Lucas Abela

Next: »
« Previous:

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2013

    Initially classed as a turntablist, Lucas Abela’s work rarely resembled anything in the field. Early feats saw him stab vinyl with Kruger-style stylus gloves, perform death-defying duet duels with amplified samurai swords, and be hospitalised by high-powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors. Over the years his turntablist roots have became almost unrecognisable, evolving into his infamous glass show, performed countless times in over 45 countries. Redefining the expression ‘don’t try this at home’, he extracts the most extraordinary sounds from shards of broken glass. Now after a long performance career his ideas have crossed over into sound installation with works like The Vinyl Rally (RC cars raced on vinyl), Mix Tape (accessible audio tape) and Pinball Pianola (a pinball/piano hybrid) that highlight his desire to create interactive installations for musical play.

Role(s) at the symposia over the years: