Five cutting edge electronic artists from around New South Wales will converge on the Far South Coast on Saturday 5 November for inFREQUENCY.
Part of a regional tour, inFREQUENCY is a regional electronic artists exchange, bringing together electronic musicians from the southeast and southwest of the state for performances and workshops that showcase their different styles in this emerging art form.
“Our aim is to create opportunities to share cutting-edge audio-visual art through live shows and workshops that will provide a behind-the-scenes perspective on the techniques being used,” says organiser Jason Richardson.
There will be demonstrations of video projection-mapping and live-coding that provide an introduction to free software, as well as public hands-on before the night time performances dazzle and inspire audiences at Navigate Arts in Tanja.
Artists Scott Baker and Jason Richardson have two decades of experience in working together, including running projection-mapping workshops at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum in 2016.
Both were part of the Unsound Festivals that ran in Wagga Wagga, which put Australia’s experimental musicians on the world stage.
Bermagui’s Scott Baker has developed audio-visual art as Abre Ojos and his new techno persona Dron Skot, while Richardson’s work as Bassling has also gained national and international interest. Baker’s work is well-known on the Far South Coast and has featured at many local festivals including Eden’s Giiyong Festival and Bermagui’s Trail of Light and Sound.
“This project began when I was enthusing to Scott how Bernard Gray was developing live-coding performance skills in Griffith with the DECODED workshops” says Jason.
“It brought to mind the skills in music-making and video-editing that I’d learned in Wagga Wagga, so we began planning a way to bring together this diverse group of musicians based in regional NSW.”
“Scott identified artists Myst Mach and The DJ Ruined My Wedding Day from the South Coast and we thought it’d be great to create performance opportunities to develop skills for the musicians and the audiences, because you never know where the ideas and experiences can take you.”
Myst Mach is a young producer and DJ from Tathra who pulls together genres far and wide to mould them into a kinetic object in their own dancefloor-focused journeys.
DJ Ruined My Wedding Day will make you as giddy as a bride on their wedding day and build you up to only take you higher with their DJ set colliding old favourites with the best underground tunes.
The diverse line-up’s recent performance in Yanco in the Riverina rocked the town and delivered a stunning audio-visual performance.
The inFREQUENCY tour is supported by the Backroads Initiative and South East Arts Country Arts Support Program (CASP) through funding from Create NSW and the NSW Government.