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Sound: Hayayo Miyazaki's The Wind Rises
- published in Film Comment Vol.50 No.3, March-April 2014, New York

Hayayo Miyazaki's The Wind Rises
- published on Frieze magazine blog, May 2014, London

The Sound of Godzilla's Footsteps
symposium presentation, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013

Goblin Live: Melbourne Town Hall concert & ACMI live score to Suspiria
published in The Wire No.349, London, 2013

Hypnagogic Horror - Hauntological Cinema: Berberian Sound Studio
published in Realtme No.113, Sydney, 2012

Tokusatsu Comes Alive
published in MadBlogs February, Madman Entertainment, Melbourne, 2013

Tokusatsu: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
published in Frieze No.152, London, 2013

Is It Weird? Or, Actualising Disallowed Cinema
published in Lola No.3, Buffalo/Melbourne, 2013

Parties In Your Head: From the Acoustic to the Psycho-Acoustic
published in The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics, University of Oxford Press, London, 2013

Copying Doctors - Consuming Cinema: HUMAN CENTIPEDE II
Realtme No.107, Sydney, 2012

The Way Wakamatsu Chose His Own Fate: Political Mortality & Radical Dramaturgy
published in Senses Of Cinema No.65, Melbourne, 2012

Sexual Robots & Plastic Humans in Anime
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 ANIME) - as part of the exhibition JAPAN - KINGDOM OF CHARACTERS, College of Creative Arts, Wellington, New Zealand; keynote for the 25th Society For Animation Studies Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne; VCA Film & TV School, 2012

How Anime Fucks The World (And You With It)
(extended unpublished lecture on FLCL from 100 ANIME) - talk delivered at the conference WORLD CINEMA NOW
, Monash University, Melbourne, 2011

Graphic Cinema
published in Artlines, 2011 - issue 4, Brisbane, 2011 (forthcoming)

Pink Cinema
panel contribution for 1st Fantastic Asia Film Festival, Nova Cinema, Melbourne, 2011

Perilous, Pliable, Projected
catalogue essay for Cassandra Tytler, Finland, 2011

The Sound of an Android’s Soul - Music, Muzak and MIDI in Time Of Eve
published in Cinefile Vol.7 No.1, Vancouver, 2011

Auralis Sexualis: How Cartoons Conduct Paraphilia
published in Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2011

Sexual Robots & Plastic Humans in Anime
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 ANIME) - as part of the exhibition JAPAN - KINGDOM OF CHARACTERS, RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne; VCA Film & TV School, 2011

Anime At The Speed Of Thought
catalogue essay for the DVD release of Welcome To Irabu's Office and The Tatami Galaxy, Siren Visual, Melbourne, 2011

Ego Logos & Euclidean Cum Shots
catalogue essay for Emile Zile, Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, 2011

The Myth of Collage in Cinema
unpublished talk delivered at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2010

Delusional Praxis & Cinematic Immolation in Ecstasy of Angels
published in Un, Volume 3 No.2, Melbourne, 2009

Enlarge Your Penis Now: Script-writing as self-help for a sick industry
Catalogue essay for Emile Zile, Unheard Cinema Festival, Netherlands, 2009

Targeting Australia
published in Real Time No.89, Sydney, 2009

Sound: Francis Thompson's 'N.Y.N.Y.'
published in Film Comment Vol.45 No.1, Jan-Feb, New York, 2009

CITIZEN KANE: The sound of the look of a 'visual masterpiece
published in Music & The Moving Image, Vol.1 No.3, University of Illinois Press, Champaign

Sexual Robots & Plastic Humans in Anime
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 ANIME) - VCA Film & Television School, Melbourne, 2008; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2008

Sound: Joel & Ethan Coen's 'No Country For Old Men'
published in Film Comment Vol.44 No.2, March-April, New York, 2008

Where Sound Is: Locating The Absent Aural in Film Theory
published in The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies, Sage Publications, London, 2008

Sound: Babette Monglote's 'Seven Easy Pieces'
published in Film Comment Vol.43 No.6, November-December, New York, 2007

Sexual Robots & Plastic Humans in Anime
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 ANIME) - special lecture tour commissioned by the Consul of Japan & the Japanese Embassy, New Zealand & the Japan Foundation: University of Canterbury, Christchurch; Victoria UNiversity, Wellington; the Japan Information & Culture Centre, Wellington; Auckland Museum, Auckland, 2007

Sound: Nobuhiro Yamashita's 'Linda Linda Linda'
published in Film Comment Vol.43 No.4, July-August, New York, 2007

Sonic - Atomic - Neumonic: Apocalyptic Echoes in Japanese Animation
published in Illusion of Life 2 - Essays on Animation, Power Publications, Sydney, 2007 (from original presentation at the Illusion of Life conference, Sydney 1995)

How Sound Floats on Land: the Suppression & Release of Indigenous Musics on the Cinematic Terrain
excerpt reprinted in BEYOND THE SOUNDTRACK, University of California Press, 2007

Tezuka: From Manga to Anime
unpublished slide lecture, Revelation - Perth International Film Festival, 2007

