New Age Noise | PRODUCTION 101 (Term 1, 2019) - Information & Cultural Exchange

New Age Noise | PRODUCTION 101 (Term 1, 2019)

Building on All Girl Electronic (2016, 2017 and 2018), New Age Noise is a FREE electronic music production program for female, transgender and non-binary young people based in Western Sydney. No experience is necessary – just an interest in learning to produce electronic music.

PRODUCTION 101 (8 Weeks)

In this workshop series we’re taking it back to basics as we work on the fundamentals of Ableton Live and producing tracks, composing and using MIDI controllers. Nicola Morton and Del Lumanta will provide the hands-on training and mentorship, with plenty of time for one-on-one work and targeted training.

Production 101 workshops are great for artists at all levels; whether you’re just starting out or are producing your own tracks, these 8 weeks will have you getting the fundamentals ON LOCK so you can start, or build, from a strong foundation.

What is Ableton Live?
Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering. It’s used by music producers, DJs and others in the music industry.

The program will include:
* training and mentorship
* composing with Ableton
* arrangement
* using MIDI controllers
* studio practice
* collaboration
* artistic experimentation

Who can apply?
* Female identifying / transgender / non-binary people
* Aged 15 – 25
* Western Sydney based

Wednesdays | 20 February – 10 April 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 06 February 2019



Del Lumanta
Del Lumanta 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.

Nicola Morton
Nicola Morton is an Asian/Australian electronic musician, artist and educator whose focus is to create in her community. She prefers to make music and/or performances using exploratory methods, often investigating the boundaries and structure of technologies from Wi-Fi to Theremins. She holds a Bachelor of Music Technology from Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Master of Fine Arts from Sydney College of Art. National Film and Sound Archive has collected her solo experimental electronic recordings and she has released on Australian DIY labels: Breakdance the Dawn, Chemical Imbalance, Shame File Music and European labels Musica Dispersa and LF Records.
SoundCloud (Experimental Electronics) 
SoundCloud (Trance/House) 
SoundCloud (Improvised Group)

Dr. Donna Hewitt
Donna Hewitt is an academic, vocalist, electronic music composer and instrument designer. Donna’s research has been primarily exploring mediatized performance environments and new ways of interfacing the voice with electronic media. She is the inventor of the eMic, a sensor enhanced microphone stand for electronic music performance and more recently has been creating wearable electronics for controlling both sound and lighting in performance. She is a founding member of Macrophonics, a mediatised performance collective. Her work has attracted funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, recently with all female collective Lady Electronica. Donna has held academic positions at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Queensland University of Technology and is currently the Convenor of Music and Bachelor of Music Co-ordinator at the University of New England.

If you would like more information about New Age Noise | PRODUCTION 101 (Term 1, 2019), you can get in contact with Leila el Rayes at I.C.E. for more details
Leila el Rayes
Producer, Youth Engagement
[email protected]
02 8821 9174

New Age Noise is run in partnership with MusicNSW, University of New England, FBi Radio and GRID Series. This project is supported by the NSW Government – Youth Opportunities Program.

I.C.E. receives core support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through the Department of Family and Community Services and Create NSW, Crown Resorts Foundation and The Packer Family Foundation. Powered by Audio-Technica.