Joshua Santospirito has played over the years under the name of Drive West Today which is variously an experimental music / improvisational / soundscape art / soundtracking project. He aims to dance around that wonderfully greybrown area between performance and sound art. DWT has also been a collaborative project over the years, including musicians: mumble(speak) (Matt Warren from Hobart), Jnine Stanton (Alice Springs) and Nadine Kessler (as part of Silberhörnli from Hobart) as well as visual artists such as – Christopher Downes (Tasmania), and Anthony Magen.

His 2012 albums – Acousmatic Ecology part 1 – a query and pardon? Acousmatic Ecology part 2 can be downloaded for free here. This album was toured to Europe and mainland Australia.

DWT’s 2008/09 acoustic album can be found here – A shitload less understanding than what is required, an album recorded in Hobart, Tasmania in 2008/2009 and is musically based around psychological ideas inspired by Josh’s work since 2005 in the area of mental health in Central Australia.

Some of the tour posters from 2012

NSW/ACT tour

Late 2012 will see the release of part 2 of the Acousmatic Ecology collection.

Some tracks can be found at Soundcloud, occasionally uploaded. Click here to watch some videos from 2010/2011, and click here to like DWT on Facebook and for regular updates about gigs etc. More information about DWT, including concerts / tours etc  can be found at The Collossal Adjective

One Response to “Sounds”


  1. Tour Poster « nkd blog - July 25, 2012

    […] muso Drive West today has annouced his tour ‘Acousmatic Ecology’. He asked me to come up with a poster he can […]

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