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MADS DAVEY is a composer, instrumentalist and vocalist with a focus on analogue synthesis. She studied a Bachelor of Music/Composition at the Victorian College of the Arts and since graduating has worked writing for TV, Film, Theatre, Festival Commissions and string arrangements as well as recording and touring as a session keyboardist.She has toured and recorded for various Australian artists including; Ella Hooper, The Verses, Gena Rose Bruce, Single Twin and more. She has toured extensively in support of local and international artists including; Fleedwood Mac, Counting Crows, Sarah McLaughlin, The Whitlams and more. She has played to audiences of all sizes, appearing live many times on television shows, playing to filled stadiums at the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Sidney Myer Music Bowl as well as small 20 person shows upstairs at the Gaso. Mads has arranged strings for contemporary music releases including; Ella Hooper’s In Tongues LP & Capital Lady’s ‘I am Gold’ EP.  Mads fronts experimental electronic/rock trio Warplane. Warplane released single ‘Drift’ in 2018, and are scheduled to release a full-length album ‘The Rustle’ in mid- 2022.  


In her compositional work Mads explores a widened centre of pitch, wonky tunings and couples contrasting timbres to create new sounds.  She is currently creating works pairing a 19th century pump organ with 20th century analogue synthesizers, a teaser track from this project ‘Monas’ was released in 2019. Mads is one third of STATHIS//DAVEY//KIM an analogue synth composer collective, who create large scale sound work, two of which have premiered at Mona Foma 2020 & 2021. Solo composition commission works include; The HMS Beagle Bells for the City of Darwin, Dookie Earth Arts Festival. Two of Mads' Orchestral works, ‘Atmen’ and ‘An Anchor Cast’  premiered at Iwaki Auditorium in Southbank, and played live on 3MBS radio station. 

Mads is a member of the Melbourne Synthesizer Orchestra, which debuted at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in early 2021 playing Mat Watson’s Magnitudes.

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