MUSIC teacher turned melodic pioneer, Dave Eddy is setting the beat with the newest form of music-making to hit the streets.
Mr Eddy, who currently works as a music teacher at the Guyra Central School, has been working overtime on a new project that combines live musical performance and digital technologies.
“I’ve been working with music and technology… for around 20-years on and off.
“My project is a guitar improvisation using technology and digital visuals behind it.
“It is kind of a new thing, it uses technology and the kind of music you end up producing, it’s not typical kind of music,” Mr Eddy said.
A new thing that Mr Eddy says will hopefully challenge the harsh stereotypes traditionally bestowed upon many country artists.
“The idea is to focus on the strengths of regional arts and not that it is secondary to the city,” he said.
“A lot of the funding for regional art is actually to pay city artists to come to the country.
“There’s a lot to be said for regional artists and I think we have a lot more interesting art because there’s a sense in which people here have less to lose,” Mr Eddy said.
The artistic mash-up is entitled Festival of Delusion and will debut at the Dubbo Regional Art Gallery on Saturday, October 29, as part of the Artlands Festival.
“It’s [Artlands Festival] a regional arts conference and festival that runs bi-annually.
“I think it’s been about 14-years since it has been in NSW,” Mr Eddy said.
Using algorithmic software and the latest multi-media technology, Mr Eddy says the genre of his music doesn’t fall into any specific category.
“It’s not necessarily dance music, when you think of rock music or guitar, you kind of think of rock band stuff and again it doesn’t really fall into that category either.
“It’s more like music you might hear in a movie… it’s a very different kind of experience,” he said.
The festival kicks-off on October 27, and will also feature creations from across NSW including Indigenous artwork, jewellery, sculptural pieces and paintings.
For more information visit www.artlands.com.au.