2019 - ongoing

Mahagonny is an interdisciplinary project consisting of visual artist Lena Czerniawska and composer-performers Emilio Gordoa, Michael McNab & Josten Myburgh. The project exists at the interstice between theatre, electro-acoustic composition, improvised music & installation, working with multi-screen projection, multi-channel sound, networking technology & instrumental performance across vibraphone, percussion & saxophone. The group playfully draw out the innate theatre and poetry in experimental music performance. The ensemble has performed and presented workshops throughout Australia, through Tura New Music, COMA, the Make It Up Club, Monash University, the Museum of Old and New Art, the Australian National University, SoundOut, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and more. In 2022, they collaborated telematically as part of New North and the Audible Edge Festival of Sound, working simultaneously from Berlin, Naarm and Walyalup in an audiovisual improvisation.