Artist interview : Del Lumanta - Information & Cultural Exchange

Artist interview : Del Lumanta

Hear from musician and facilitator Del Lumanta about her favourite tracks right now and why you should hang out at All Girl Electronic

How would you describe your music?
Video Ezy experiments using different old and new synthesizers. We often riff off one another live. Over the years we’ve  become more interested in space/science fiction sounds.

Skyline uses loops and field recordings to create ambient soundscapes.

What artists are you listening to right now?
Various Asses (Melb) – Raquel blurs and actively challenges the boundaries between sampling, producing and DJing to make a distinct sound that has been coined ‘body horror’.

Elysia Crampton – experimental electronics from America. Elysia brings attention to Aymaran survival in the current day, she explores queerness and latinx culture through her sound.

Greta Now – Sad girl pop songs

Orion – Bands like The Cure and Sad Lovers and Giants would stifle feelings of pride knowing they’ve greatly influenced this Sydney goth band.

What’s the piece of gear you couldn’t live without?
Volca Korg Bass – this thing is quite powerful for how tiny it is and means I don’t have to lug gear around.

What’s the best piece of advise you’ve been given as an artist?
Just start. I’ve often wasted a lot of time thinking if something is or isn’t a good idea, then not done anything. Whoops.

What was your first gig as a punter and then as a performer?
I remember going to multiple hardcore gigs as a teen and being terrified of boys moshing very roughly, they called it ‘cutting sick’, lol. I hated it. The first gig I played was with a band called Family. I learned to play bass just to be in it and we played at Ching-a-lings on Oxford Street. It was a tribute night to some great musician of the past. We got up and played our own songs and confused a lot of people.

Why should young, aspiring producers apply to All Girl Electronic?
Our wise mentors debunk all music myths that allow music making to feel as natural as drinking a glass of water! It’s a nice space to hangout and learn skills. You can talk about the things you like, or don’t like, or don’t get. This kind of environment is important to have as a young person.

 

Del is a visual artist and musician from Sydney. She has exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne, with recent shows at 55 Sydenham Rd, Knulp and MOP Projects. She plays in experimental synthesizer duo Video Ezy and currently coordinates Double Vision, a series of free-form gigs showcasing the practice of DIY, sound and ‘other’ musicians at Verge Gallery.

 

If you would like more information about All Girl Electronic 2017, you can get in contact with Julia at I.C.E. for more details.
julia.mendel@ice.org.au
02 8821 9151

Find out more about All Girl Electronic here.

Apply for the upcoming Music Software and Experimentation Workshops here.
Applications close midnight 7 August 2017.

Not sure? Come along to our Taster Workshop at UNE on Saturday 29 July.

Photo: Katrina James

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