MESS Sonorous V: eves & Ben Carey
MESS is back at The Substation with the fifth edition of the Sonorous octophonic commissions concerts. Once again, MESS presents two extraordinary artists who have been invited into the MESS Studio to engage with the incredible MESS collection of instruments and work their sonic harvests into beautiful multi-channel compositions.
For this iteration, MESS is thrilled to present eves (aka Edwina Stevens), an amazing artist and researcher exploring space and the possibilities of conversation and improvisation as de-colonial practice. In their new work Sounds of Thin Places, eves explores multiple instruments and the “anomalies and interruptions in old circuits, where the machine appears to break through and speak for itself.”
Alongside this new work, MESS will be moving the iconic Serge Paperface synthesiser into the venue where the incredible Benjamin Carey will share the fruits of two residencies with the machine blending recordings with live performance. An immersive articulation of the sonic possibilities of this colossal instrument, the performance is a live rendering of a forthcoming release Metastability (Hospital Hill, 2022).
Presented by The Substation and MESS.
MESS Commissions are supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Photo: eves / Benjamin Carey (Photography by Kristoffer Paulsen)
This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available. The seating provided for this performance will be bean bags on the floor.
Please be advised that filming and photography will take place during performances and personal photography/video is not permitted.
The Substation galleries, bar and bookshop will open 1 hour prior to the performance.