Pseudo Soundtracks - The Myth of Inventive Audiovision in Experimental Cinema
unpublished keynote talk for the Totally Huge New Music Conference, Perth, 2007

From Boring Video Art to Pseudo Cinema
unpublished talk in conjunction with the exhibition CENTRE POMPIDOU VIDEO ART 1965-2005, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, 2007

Tezuka: From Manga to Anime
unpublished slide lecture, Chauvel Cinema, Sydney, 2007

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE - From Muzak to Prozac & Beyond (extended from entry in 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS)
published in FFWD Magazine No.4, January, Rome, 2007

2006 Critics' Top Ten
published in Film Comment Vol.43 No.1, January-February, New York, 2007

The 50 Best Things About Anime
Empire (Australian), Sydney, January 2007

MAGNOLIA - Vocal Noise, Multiplied Music and Song-As-Narrative
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS) Royal Holloway University of London, 2006

AKIRA: Post-atomic landscapes & post-sonic mindscapes
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS) University of Liverpool, UK, 2006; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2006

Tezuka: From Manga to Anime
unpublished slide lecture, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2006

Toru Takemistu Golden Cinema Week
contribution to poll conducted the film programme of the exhibition Toru Takemitsu: Visions in Time, Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, 2006

Sound: Katsuhito Ishii's 'Funky Forest'
published in Film Comment Vol.42 No.6, November-December, New York, 2006

Sexual Robots & Plastic Humans in Anime
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 ANIME) - VCA Film & Television School, Sydney, 2006

Sound: Michael Haneke's '71 Fragments'
published in Film Comment Vol.42 No.5, September-October, New York, 2006

Sound: Sayajit Ray's 'The Chess Players'
published in Film Comment Vol.42 No.4, July-August, New York, 2006

Sound: Alexander Sukurov's 'The Sun'
published in Film Comment Vol.42 No.3, May-June, New York, 2006

L'Amour Japan: Recent Frissons in Japanese Cinema
published in Metro Magazine No.149, Melbourne, 2006

THE CONVERSATION: Invisibility, Silence & Inner Emptiness
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2005; University of Iowa, Iowa City, 2005

THE COLOUR OF POMMEGRANATES: Lyrics, Icons and Other Musical States
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS) Fordham University, New York, 2005

RESIDENT EVIL: Neural Sound Design and Noise Attacks
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS) Storytelling: Interactivity, Sound & Music, AFTRS, Sydney, 2005

THE EXORCIST: Satanic Vocalization & Bodily Sounds
(extended unpublished lecture from 100 MODERN SOUNDTRACKS) Screen Studies & Research, AFTRS, Sydney, 2005

Cine-Rock: An Embarassment of Riches
CD notes to Morpho's MORPHO,
Doctor Jim Records, Melbourne, 2005

ARASHI GA OKA: The Sound of the World Turned Inside-Out
Japanese Horror Cinema, Edinburugh University Press, Edinburgh, 2005


Osamu Tezuka & Astro Boy
notes to DVD box set of the 1980 colour ASTRO BOY, released in special edition by Madman Entertainment, Melbourne, 2004 (revised and adapted from the 1995 Melbourne International Film Festival catalogue introduction)

My Dreadful Failure As An Australian Filmmaker
published in Spinach7, No.3, Melbourne, 2004

Celluloid Symphony
published in Beomag (The Bang & Olufsen Magazine), Winter 2003, Melbourne

Noise Factory
published in Beomag (The Bang & Olufsen Magazine), Winter 2003, Melbourne

Burnt In Burnt Out
catalogue essay for Phip Murray animation, ABC Strange Attractors, 2003

Sound: 'Furi Kuri'
published in Film Comment Vol.38 No.6, New York, 2002

Sound: George Lucas' 'Star Wars Ep 2'
published in Film Comment Vol.38 No.4, New York, 2002

Noise & Conduction (With Passing Reference to the Absence of Ideas in Australian Cinema)
Notes from talk delivered at the Australian Screen Directors Association conference, Sydney, 2002

Baby, You're The Right Kind Of Wrong: Pop Music, Cinema & Other Holes
published in Photofile No.66, Sydney, 2002

Vinyl Fantasy
published in Gloss No.4, Melbourne, 2002

I Scream In Silence: Cinema, Sex & the Sound of Women Dying
excerpt reprinted in Senses of Cinema No.22, Sept-Oct., Melbourne, 2002

Local Noise: Australian Film Sound & Music
published in Metro No.127, Melbourne, 2001

Body Mats & Super Slams: Sport, Sound & Violence
unpublished notes from talk presented at the 4th CINESONIC: International Conference on Film Scores & Sound Design, Melbourne, 2001

Funny Accents: The Sound of Racism
published in Cinesonic: Experiencing the Soundtrack, AFTRS Publishing, Sydney, 2001

In Memorium: Jack Nitzsche
published in Senses of Cinema No.9 - Melbourne, 2000

Please Stop with the Boring Video Art
published in Like No.9 - Melbourne, 2000

How Sound Floats on Land: The Suppression & Release of Folk & Indigenous Musics on the Cinematic Terrain
published in Cinesonic: Cinema & the Sound of Music, AFTRS Publishing, Sydney, 2000

