Witness an enlightening discussion with New York City-based musician and experimental producer, Hiro Kone. An artist devoted to progression and repurpose, Kone’s previous works have appeared on BANK Records NYC, Group Tightener, Bitterroots and more. Across solo EPs, Kone has explored themes of faction and movement in the human psyche, childhood memories growing up in Hong Kong, to pushing sonic imagery towards impressive disorientation on collaborative albums and live scores.
Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) and Red Bull invite the public to take a peek into the workings of MESS on Saturday, 19th October from Good Copy in Collingwood. Witness a unique and world-class collection of historically epic electronic instruments in action, as the MESS Synthesis Masterclass participants perform their week-long crafted compositions for the first time in public. As a holy institution of sound and community, don’t miss this special insight into electronic music with MESS.
The MESS Commissions will allow audiences to experience the expansive range of electronic sound that is created in Australia in an environment conducive to deep immersive listening. From engaging emerging artists to create new work to presenting pieces by established practitioners, through to bringing light to the vast and mostly unheard work created in this country since the late 1960s’, the MESS Commissions aims to support and expose the significant culture of electronic sound that exists in Australia.
Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) invites you to tap into a super-rich vein of talent and their electronic sonic speculations all performed by their members, course alumni and staff. Hear work from the inimitable Biscotti, the incredible Anuencia and the unbeatable Chiara Kickdrum (Live) with ambient intermissions from the OZ Electronic Music Archive.
The Melbourne Recital Centre comes alive for an evening of performance on Wednesday, 16th October with celebrated pioneers and local heroes in electronic music progression. Discover new possibilities in electronic sound, as US Grammy-nominated composer Suzanne Ciani, US experimental producer Hiro Kone and Melbourne’s Andras stretch the boundaries between technology and creation.
Enlighten your mind and hear the inspiring story of US Grammy-Award nominated composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. Suzanne Ciani has enjoyed a 40+ year career producing over 16 solo albums, and has been named a synth luminary alongside the likes of Bob Moog, Don Buchla and Dave Smith.
Every year MESS hosts two extraordinary Melbourne artists in our residency program supported by the City of Melbourne. This year Andras (Andrew Wilson) and Thembi Soddell have each spent 6 weeks developing new work using the MESS collection as a springboard to launch them into the creation of new works.