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When: March 26, 2022 6:00 am

Venue: The Substation

1 Market Street
Newport, VIC, 3015

MESS returns to The Substation for the next iteration of our octaphonic commissions. Pull up a bean bag and bathe in glistening new sound works from some of the finest sonic minds. Each year the MESS commission program gives selected artists full access to the MESS collection of instruments with the provocation to create an immersive electroacoustic sound composition. For Sonorous IV, MESS is thrilled to present new works by the incomparable Joe Talia and Amias Hanley.

Joe Talia has recently returned from extended stints in Europe and Japan. One of Australia’s best drummers, his compositions straddle the electronic and acoustic domains with a seemingly effortless dexterity. Amias Hanley is a sound artist engaging in speculative and site-responsive approaches with a focus on audition as an affective practice. Their work interrogates the “possibilities of sound and technology to support and alter the sonic expressions of humans and more-than-humans.” As always these two new works will be interspersed with a diffusion from the Australian electronic music archive.

Sonorous IV is co-presented with The Substation. MESS Commissions are supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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