Sherre DeLys’ work focuses on deep listening and collaboration.
Her audio pieces for radio and podcast have earned some of the world’s top radio prizes for story and sound arts, and her sound installations and ‘documentary soundscapes’ have been exhibited widely.
She’s been a staff features producer for Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National and WNYC, hosted conversations for ABC TV and she co-founded a multi-award-winning media sharing platform described by The Conversation as “an outstanding … exercise that explored new ways for the broadcaster to listen to its audience and collaborate with them.”
A former Australia Council New Media Arts Fellow, and Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellow, her PhD research explores mindfulness and contemplation as foundation for creative practice and creative orientation to experiences including illness.
Teaching Mindfulness, Sherre works with individuals and groups to find inner listening to create, to lead, and to heal.
Reality Radio, the go-to book of essays by “some of the most influential and innovative practitioners working today” (Duke University Press, 2017).
Enchanted Voices: Voice in Australian Sound Art (extract) by Norie Neumark in Voice Studies (Routledge 2016).
Rhetorical Figures and the Digital Editing of Radio Speech
“Through close listenings of material from a range of radio practitioners (Henri Chopin, Glenn Gould, William Burroughs, Christof Migone, Gregory Whitehead, John Oswald, Sherre DeLys, Antony Pitts, Bonnie Greer and Miguel Macias), author Martin Spinelli proposes a new, open-ended taxonomy for digital audio editing which expands our understanding of how the digital audio edit activates a novel relationship with a radio audience.”
Tickled Tickled Pink: Laughter as Institutional Critique
The visual artist, Joan Grounds, and the sound artist, Sherre DeLys, have been collaborating on site-specific sound installations since 1994.
Behind the Scenes with Chris Abrahams, Sherre DeLys and Rick Moody.
Farewell, ABC Pool: The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Audience Participation at the ABC, The Conversation, 2013.