Lisa Rae Bartolomei is a Melbourne based multi-disciplinary artist and musician working predominately in the realm of spatially based electroacoustic music for performance and installation. She is currently completing a Masters of Design at RMIT university’s SIAL Sound Studios. She holds a Advanced Diploma of Sound Production and Honours in Fine Art (Sound Art Practices) from RMIT . Her practice incorporates elements of site-specific field recording, spectralism and experimental musical composition. With over 20 years’ experience as a musician, she played in bands Tuff Muff and MCFM, performing at venues such as Hamer Hall and The Sydney State Theatre and improvised sets at the Make it Up Club with Japanese avant-guard musicians Tabata Mitsura (Boredems, Zeni Geva , Acid Mother Temple) and Masami Kuwaguchi (New Rock Syndicate).
She is a member of Starlings Spatial Sound Collective, was sound designer for the La Mama show Missfits (2014) and contributed music to the sonic surrealist game Little Songs of the Mutilated and the Cities and Memory worldwide sound-art project. She was a co-composer of Containing the Infinite, presented at the Tilde New Music Festival and nominated for the Nillumbik Art Prize(2019). She has performed live sound diffusions at RMIT Galleries New Order Art Party and Starlings curated events Murmurations: Spatial Sound Festival and Orbits: Traversing the Soundsphere. In 2018, she collaborated with Bonnie Mercer for MMW’s Tunnel/Vision, an quadrophonic installation of Metro Tunnel construction sounds at the ACMI Hub