Emah will be at Process on behalf of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studios (MESS Ltd) - you can find her in the SYNTH PLAYGROUND with a collection of fun machines she can help you explore.
More about PROCESS:
Process is a day of presentations, discussions and workshops focusing on music, composition, technology, sound and perception.
The forum is an opportunity to hear and learn from leading sound and media artists, musicians, composers and researchers in a setting that is open to conversation and exchange. It’s a day for music makers and music enthusiasts to be inspired.
Our special guest speakers are on the cutting edge of their fields, who innovate and subvert systems, who offer different perspectives on sound tools and music methods and who challenge the modes of interaction in the arts. They will unpack the process behind their work – discussing the motivations, considerations and inspirations of their work.
Guest speakers are listed below.
Rainbow Chan (Syd) is a Sydney-based singer/producer via Hong Kong. A fervent collector of sounds, Rainbow has a penchant for blending saccharine melodies and left-of-centre beats.
Ben Byrne is a scholar, musician and curator based at RMIT University who explores art, media and culture through technology, engaging the complexities of identity, media and environment.
Chiara Kickdrum is a Melbourne-based composer, DJ and musician born and raised in Torino, Italy. Chiara’s work ranges across composing and producing music and sound design for film and commercials.
Eve Klein (Bris) is a professional opera singer (Opera Australia, Pacific Opera) and a composer-performer who works across experimental classical music, interactive performance art, and glitchy electronica. Eve has a PhD in Music and Sound (QUT) and works as Lecturer in Music Technology and Popular Music at the University of Queensland.
Dennis DeSantis is a composer, sound designer, author, and percussionist. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music and also holds music degrees from Yale University and Western Michigan University. His electronic music appears on labels such as Ghostly, Global Underground, Cocoon and Kanzleramt, and he has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Recent highlights include commissions from the Whitney Museum, the Staatsoper Stuttgart and Carnegie Hall. DeSantis is the Head of Documentation for Ableton, and previously worked as a sound designer for Native Instruments. He lives in Berlin.
Darrin Verhagen is an award-winning sound designer and composer. He is a senior Sound Design lecturer in the RMIT Digital Media program, a member of the Bio-Inspired Digital Sensing (BIDS) Lab and the director of the AkE (Audiokinetic Experiments) Lab, researching the psychophysiology of multisensory experience. Before academia he ran the Dorobo record label, showcasing Australian experimental music for over 25 years; released albums and toured internationally as Shinjuku Thief; and composed soundtracks for most of Victoria’s premiere dance and theatre companies. More recently, as part of the (((20hz))) collective, he has focused on multisensory installations, with projects featured in the NGV, White Night, Experimenta, Geelong After Dark and Scienceworks.
Chris Vik is an electronic musician-turned-coder and recognised as one of the pioneers of modern, movement-based music creation. For over six years he has experimented with sonic manipulation within three dimensional environments; a practice involving the creation of interactive installations, performance, and software development.
Tom Cosm is a producer, teacher and software programmer from New Zealand with a passion for pushing the boundaries when combining music and technology. Spending the last 10 years developing techniques, tools and tutorials to help others harness their inner creativity, Tom has recently moved into more experimental areas, creating software and platforms that combine computer generative music with audience participation.
Shannon Faulkhead, John Bradley and Brent McKee.
The Yanyuwa people (Northern Territory) had only one hundred and forty language speakers in 1979, and in 2017 this number has dropped to three. Faced with losing generations of knowledge and records, the old people decided to try animation to reengage the younger generations, and to reinvigorate their intergenerational knowledge sharing. ‘3D’ animation was chosen as it was able to recreate Country and preserve language and cultural knowledge respectfully; ability to archive knowledge and Country.
It was from this community’s decision that led to the establishment of the Monash Country Lines Archive (MCLA) program that is now working in partnership with nine Indigenous communities nationally, to use 3D animation as part of their language preservation.
Their presentation will look at the MCLA program from the animation and community partnership processes through to decisions of cultural ownership and copyright.
Process is a full-day event
Ticket holders will be contacted prior to the event to indicate workshop preferences and dietary requirements
Ticket price includes access to user-chosen sessions, lunch, tea/coffee and complimentary networking drinks.
Participants will also be able to experiment with a range of new music technolgy equipment in a designated tech area.
Further guest speaker announcements very soon.