Lock In sparks new collaborations

The Libraryhack Lock In brought about surprising new collaborations with teams of enthusiastic ICT creatives working through the night to produce iPhone apps and web mash-ups. The high calibre of work presented at 8am the next morning took us all by surprise. The Lock In was a 24 hour mashup event held at The Edge …

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Going Pro with the Emerge Program

This Saturday past had The Edge host a professional development day for Emerge program participants. Sixteen young musicians, produced and mentored by Luke Cavell in the leadup to Stylin’ Up, were invited to rehearse in The Edge’s Auditorium, get their Pro-Tools induction in Lab 3, and finalise their ABN applications in Lab 1. Andrei Maberly …

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Three Letters for Cash

So you’re starting out and you’re a musician/artist/dancer/performer/creative of some kind and you live in Australia. It’s been a long cold winter for the starving artist but there are ways (hidden, overgrown, stumbly ways worn down by the artists who went before you) to make a living from your art, and the first port of …

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Well everybody, the time has come for me to bid you all adieu! I have decided to pass the baton on to our fabulous new (ish) VSO Federico (pictured.) NB: I would also like to point out that had Josef Muller also been working today, the ceremonious baton passing would’ve included him. Thank you to […]

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How to Emerge

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll be aware of The Edge’s support of the Emerge program. Developed by Luke Cavell, who spent about seven years taking  equipment to schools to record music with students, the Emerge program was put in place in order to meet the needs of young people who then left school …

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Writing rap

Working with the MIDI files created from old music scores for Libraryhack, former Catalyst, Andrei, and Nick from Elements Hiphop Workshops, crowded into Lab 3 with a group of seven young MCs from QPASTT to lay down some beats. After a couple of hours of putting pen to paper with Nick, each of the crew …

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I rocked up to Inala’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day at Wests Inala Football club with a bag full of cameras and sunblock. I got there a little early so pulled up under a tree with a frozen lemonade and sat back to enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze.  I was pleasantly surprised by a soundtrack …

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fRETfEST brings the noise

Intro to music recording is the first of the Bread and Butter workshops to kick off at The Edge this week. Providing the sweet sounds for the L-plate audio engineers will be special guest Simon Thomas, part of the all Australian, all amazing acoustic music lineup at this year’s fRETfEST. At the tender young age …

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Indigenous Hip-hop

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that some of the links in this article may contain images and voices of deceased people. When I think Hip-hop I think MC Hammer pants and kids doing the worm on street corners with a burst fire hydrant in the background. It was a part of the …

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