We welcome you to join us for the second iteration of Innerest. A semi-regular showcase of experimental, electronic and ambient artists, local and otherwise.
Abby Sundborn (Naarm)
Naarm-based Abby Sundborn is a welcome patch of light in Melbourne’s underground. Having spent the best part of the last five years active within Naarm’s dense electronic and experimental ecosystem as a live performer and DJ, Sundborn released her debut album, Amend, on Altered States Tapes in 2023. This appeared consecutively with Sundborn’s contribution to Gi’s warmly received Orange Chorus Blonde Reveal cassette.
At various times, Sundborn utilises cello, violin, guitar and electronics. Amend reveals a vivid, emotional heft across it’s unspooling. Live, the same power is communicated and shared communally.
Hayden Moon (Mulubinba)
Originally from Wollongong, Hayden Moon has spent the last few years based in Newcastle. Hayden bookended 2023 with two tapes for Altered States Tapes, A Creek Cut Through Me and Death Of A Miner’s Cottage. Both approach the ambient spectrum from different angles, alternately utilising organic field recordings, sacred synth drones, insidious embers of electronics and, at times, subtle rhythm. There is an unabashed beauty at work in Moon’s pieces, but not without nuance or the occasional challenge.
Soda Lite (nipaluna)
nipaluna’s own Alex Last has helmed the Soda Lite project since 2016, guiding it through sporadic releases on US institutions Constellation Tatsu and Not Not Fun, amongst others. Soda Lite approaches the sacred aether through meditative compositions, heavy on field recordings and dusted synth tones.
We acknowledge and pay our deep respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we live and that this event is held, the Tasmanian Aboriginal people of nipaluna, lutruwita.
Sovereignty was never ceded.
This is a not-for-profit event.
Any proceeds made after costs will be given to the interstate artists towards their traveling costs.
We offer free and subsidised tickets for First Nations persons and anyone experiencing financial distress. Please get in touch.