Artist Keynote with Mat Watson


REGIONAL ECHOES: From yabbies to freeform synthesis

FUSE is proud to present our first Artist Keynote with musician Mat Watson.

REGIONAL ECHOES: From yabbies to freeform synthesis is a compelling discussion of Mat’s journey from growing up in rural Victoria to discovering a life in music, modular synthesisers and experimental sound.

The event provides an opportunity to gain unique insight into the career and creative journey of one of our best local artists and provides a platform to explore a body of work articulated by the artist themselves.

The keynote is followed by a Q&A and wraps up with an opportunity to network in the foyer afterwards.

Doors: 7:00pm
Keynote Address: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Q&A: 8:40 - 9:10pm
Networking: 9:10 - 10:00pm

Please note: Auslan interpreting and Audio description can be made available upon request by 9th March. Send requests to


Mat is a Darebin based musician whose work spans experimental, improvisational and traditional forms. He utilises modular synthesisers and drums for composition, recording, performance, collaboration and teaching. Mat has an extensive list of past and ongoing artist collaborations locally and internationally, and has performed at arts and music festivals, galleries and theatres in Australia, Japan and America. He is a member of Ollie Olsen’s seminal drone project Taipan Tiger Girls and releases solo records under a variety of aliases. Mat is currently working with Ella Hooper and developing new performance works for his Heavy Spectra Ensemble along with a plethora of other collaborations.

Event & ticketing details



Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

Thursday 16 March 7pm


Free. Registrations are essential.


Darebin Arts Centre

401 Bell Street, Preston VIC 3072

Get directions


Mernda Line, Bell Station (check for Level Crossing Removal works disruptions)


Route 11 (stop 40, a further 10 minute walk) / Route 86 (stop 45, a further 10 minute walk)


Route 513 (Alight at corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, a further 2 minute walk) Route 903 (Alight at corner of Bell Street and St Georges Road, a further 2 minute walk)
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