Sophea Lerner is an Australian sonic media artist and broadcaster based in India. From 2002-2007 she conducted a media and sonic arts courses at the Centre for Music & Technology in Helsinki where she directed the experimental open content fm/hybrid broadcast project ääniradio in Helsinki from 2004 and the particle/wave festival of hybrid radio in 2005. In 2006 she was artist-in-residence at Free103Point9’s Wave Farm in New York. She is currently affiliated with both KHOJ and Sarai-CSDS in New Delhi, where she is currently engaged in practice-based research towards a Doctorate in Creative Arts at University of Technology, Sydney.
Lerner’s work brings together experience in group-devised physical performance with many years of experimental radio and new media art into a collaborative art practice which explores mediated temporal experience. Her radio-making encompasses intricately composed radiophonic projects as well as engineering and production and collectively devised, rapidly executed semi-improvised live broadcasts. Community and creative networks are integral to collaborative aspects of her practice.