by NOISE SCAVENGERS
Noise Scavengers is a sound art band with neurodiversities who explore the intersection of rock instruments with sound art, electronic music and art music.
The Augmented Hyenas show will see the Noise Scavengers present a range of Wearable Interactive Sound and Video Controllers (WISC) that are worn and performed with by the artists. The show itself is a surreal exploration of sound, and a reimagining of what it means to be a ‘band’ in Melbourne c. 2022. Rock instruments, wearable sound devices and more are all blended to find new sonic terrains.
Noise Scavengers were mentored to make the wearable interactive devices. In May 2022 the group worked with Australian pioneering performance artist Stelarc to make a wearable interactive wristband synthesizer with a built in video camera. Stelarc then performed with the device in June 2022 at JOLTED. JOLT’s interactivity designer and computer programmer Richie Allen and fabricator Ben Merrylees also worked on that project.
In 2022 the Noise Scavengers developed their show Augmented Hyenas using this technology. Augmented Hyenas was premiered in November of 2022 at JOLTED Arts Space through funding from the City of Darebin Arts Program. The success of the performance has led the band to create an album from the show, and then to further performances of the show in Australia and Japan in 2023.
JOLTED Arts Space, The Eighty-Six Festival, Melbourne: 27 Oct 2023
Urban Guild, Kyoto: 28 Sep 2023
Bank Art Station, Yokohama: 24 Sep 2023
JOLTED Arts Space, 18-19 November 2022
Proudly supported by the City of Darebin Community Fund. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
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