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Summer–Autumn (2022–23) at acmi

We’re back with another acmi + MESS collaboration! Sabine Brix’s composition is now playing in the acmi Cinemas, accompanied by Rian Smit’s animation.

“For this animation, I wanted to bring to life the sense of curiosity and fun experienced by visitors walking through ACMI. Among some of the gear I used at MESS was the Moog DFAM drum machine to create a series of randomised step sequences, in addition to the vintage Prophet VS synth for a shimmering glassy sound effect to complement the chromatic abstraction used within the animation. Because of its abstract nature, I decided to combine the sound effects into music, which emanates the at-times chaotic nature of electro music.”

Sabine Brix is an electronic music producer and composer whose work explores the human condition. She also releases dance music under the moniker Brixx and in 2021 produced the record Conversion Therapy which came out on Heavy Machinery Records. Her forthcoming project is a score-based work, which examines passion, obsession, and fantasy, with an emphasis on 1980s erotic thriller and action films.

About the ACMI X MESS Partnership

ACMI has partnered with Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) in North Melbourne on a new initiative to support local musicians and producers.

The partnership will see original music and soundscapes resonating through our cinema spaces as the audio accompaniment to our seasonal brand reels. MESS is a pillar of the Melbourne music scene, with an extensive library of analogue synthesisers available for public use, a fully functioning workshop and a dedicated interest in electronic music production that makes it an important resource for emerging and established artists.

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