Developed by Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio, expand your knowledge on analogue culture at a series of master workshops with MESS facilitators and special guest lecturers at an Inner Melbourne location. These selective entry workshops capped at 30 participants, run daily from Tuesday, 15th October through till Saturday, 19th October, challenging music-makers out of their bedrooms to interact with some of the most unique, eclectic and historically significant collections of electronic instruments in the world. Participants will have access to the 500-piece MESS instrument library, whilst learning about its living history through guest conversations with pioneers and local heroes, as a part of an ever-expanding electronic sound community.
MESS is inviting people who want to know more about our organisation, about synthesisers and their stories and who want to get a jump start in navigating electronic musical instruments to join us in a series of special introductory sessions. This is a tour/workshop for absolute beginners and those who are curious to get started in electronic music.
We are very lucky to have Ben Carey (University of Sydney) as Artist in Residence through October. While here, Ben will be presenting a one off workshop on the MESS Serge Paperface.
The last in Inland's series of artist talks is a co-presentation with MESS. Kirsten Reese, visiting sound artist from Berlin, will perform and discuss her work Creatures and Signals for Fairlight CMI and insect sounds researched in animal sound archives. James Rushford, whose work is drawn from a familiarity with specific concrète, improvised, avant-garde and collagist languages will discuss the aesthetic concept of musical shadow.