Monster Island: Godzilla & Japanese Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
published in Postcolonial Studies, Vol.3 No.1, London, 2000

Being Blind: A Polemical Manual for Using New Audiovisual Technologies
published in Iris No.27 - special issue on the state of sound studies, Paris, 1999

I Scream In Silence: Cinema, Sex & the Sound of Women Dying
published in Cinesonic: The World of Sound in Film, AFTRS Publishing, Sydney, 1999

THE BIRDS: The Triumph of Noise Over Music
published in Essays In Sound No.4, Sydney, 1999

Dolby Stereo: issues of sound and silence in recordable space
unpublished talk/slide-lecture delivered @ IMMERSION, Treasury Theatre, Melbourne, 1999


Fear of the Abstract: In the Void of the Tele-Audio-Visual
unpublished catalogue essay for SYNTHETICS video art exhibition, Power Museum, Sydney - 1998


Music, HEAT & the soundtracks of Michael Mann
unpublished talk delivered @ for John Manogios Lecture Series, Kaleide Cinema, Melbourne, 1998

Report: Manga & Anime in Australia
published in Comickers No.6, Japan, 1997

Sonic - Atomic - Neumonic: Apocalyptic Echoes in Japanese Animation
unpublished talk delivered at Life Of Illusion: 2nd International Conference on Animation, Sydney, 1995

LABYRINTH OF DREAMS
catalogue entry for the Melbourne International Film Festival, 1995

Japanese Animation in the West
published in Filmnews No.117, Sydney, 1995


TETSUO II: Mutant Offspring of Mutant Culture
catalogue essay for Japanese theatrical release of TETSUO II, 1993

Apocalyptic Scenarios In Japanese Pop Culture

unpublished talk/slide-lecture delivered @ the 41st Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, 1991


Aspects of Sound & Music in Indigenous Cinema
unpublished talk delivered @ the Indigenous Narrative Drama Initiative, AFC, Melbourne, 1995

Spatial Logic & Dimensionality in Film
catalogue introduction for unpublished talk delivered @ Sound In Space, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1995

Illiterature
unpublished talk delivered @ National Screenwriters' Conference, Melbourne, 1991

Silent Bodies In Warhol's Cinema
unpublished talk delivered @ part of the Warhol's Early Cinema Retrospective, State Film Theatre, Melbourne, 1991

PSYCHO, Herrmann & Hitchcock
unpublished talk delivered @ the Film Composing seminar, Australian, Film TV & Radio School, Sydney, 1991

Apocalyptic Scenarios In Japanese Pop Culture
unpublished talk/slide-lecture delivered @ the 41st Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, 1991

Read My Lips: Notes On Film Dialogue
published in Matters Of Style - Continuum Vol.3 No.3, Perth, 1992

The Animation of Sound
published in The Illusion Of Life: 1st International Conference on Animation, Power Publications, Sydney, 1991

Apocalyptic Scenarios In Japanese Pop Culture
unpublished talk/slide-lecture delivered @ the 41st Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, 1991

Film Narrative / Narrative Film / Music Narrative / Narrative Music
published in Cinema Papers No.71, Melbourne, 1989

The Non-Event Of Sound In Video Art
published in Scan No.1, Sydney, 1989

International Videos In The 1987 Melbourne International Film Festival
published in Filmnews Vol.17 No.7, Sydney, 1987

Rewritten Westerns: Rewired Westerns Lawyers in Cars & Monsters with guitars
published in Stuffing No.1, Melbourne, 1987

Romantic Agony
panel member, State Film Theatre, Melbourne, 1986

Independent Film
panel member, Australian Film TV & Radio School, Melbourne, 1986

Western Spaghetti & Spaghetti Westerns
catalogue essay for Maria Kozic in the 1986 Venice Biennale

Artificialsim: Anything but Realism
unpublished article, 1986

Video Art: The Devil's Advocate & The Archangel Gabriel Australian VideO Art
Overseas catalogue, 1985

Sanscript
unpublished talk delivered @ the 1st National Script Writers' Conference, Melbourne, 1985

Say Goodbye To Hollywood
published in Third Degree No.1, Sydney, 1984

Horrality: The Textuality of the Contemporary Horror Film
published in Art & Text No.3, Melbourne, 1983; reprinted in Screen UK, Vol.27 Nos.1/2, 1986; reprinted in THE HORROR READER, Routledge, London, 2000

Ending
published in Stuff No.4, Melbourne, 1983

The Politics of Poetics and the Poetics of Politics in Australian Film Culture
(with Rod Bishop) published in Arena No.82, Melbourne 1982

The Archeology of Culture
(with Adrian Martin) published in Cantrilles' Filmnotes No.35/36, Melbourne, 1982

Raiders Of The Open Text
unpublished talk delivered @ the Australian Screen Studies Association Conference, Melbourne, 1982

Super 8 Surrounded

unpublished talk delivered @ the 3rd Sydney Super 8 Festival, 1982


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