Del Lumanta is an Australian, Sydney-based musician, DJ and producer. She recently released her debut EP titled Preparations, out now via Room40 sister label A Guide To Saints. Her words about it: “Preparations was my first time experimenting with modular synthesis. The recordings on the first side of the tape are taken from performances during Sydney Festival’s Masters of Modern Sounds at the Art Gallery of NSW in early 2019.
I was asked to respond to the gallery space. I spent my visits thinking about institutions. How I approach them, and how I work within them. What are their conditions for labour, how do they condition what I do? I often feel guarded when entering these realms. Side B was an improvised recording made a few weeks after winding down from the event using an Organelle. Here, I felt focused on the idea of resources, particularly resources that have nourished my disciplines. I thought about their endings.”