This production engaged five students from Bundoora College in forming an ensemble to explore music composition using a range of recording, sequencing and performance devices. Over two days of exploration and composition the VET music students developed an understanding of electronic instruments and worked collaboratively work to design and perform a piece of music to be performed live.
In partnership with Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS), the students were able to have access to equipment and expertise that cannot be found elsewehere in the the world. MESS has a collection of some of the rarest and most valuable electronic instruments in existence and has the philosophy that these need to be used and enjoyed. Robin Fox, artist and director of MESS introduced the students to electronic music and how it fuses art, science and technology. This opened the students minds to new possibilities and a deeper appreciation of sound engineering.
In all, it was a stimulating two days of discovery and a lot of fun!
The culmination of the workshop will be a live performance of the students’ composition at the opening of the Tech School.