New Age Noise – Hardware 101 - Information & Cultural Exchange

New Age Noise – Hardware 101

Building on All Girl Electronic(20162017 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.


New Age Noise – Hardware 101 workshops will take participants through the processes of producing music, experimenting with hardware and using effects. We will explore arrangement, and performance, 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.
HARDWARE 101 (8 Weeks)

Workshops will be focussed on:
– Training and mentorship
– Composing with Ableton
– Arrangement
– Hardware experimentation
– Effects
– Studio sessions
– Performance

WHEN: Wednesdays | 6pm – 9pm (25 September – 13 November 2019)

WHERE: Information & Cultural Exchange | 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta


If you would like to read more about our New Age Noise program, please head to our YOUTHpage.


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)



msh (Michael Stratford Hutch, they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, born on muwinina land in Hobart, Tasmania, and living and working on Gadigal land, in Sydney. They currently study a combined Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, and work for MusicNSW as their Youth Coordinator. Their practice incorporates diverse elements of visual, performing, literary, and curatorial arts.

As a producer, performer and sound artist, they’ve worked extensively as a collaborator and ensemble member with artists and organisations as diverse as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Michaela Gleave and Dark MOFO, 110% collective as part of Liveworks and Soft Centre, and Hobart-based fashion label SAAKA. With regards to their own original work, msh works within the full spectrum of experimental pop, drawing upon diverse sonic lineages with a keen ear for the idiosyncratic and uncanny. Particular formative influences for the project include the eclectic sonic environment of childhood and adolescence, the DIY scene in nipaluna/Hobart, and the warehouse party/club scene in Sydney.

As a DJ, they blend elements of global club cultures, UK rave traditions, and post-internet sounds. Despite the emergent nature of their practice, they have already DJed for the likes of Hazey Daze, VICE, Body Promise x DUNJ, Purple Sneakers, FASTER, Pink Noise, Freda’s, PACT Arts, and Yours & Owls, and look forward to growing, learning and playing as a DJ far into the future. They currently host the show ‘Midway’ on Nomad Radio, which focuses on the possibilities of back to back DJing. Past guests include Atro, Natalia, Kilimi, Flower Boy, and Index.

As a writer, they are a sub-editor and regular contributor to mainstay Australian blog Purple Sneakers; have been published in Voiceworks, Picton Grange, Island Magazine,  PLATFORM, and Runway Arts; was short-listed twice for the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize (Highly Commended in 2014); was the inaugural recipient of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre Hot Desk residency in 2016; was a contributing writer at the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival in 2017; and a guest poet at Sappho’s Poetry Night in 2018.

As a visual artist, their first exhibition was at Visual Bulk ARI in 2016, and recently began showing work again after a three-year hiatus, contributing work to a group exhibition at Firstdraft, Sydney. They are currently a member of the AGNSW Youth Collective, working with the gallery to deliver monthly programs for young people aged 12–25.

LÂLKA is the Brisbane-based producer/vocalist/musician creating gritty yet opulent electro pop. With her unique vocal style, LÂLKA combines hip hop and PC-pop influences to quickly cement her niche in the music industry.

LÂLKA’s music and live performance reflect her personality: plenty of confidence and tongue-in-cheek energy.

“If Charli XCX wasn’t enjoying worldwide stardom but was an underground off beat pop artist [CTRL ALTer ego] would be her cult hit.” – Declan Byrne, jjj

“Brisbane musician LÂLKA is one of the most unique electronic artists to come from our thriving electronic scene, keeping ahead of the curve with her adventurous and action-packed productions, one of the best of which being her 2018 single Shut Up. – Hayden Davies, Pilerats

” LÂLKA ‘s someone we’re going to need keep an eye on in 2018. They’re executing their vision really nicely and it’s an ambitious one too.” – Dave Ruby Howe, jjj

Faith is a reluctant adult.

Having grown up in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, Faith now finds themself in Sydney learning how to be a real person.
Data and people herder by day, Faith’s creative work spans music, stage productions and prose.

As part of the Finishing School Collective, Faith has found out that they also thoroughly enjoy community in arts and the company of baddass women writers.

Some of their work can be found in Itch, Aerodome, and The Ghost Eater and Other Stories collection.
Faith also wrote for and directed Bodies – a stage production, which premiered at Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2018.
Despite having never fully grasped the art of arrangement, Faith has fallen in love with electronic music and has had a long running affair with synthesisers.
Big ones, small ones, even VST ones, but especially modular ones.

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.

Elina Godwin

Elina Godwin (aka Elina Making Noise) is a sound designer and music producer from Sydney. She has worked across multiple areas of sound including theatre, radio, podcasts, music composition, performance and live engineering.

Elina graduated with a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design in 2018 with honours. Her thesis explores the ways in which sound design can be utilised to enhance spoken word stories. Elina combines her classical music training with contemporary electronic production methods to create complex undercurrent soundscapes, experimental composition and meaningful sound design.

For the past 5 years Elina has had a range of responsibilities at Knox Street Bar, including booking events, photography, social media promotion and live sound engineering. Currently, Elina is curating and producing ‘Hot Chips’, a regular showcase of emerging electronic musicians. Interviews and live recordings of the sets from these shows will form the basis of the ‘Hot Chips’ podcast. The podcast seeks to open conversation about topics such as: ‘What live hardware should I use?’ ‘How should I map it?’ ‘When should I release my song?’ ‘How do I choose an artist name?’ ‘How do I get booked and paid for gigs?’ and many more.

Elina also produces and performs electronic music herself. In 2018 she produced and released 14 tracks across two projects: VIDA and Xanza. Both projects featured female vocalists, which Elina co-wrote with, and recorded in her home studio. Currently, Elina is working on designing and building an electronic viola with inbuilt midi buttons and knobs, which she will be able to use to perform future releases.



If you would like more information about New Age Noise – Hardware 101, 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 NSWCrown Resorts Foundation and The Packer Family Foundation. Powered by Audio-Technica.