My name is Soumia Bella and I am a children’s audio producer which basically means I make stories to listen to. I think the best kinds of stories are the ones where lots of voices get together to tell them.
For Fambo Slo-Mo I enjoyed hearing your stories and making a cool sound project together.
MAKE SOME NOISE!!
Drawing from her own curiosity and passion for sound making, Soumia developed a new workshop MAKE SOME NOISE! for LGBTIQA+ kids and families. The free 1-hour workshop held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, was hands on, messy, loud and a lot of fun as families played with household objects and materials to produce fart noises, nature sounds, screeches and swipes.
Whether through experimenting with standalone sounds or creating eccentric soundtracks to their own stories, the workshop created an opportunity for queer families to gather together in a moment of creativity, joy, pride and play.
You can join in the fun at home with our Fambo activity sheets.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOUMIA
Where is home to you? The beach.
What is something you wished more people talked about?
How important listening is.
How did you learn your craft?
Listening and copying and trying and failing and trying again.
If you could be a sound what would you be?
A bite of chocolate or walking through crunchy leaves.
Fambo acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways on which we raise our children and make work.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present and to the generations of families who have gathered on this land for over 65,000 years.
Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded and resistance to ongoing colonisation continues.
Fambo Slo-Mo acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands and waterways on which we live,
raise our children and make work; The Gadigal, Wangal, Darug, Wurundjeri, and Dharwaral people.
We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
We thank and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, staff and families contributing to this project.
Fambo Slo-Mo is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the NSW Government through Create NSW