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MESS Synth Cafe: From Recording to Performance with Popular Music

Sunday July 28, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the event

Popular Music will deliver a mini in-studio performance followed by a detailed breakdown of how they recorded their album Minor Works using various pieces of equipment at MESS. They will also discuss how they translated the recordings into a live setting, addressing the creative and technical challenges encountered along the way.

About Popular Music

Popular Music is the Naarm-based duo of Zac Pennington (née Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu) and composer Prudence Rees-Lee.

Their debut LP is Minor Works — a widescreen record written for the end of time. Recorded across three continents, Minor Works’ ambitious productions were pieced together in sessions between Los Angeles, Melbourne, Moscow and New York — with percussion by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, contributions from celebrated composer Jherek Bischoff (Angel Olsen, Xiu Xiu, David Byrne), plus a 17-piece Russian chamber orchestra conducted over Zoom (no, really).

Live, Popular Music strips back to electro-pop efficiency — deploying a small arsenal of analog synthesizers for maximum melodramatic effect.


What is MESS Synth Cafe?

MESS Synth Cafe is our monthly event series, especially for MESS Members. Designed to foster community and deepen your connection with electronic sound, these Saturday morning gatherings will offer a relaxed setting where you can grab a coffee and get to know other people in the community.



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Sunday July 28, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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15 Dowling Place
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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