MESS returns to Howler for the first time since 2018 with an exclusive showcase featuring an eclectic mix of sounds from five emergent artists: D. Tyrone, Mimmie, Reibang Chakma, Zoltan Fecso and INHARMONICITY.
From drone and ambient to noise and beats, New Waveforms presents the work of MESS School participants alongside selected unique instruments from the vast MESS collection.
D. Tyrone is a Naarm-based, queer music producer and DJ. Previously based in Tāmaki Makaurau, their compositions and DJ sets are highly influenced by dub, jungle, and deep house records that shaped the music scenes of the early 2000s. For their set at Brunswick Music Festival, D. Tyrone will be re-contextualising recordings produced last year as part of MESS’ Professional Development Course.
INHARMONICITY (Shaun Pragt) by day is based in Warrnambool tuning pianos. By night, Shaun chains together an array of synthesisers, creating atmospheric beats and lush soundscapes.
Mimmie works with objects, movement and sound. She is interested in the idea of unlocking intergenerational spirits and collective healing. Very evil and cute, hopefully.
Reibang Chakma, an electronic music from North East India, channels the essence of human improvisation through intricate textures and melodic glitches. Exploring ecological sounds via electronic means, Reibang Chakma delivers a unique sonic experience blending the harmonic drones of classical Indian music with contemporary electronic dance music sensibilities. Having graced venues such as Make it up Club in Melbourne, Australia, the artist seamlessly blends techno beats, IDM textures, and elements of folk and jazz. Their compositions embody improvisation, chance-based creation, and glitchy dance rhythms, offering listeners a transformative journey through life, nature, and the nuances of the post-human experience. With a style that defies convention, Reibang Chakma invites audiences to immerse themselves in an avant-garde sonic journey, where their cultural roots meet the cutting edge of electronic exploration.
Zoltan Fecso is a musician, composer and artist living on Wurundjeri Country. His wide-ranging practice includes performance, installation, public artwork, composition and collaboration. He creates and performs using prepared instruments, synthesisers, field recordings and electroacoustic manipulations to bring awareness to acoustic phenomena in nature and the many perceptual possibilities of listening. He has performed and presented work in festivals, venues and galleries in Australia and Europe, including Melbourne Recital Centre, JOLT Sonic Arts Festival, Sleepless Festival, Omniversal Hum, Winter Wild Festival, STEIM Amsterdam, Jan Herman Ridderbos Gallery and FestivALT. He has released music with Longform Editions, Oxtail Recordings, Hush Hush Records Whitelab Recordings and Shimmering Moods Records.
Howler is a fully accessible venue, with wheelchair access via the main entrance in the car park on Dawson St.