LAAP is a studio that creates site-specific sound installations that focus on experimental methods of composing sound. LAAP creates environments that offer alternative framing to everyday existence, offering augmented live situations through the engagement and manipulation of analog technologies.
LAAP premiered it's first major project Compositions for the Pool at Prahran Pool in February 2019.
Morgan Hickinbotham is an Australian composer, producer and image maker who works within the mediums of sound, image and motion picture. Morgan’s compositions focus on creatively manipulating sound and image through exploring and expanding on minor imperfections or mistakes inherent in artistic experimentation. He creates experimental, minimalist compositions inspired by experimental composition processes and influenced by drone, noise, classical minimalism and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. In 2012 Morgan graduated the Victoria College of the Arts with a Batchelor of Fine Arts, Photography. Since 2012 Morgan has composed and performed live for contemporary dance company James Batchelor and Collaborators for the works An Evening Length Performance (2021), Proscenium (2019), Hyperspace (2019), Redshift (2017), Deepspace (2017) and ISLAND (2014). Morgan has made composed music for Chunky Move, Choreographer Amber McCartney, QL2 Dance ACT, Out of Focus Films, Studio Hi Ho and Aēsop Japan.
Morgan is based in Berlin, Germany.
Bek Berger is a creative producer, curator and contemporary performance artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her practice is focused on elevating contemporary artworks that sit in-between art forms, providing dramaturgical integrity and cultural continuity. Over the last three years Bek has worked extensively throughout Europe, New York and Australia with positions at MoMA PS1 (NYC, USA), American Realness Festival (NYC, USA), Fierce Festival (Birmingham, UK), Forest Fringe (UK), Darwin Festival (AUS) and Dance Massive (AUS). As an independent producer and artist, Bek has worked with Aphids, Sisters Grimm, The Hayloft Project, Chamber Made Opera, Phillip Adams Balletlab and Lucy Guerin Inc. Bek currently sits on the Contemporary and Experimental Performance panel of the Greenroom Awards.