Synth Laboratory at Frontyard

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As artist in residence at Frontyard (Sydney, July 2017), Bridget installed a “synthesizer laboratory”, open to the public for interaction and experimentation. The lab explored the history of algorithmic music, from church bell patterns to modern day computer music; how an MS-20 can be tricked into thinking its Mariah Carey; and why men have kept so many women at arm’s length from synthesizers. As with all of Bridget’s projects, the laboratory aimed to remove barriers to access, and to heal: undoing some of the musical orthodoxies and toxic masculinities many creatives have historically worked under.