Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS)
The late ‘60s changed the environment for musicians significantly, when a few companies such as EMS, took advantage of changes in electronic technology in order to create significantly more compact and affordable synthesizers. The spirit of innovation and Utopianism, and the democratisation of music creation that is central to early electronic music creation, is at the heart of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS). In their workshop at the Meatmarket, North Melbourne, MESS provides access to over 450 instruments, including the EMS instruments in this exhibition.
In this video, Byron Scullin, sound artist and co-founder of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio, describes the ethos of MESS and experimental electronic sound studios.