MESS Presents New Waveforms

MESS returns to Howler for the first time since 2018 with an exclusive showcase featuring an eclectic mix of sounds from five emergent artists.


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Rachel Lyn

Visiting Artist

Berlin-based artist Rachel Lyn creates evocative soundscapes that blend ambient tones with ethereal narratives, that have captivated audiences. Her performances at prestigious venues such as the Tate Modern and Tresor 31 Festival, along with her roles as a curator and…

Tiffany Alwis

Artist in Residence

Tiffany Alwis is a pianist, DJ and producer living in Melbourne, millions of miles away from her hometown of London she still feels the imprint of the rich culture of dance/electronic music she grew up with. Her live act is…

Naretha Williams

Commissioned Artist

A First Nations Wiradjuri woman of mixed lineage, born and based in Birrarung-ga/Naarm Melbourne on the Sovereign Lands of the Kulin Nation, Victoria AUS. Naretha works across contemporary music, composition and sound design with a professional creative career spanning 20…