field recordings, and also rattling, somatic experimental techno performances. Tash is part of the There Not Here collective, a host of Sound Bleed on BFM, and Sound Dose on AFM. Tash completed a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2018, and works at The Audio Foundation as manager of musician wrangling and chief spliff supervisor.