About

Dr W. Sze Tsang (they/them) is a published researcher, performer, composer and audio-visual artist residing in Boorloo/Perth, Western Australia. Sze’s practice and research focuses on the relationships between self and place through audio-visual works, and their experience as a practitioner-researcher. Their practice involves incorporating audio and visual elements of place into compositions, as a form of emotional catharsis.

Sze has presented at international and national conferences and published academic writings on soundscape composition. Sze’s PhD thesis completed in 2023, //The cartographies of place: Approaches to audio-visual composition incorporating aspects of place//, based on how the ephemerality of sound reflects the ephemerality of being, and the fragility inherent in any relationship with place, was awarded the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) School Research Medal.

Sze performs and has exhibited works nationally and internationally as //samarobryn//, and also regularly performs at venues around Boorloo/Perth. Some of Sze’s commissions include State Library of Western Australia, Tura New Music, the Difficult Listening Project and the You Are Here festival. Sze was selected for the 2024 Digital Fellowship program through Creative Australia, and has also performed at various festivals including JOLT, WAMFest, Fringeworld and Strange Festival. As a sound designer, Sze has worked on various shows including Michelle Hall’s //The Dirty Mother//, Daisy Sander’s //Night Dancing//, and Georgi Iver’s //You’re So Brave//.