Hack Sounds is once again calling on some of Sydney’s best electronic musicians to tell us all about the tools they use to pay live, their key studio kit, and offer some ideas on what’s possible on in electronic music making. This time around it’s all about awesome women and their stage persona’s, with Sofie Loizou (Anomie) bringing in her Lotekno band mates and heaps of sweet gear, while Elizabeth Rose will delve deep into her toolkit and approach to music. As ever we’ll also have Dave from Roland with his big bag of awesome tech, along with a bunch of our music tech set up around the venue to get hands on with.
Elizabeth has a honed ear for pop music and an instinctive talent for writing melodies and vocal top lines, delivering songs that are at once intensely infectious and startlingly beautiful. A songwriter who also does all her own production, Elizabeth is equally adept in collaboration mode – already notching up celebrated co-productions with Flight Facilities on the single “I Didn’t Believe” and Sinden on the single “Again” and has lent her remixing talents to a host of acts including Chairlift, Flight Facilities, Jinja Safari and Frames.
‘Lotek’ the food is a mix of vegetables and spices that come from a lot of different places, but mostly Indonesia ‘lotekno’ the music project is a mix of humans and sounds that come from a lot of different places, but mostly Indonesia. Three of the Australian based members of this musical melange Dan Mackinlay (efeksamping), Kieran Ruffles (Ruffles) and Sofie Loizou (Anomie) perform collaborative works highlighting their collaborations with Bandung superstars like Robi Rusdiani’s acapella heavy metal army ‘Ensemble Tikoro, ecstatic sun-worship trance-lords ‘Tarawangselas’ and jaipong torchsong siren ‘Mita Kulsum’.
Expect a spicy mix of cutting-edge electronics and ancient technique, metal and maths, bamboo and silicon and a vision of the soundtrack to the dive-bar scene of ‘mad max: Bandung badlands’