New Age Noise | Collaboration (Term 2, 2019) - Information & Cultural Exchange

New Age Noise | Collaboration (Term 2, 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.

Collaboration (8 Weeks)

This term of New Age Noise workshops is all about collaboration as we explore the ways in which we can collaborate with others using Ableton Live.
We will be producing tracks, experimenting with sounds, composing and collaborating with Ableton and using MIDI controllers.
Facilitated by Nicola Morton and Del Lumanta, these workshops will provide hands-on training and skills development for artists at all levels. We will also be bringing in some of Sydney’s best as guest mentors to share how they work and collaborate with others.

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.

New Age Noise | Collaboration workshops are tailored to your skill level; whether you are just starting out or are producing your own tracks.

The program will include:
* training and mentorship
* composing and collaborating with Ableton
* experimenting with sounds
* musical collaborations
* using MIDI controllers
* production fundamentals


Who can apply?
* Female identifying / non-cis male / transgender / non-binary people
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
* Aged 15 – 25
* Western Sydney based

Wednesdays | 01 May – 19 June 2019 | 6pm – 9pm
Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 17 April 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)


Mania Lowe
Mania Lowe is an experimental songwriter, producer, rapper and singer who creates audio art driven by poetry. Specifically, to express societal honesties which are neglected within our ever-growing capitalist world.

Concept driven with an architectural background, Mania’s process is intentional, precise and thorough. From overall soundscape down to production and lyric details, they aim to ensure the listener is immersed to create an internal safe space which acknowledges the listeners emotional needs.
Inspired by sci-fi, astrology and architecture, Mania’s work derives from emotive and critical introspection which is then converted into non-fictional scenarios created by a heightened “manic” mind, or conversely, a mind in a “low” state.
Growing up as a first generation Lebanese-Australian in Western Sydney, strong musical inspirations include 80’s synth, 90’s and 00’s RnB, hip hop and rap, space trap, Mediterranean influences, traditional pop, alternative rock and ethereal electronica.
Mania Lowe’s debut project, Red Giant will be available in stores and on all streaming platforms on May 3rd, 2019.
Other works include a single called KNOW ME featuring production from Sydney-based Artist, Arrian which has been unofficially released through Soundcloud and youtube, and an upcoming debut collaboration album by Mania Lowe and Arrian called In Wonderland expected to be released in August later this year.
Zeadala is a South-West Sydney based poet and musician who avidly addresses themes of social inequality, politics and self-reflection in her works.  The word Eadala itself is an Arabic one for justice- aligning with her desire to uphold fairness and equality and challenge stereotypes through being one voice for women of colour who are underrepresented in Australia’s media and music scene.
Performing since 2014, Zeadala has continued to challenge normative narratives across many stages with her unique style which carries simple yet rhythmic guitar compositions, powerful vocals and hauntingly honest lyrics. As a mixed-race artist with a background in Environmental Change Management, she is dynamic and relevant voice in our current political climate. It is no wonder she has supported international artists like Omar Offendum at his exclusive concert in Sydney and Akala at his artists and community talks as part of Sydney Ideas in 2017.

Having also been mentored by one of Sydney’s most respected female artists MC Trey, Zeadala effortlessly infuses soulful melodies, rhythm and poetry, to create hard hitting Hip Hop tracks that having been making waves over the past 2 years.  She is currently working on her highly anticipated EP, set to release in early 2019.
The Pin

Hannah Lockwood
Hannah Lockwood is an audio engineer/electronic music producer from Sydney. Her live sets are a collision of noise and harmony centred on modular synthesizer exploitations. Through her solo projects, and as one half of Phile, Hannah has performed in support of artists including Dopplereffekt, Kangding Ray, Rdhd, Paula Temple, Efdemin, Dasha Rush, Rabih Beaini, Container, Xosar, Samuel Kerridge, Dino Sabatini, Imaginary Softwoods and Tin Man. Hannah co-founded the Deep Seeded collective in 2015, with the aim of showcasing the local live electronic artists and DJ’s who are actively breaking the boundaries of contemporary music.
Resident Advisor

Rainbow Chan
Rainbow Chan is a singer, producer and multi-disciplinary artist. Since winning FBi Radio’s Northern Lights Competition (2011), Chan has built a reputation as one of the most innovative artists in Australia with her idiosyncratic brand of pop and vibrant aesthetics. She often draws on nostalgia, diaspora and her Chinese heritage—the result is a collage of seemingly disparate sounds and cultures. Her debut album Spacings (Silo Arts) was chosen as feature album on FBi, Radio Adelaide, RTRFM, and received 4 stars from Rolling Stone. She scored FBi’s most played artist and song of 2016, and received two SMAC Award nominations for Best Live Act and Record of the Year.

Rainbow has toured extensively including performances at the Sydney Opera House, Iceland Airwaves, Vivid, Mona Foma and Melbourne Music Week. In October 2016, she was invited to perform at Longli International New Media Arts Festival, China. She has worked with MusicNSW as a mentor for Women in Electronic Music, and was a recipient of an Opportunity Development Grant. Rainbow teaches the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice at the University of Sydney and has facilitated production workshops at Girls Rock! Canberra and Bunga Barrabugu Summer/Winter Program, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Rainbow is currently writing an EP.

Laura Jean
Laura Jean is a Sydney-born singer and songwriter revered for the striking beauty and the strength of her piercing, intimate lyrics. Laura Jean spent several years in Melbourne before recently returning to Sydney. Over the course of her career her albums have been shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for multiple Age Music Victoria Awards. She has recorded with Paul Kelly, The Drones and Oh Mercy, toured with Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Adalita and Jenny Hval, and performed at the National Gallery Of Victoria, Dark Mofo and Sydney Town Hall.

Laura Jean signed with Chapter Music to release A fool who’ll in 2012, called “an uncompromising triumph” by Rolling Stone and, since then has released a self-titled album in 2014, released a vinyl reissue of her debut album Our Swan Song in 2016, followed by her most recent work, Devotion, in 2018.

If you would like more information about New Age Noise | Collaboration (Term 2, 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 MusicNSWFBi 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.