DR Ros Bandt

DR Ros Bandt


  • Acoustic ecology
  • Aeolian Harps
  • Archeoacoustics ( sound architectural space)
  • Environmental sound art
  • Music composition (music composition)
  • Sound Culture (Sound Culture)



  • Ros Bandt is an internationally acclaimed sound artist. composer, performer, installation artist, sound researcher and author. She has pioneered many forms of sound art including sounding industrial chambers, original glass music, building sound playgrounds, and interactive mixed media installations and sound sculptures. She is a founding member of ensembles, LIME, Back to Back Zithers, La Romanesca, Carte Blanche and the Free Music Ensemble. She was awarded the Don Banks Composers Award for her original work and many national and international innovation awards including the Benjamin Cohen Peace Prize. She is published by Sonic Gallery, Move, Wergo, EMI, New Albion Records, Pozitif, Fine Arts Press, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. As well as her artistic practice she directs the award winning on line the Australian Sound Design Project at the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne, funded on her third ARC grant. Her books and writings on sound art and culture are well known.

    Research Interests SOUND ART AND CULTURE

    Place as Acoustic Space, Sonic Architectures, Site specific sound, Sound sculpture and sound installation, Australian Sound Designs in Public Space, Interactive Spatial Music Systems, Endangered Sounds, Environmental Sound Art Practices, Sonic Archeology, International and Cross Cultural Sound Collaborations. Performance Practice of Repetitive Music . Chance and Indeterminacy in John Cage.
    Creating original installations, performance and sound events as applied research.   


Member of

  • Australia Performing Rights Association. Full Member 1990 - 2019
  • Australian Forum of Acoustic Ecology. Member 1993 - 2014



Selected publications


Education and training

  • Australia, Monash University
  • PhD, Monash University 1984

Awards and honors

  • N.F.S.A Australian Sound Archive Registry of Australian Sound, 2013
  • Melbourne Prize Outstanding Musician Finalist, 2013
  • Cochrane -Smith Award for Sound Heritage, National Film and Sound Archive Fanny Cochrane Smith Award for sound heritage, 2012