OpenLAB is getting busy in September.
SEPTEMBER monthly meetup will be a sound and music focused OpenLAB, on the second Sunday of September (8th September) at a new venue, 1000 pound bend (upstairs cinema of 361 Little Lonsdale St, CBD)
2pm SUNDAY 8th SPTEMBER, FREE---->>>Open LABs will explore the wonderful world of creative electronics and programming. It is a space where artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers can come together and share their work and creative passions.
Each Open LAB hosts talks from fellow guests that seek to share their work with the group, and then progress into an all out free-form open discussion or hands on tinkering space where guests can present a finished, or unfinished, work, seek collaborations, seek peer review, or make a call out to the community to help troubleshoot a problem they are having.
NAT GRANT is a multi-instrumantalist, sound artist, composer and teacher. She works predominantly as a freelance artist and has been employed as a composer and performer in the fields of puppetry, theatre, film, animation and dance.
Nat is currently completing a PhD in music composition at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), and performs regularly at venues around Melbourne.
LEWIS WATERS started out as the archetypal bedroom musician, armed with an electric guitar and a pile of CDs. After a few years wandering around Perth trying to find his place he was absorbed into the Avant-Freak band Mental Powers where he learnt how be angry and subversive and just generally punk-out. During this fruitful time Lewis also studied woodwork out in the forests of Dwellingup, immersing himself in the introverted world of Fine Furniture. He later spent 2 years working for the widely revered furniture maker Neil Erasmus. Since moving to Melbourne Lewis has turned his hand to musical instrument making in the form of a new business that strives to bring experimental instruments to a new audience. Lewis' talk will focus on this most recent venture and the work of other instrument makers and musicians who have inspired him.