Astrid Meurer

sound artist

Astrid Meurer

Astrid joined Noise Scavengers in 2022 April. At Noise Scavengers Astrid works through various sonic mediums with the band including guitar, voice and electronics. Astrid also works on the sound engineering side of Noise Scavengers projects.

In 2022, as a part of the Noise Scavengers, Astrid worked with legendary performance artist Stelarc to create a wearable synthesizer that Stelarc then used in the show Stellar Metal Arc. The same technology will appear in the Noise Scavengers show Augmented Hyenas (2022) at JOLTED Arts Space. The Noise Scavengers are currently working on their next album release titled Augmented Hyenas.

Through JOLT Astrid is mentored by Michael Hewes and James Hullick.

Prior to her time at JOLT Arts, Astrid was a lead vocalist in the band The Empires through the Interact Arts Program. The Empires were based at Abbotsford Convent from 2011 to 2016. Astrid performed regularly with The Empires at Abbotsford Convent, Bendigo Hotel and other venues, as well as appearing in various music festivals: Arockalypse (2012), Shadow Electric (2014).

Whilst exploring avant garde sounds with Noise Scavengers, Astrid is also strongly influenced by the Beatles, Debra Harry, The Smiths, The Cure, Leonard Cohen, Lady Gaga Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin.

Music and AFL are Astrid’s two great passions.