Every year, MESS hosts two extraordinary Melbourne artists in a residency program supported by City of Melbourne. This year Nina Buchanan and Nick Roux have been developing new work in whatever ways the pandemic has allowed. This concert sees the residents unveil what they’ve been working on. The concert will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.
Nina will present a stellar set of electronic sounds. Renowned for her powerful live performances, Nina channels the intensity and euphoria of dance music while shedding its usual linearity, a reflection of her own particular methodology of constructing sounds and arrangements.
Nick Roux performs the Symbiotic Horn. The Symbiotic Horn, half human half machine, joins direct human expression to machine brutality producing a barrage of complex and fluctuating sonic textures. It’s a two-metre long horn attached to an air compressor, controlled by a hand and a modular synthesiser (must be seen to be believed!). This performance features Matthias Schack-Arnott on percussion.