Noise Scavengers Ensemble
interabilities sonic ensemble
“Mainstream music was thrown out the window at the Valley Mill on Saturday. Talented young musicians from Geelong’s northern suburbs showcased some of their own creations in a sonic adventure titled THE DESERT.” Geelong Advertiser
Since their inception, the Noise Scavengers have developed their own take on sound art and experimental music. Industrial, experimental and unpredictable, Noise Scavengers can be electrifying or very Zen. In 2019, Noise Scavengers transformed to become both an interabilities ensemble and a workshops program bringing artists with and without special support needs together.
The Noise Scavengers ensemble has performed several major works over several years including SONIC FLOCK in the Melbourne Festival 2013 alongside a diverse range of professional musicians, and most recently remounted THE DESERT – one of their earlier soundscapes for Geelong After Dark 2015 in a public toilet. In 2016, Noise Scavengers created and performed the show CACOPHONY WOLVES with emerging feminist writer Sarah Smith and sound artist Dave Brown for THE BOOK OF DAUGHTERS – a mini festival at the Meat Market.
SOUND ART WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Having originated in Northern Geelong at Cloverdale Community Centre as a workshop program that sought to engage marginalised young people in contemporary sound arts practice, Noise Scavengers exists as both a sound art workshop program and a performing ensemble. As is exemplified by Sarah Smith's work with Noise Scavengers for CACOPHONY WOLVES, young artists can engage with the group in a variety of ways and are encouraged deliver their stories and message in quality art contexts. Workshops are structured around specific performance outcomes that actively promote the work of the artists involved.