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.
New Age Noise emphasises a safe, open environment where musicians of all levels are encouraged come together to create music and build community.
Production & Recording (8 Weeks)
New Age Noise Production & Recording workshops will take participant through the processes of producing music, fine-tuning concepts and recording tracks. We will explore arrangement, sound design and effects, plus musicians will have time to get comfortable working in the recording studio.
As always, the workshops are tailored to individuals’ skill levels and all musicians are able to work at a pace they feel comfortable with.
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 | Production & Recording 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 with Ableton
* sound design basics
* microphone techniques
* recording instruments
* studio sessions
Who can apply?
This program is for female, transgender and non-binary male people (aged 15-25) who are based in Western Sydney.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
DATES | TIMES | VENUE
Wednesdays | 17 July – 04 September | 6pm – 9pm
Information + Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) | 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta
Applications closed midnight Monday 01 July
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 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 (Improvised Group)
In the past decade, Antonia has established herself as one of Australia’s most trusted, best-regarded engineers and versatile mixers, working with numerous local and international artists across the sonic spectrum.
Her credits include: Will.I.Am, Lil Yachty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, most notably Kesha’s Grammy nominated single Praying, as well as some of Australia’s finest; DMA’s, Alison Wonderland, Vallis Alps, Kučka, Mansionair, MOVEMENT, What So Not, BUOY, Body Type and Antaole – to name a few.
She cut her teeth at Sydney’s legendary BigJesusBurger Studios and Studios 301, assisting for heavyweights such as Scott Horscroft (The Presets, Birds of Tokyo), Eric J Dubowsky (Chet Faker, Flume, Odesza) and engineering for Kevin Shirley & Cold Chisel.
At the same time, she began recording the cream of Sydney’s emerging artists, quickly gaining a reputation for her unique perspective, efficiency and welcoming, ego free nature.
In 2015, Antonia became one of 301’s in-house engineering staff.
In 2017, she broke out into the freelance world, acquiring her own production room at Golden Retriever Studios while Studios 301 engaged in their relocation & rebuild – Opening 2018.
Also worthy of a mention are her works as a songwriter and performer in Italo-disco trio GAUCI and her brooding solo project Leftenent. Both winning praise from Australian press and radio, with GAUCI having one of the most requested songs of 2017 on FBi Radio, and Leftenent being labelled as one to watch in both 2016 & 17.
Antonia is collaborative by nature, endlessly enthusiastic about new music, and equally comfortable working in top-flight studios or on location.
Megan Alice Clune
Megan Alice Clune shifts between musician, composer and artist. Primarily, her work consists of a dissection of musical elements and contexts through verbal or text-based scores, sound installation and collaboration. Megan is the founding member of the Alaska Orchestra, and has presented work and undertaken residencies across Australia, Europe and North America, including the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (MA), Next Wave Festival, Underbelly Arts Festival, Performa 15 (NYC) and VividLIVE at the Sydney Opera House. From 2012-14 she curated MUSICAL ALASKA, a series of classical, experimental and electronic music performances at Alaska Projects, and is the founding editor of contemporary art/music magazine and record label, World’s Only.
Rainbow Chan is a vocalist, producer and multi-disciplinary artist who has built a reputation as one of the most innovative musicians in Australia. Driven by a DIY spirit, Chan melds catchy melodies and off-kilter beats made up of field-recordings and found sounds. Both heartbreaking and tender at once, her idiosyncratic brand of pop holds a mirror up to diasporic experiences, and also deeply personal tales of love and loss.
Chan has performed at renowned venues and festivals internationally including Sydney Opera House, Vivid, MONA FOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Melbourne Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Tai Kwun (Hong Kong). Additionally, her musical installations have been exhibited with Firstdraft Gallery, Liquid Architecture, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and I-Project Space, Beijing.
Chan is a passionate mentor and has worked with MusicNSW, I.C.E Parramatta, Hack Sounds, Club Weld and Bunga Barrabugu programs at Sydney Conservatorium where she teaches in Bachelor of Contemporary Music.
Marisa Marsionis is an experienced musician, DJ, radio producer and sound designer with a passion for working in screen sound, with several years experience working in Australian television. She has a passion for elevating narratives through sound and promoting gender equality in the music and film industries.
Louise Terra’s fascination with electronic music is in the liminal, the beautiful and weird stuff created between genres. Using the computer as her instrument, Louise Terra single-handedly crafts deliriously hooky songs from layers of vocals, pounding rhythms, and atmospheres of sounds and synthesizers. As gorgeous as they are unsettling, Louise Terra’s style of electronic dream-pop comes from a rich set of influences, yet all of her songs pulse with a similar emotional force. Her songwriting expresses her outre perspective on human nature and her somewhat futuristic take on the existential conundrums of living in such uncertain times.
Over the last six years Louise has been singing in disco out-fit Sugar Fed Leopards, all the while quietly crafting an arsenal of mesmerising solo electronic music. Since releasing her first single Patience on Listen Records compiliation and her second single Waltz on Synth Babe Records compilation in 2016, Louise Terra has been writing and recording new music. Her next single release, Nature Calling comes out on the 2nd August 2019 with a VR video clip shot in 360 degrees.
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.