Lynden Bassett

Lynden Bassett

is an eighteen-year-old Indonesian-Australian. I finished Year 12 this year and I have applied to study composition at ANU in 2019. In 2017 I completed a workshop with Canberra Experimental Music Studio (EMS) which served as my introduction to experimental music, and I have been attending EMS performances and participating in workshops and gigs whenever I’m able to since then. A set of workshops I had the opportunity to participate in recently were the first Sounding Canberra field recording and sound art workshops. Over the course of these workshops I learned how to create field recordings and incorporate them into compositions, and I have since completed a short piece comprised of recordings made during the workshops and at the National Library. Associating with EMS has developed my interest in experimental music, improvisation and composition and I hope to pursue these interests further at university. Since 2016 I have been playing and writing music in a noise rock band called HYMMNN. The band has been playing shows around Canberra since April 2017. My goal with this band for the near future is to grow our audience by playing interstate shows and to record an album of original songs.

Mentoring and inspiring young emerging artists

Major Partners and Sponsors

  • Australian National University
  • The Street Theatre
  • Molonglo Group
  • Mundango Charitable Trust
  • Canberra Grammar School
  • Coordinate Agency