Robyn McGrath

Sound Artist

Robyn McGrath

synthesisers / electronics

A founding member of The Amplified Elephants – as sound art ensemble. It was McGrath who originally thought of the name for the group. McGrath joined the Sonic Adventurers Collective in 2020.

Sonically, McGrath primarily works with keyboard-based synthesisers. McGrath also creates visual artworks and videos using her visual art works.

Video by Robyn McGrath. Sound by Robyn McGrath, Kathryn Sutherland and Daniel Munnery

McGrath has performed in all of The Amplified Elephants’ Australian productions, including two Melbourne Festivals, as well as collaborating with several leading artists performing in many venues around Melbourne. 

Recently, McGrath worked on The Amplified Elephants' album DEEP CREATURES (2021, Heavy Machinery Records) and the 15-min production of HAGOROMO with Japanese Noh singer Ryoko Aoki. Both works will be premiered in full in 2022.

In 2015 McGrath performed SELECT NATURALIS in the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, which was remounted in 2017 at RMIT University. In 2016 and 2017, McGrath joined the women of the Elephants and guest sound artist Nat Grant in Melbourne, China and Hong Kong, touring the show SHHHH for JOLT’s The Book of Daughters artistic program. McGrath has enjoyed recording the ensemble’s most recent work SELF SEEKERS at the Footscray Community Arts Centre.