Musical Electronics Library

Auckland, New Zealand

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Silver Machine, 2016

Auckland MEL is opening for the year this Saturday, the 13th Feb.

In other news: THE WELLINGTON MEL IS LAUNCHING THIS SUNDAY THE 14TH. Please come along to the Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St, Wellington from 4pm if you’re in the zone. Musical performances by Kraus, UMU, Wives (featuring members of HEX), Dick Whyte (Bent Folk) with Svenda Strom, and UZB-96. Here are some brand-new WMEL boxes built by Bryan Tabuteau and Franky Yale.


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f u dream it = u can do it

Hello Xmas baybeez
Please note the Audio Foundation and the Musical Electronics Library will be closed for summer after the 19th December. Please make sure to return your MEL loans this week in between gift shopping and pre-xmas food gorging. The Audio Foundation is open Tues-Saturday 12-4pm.
Thanks so much to all library staff, volunteers, pedal builders and patrons and the wonderful Audio Foundation yay it’s been a dream year and 2016 is going to be even better I personally guarantee that fact.

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MEL will now launch on the 16th November 2014, as part of the Audio Foundation Nowhere Festival.

The MEL collection will be displayed at the Old Folks Ass. Hall, Gundry St, Newton, Auckland from 1:30 on the afternoon of the 16th. At 2pm there will be a performance by the MEL Orchestra, where members of the MEL volunteer team perform improvised raw electronic sounds using items from the MEL collection.

Come along and check out the library, it’s a real library now, with catalog numbers and everything!!

big push

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MEL Fundraiser Show 2

MEL not magic

The title pretty much says it all: there’s gonna be another-packed-to-the-brim-with-awesomeness fundraiser for the MEL library project down at the Audio Foundation this Saturday (the 12th) ten bucks on the door and it gets you sets from Invisible Threads, the mighty Olympus, and The Biscuits. And of course it all goes toward this awesome project so what more excuses to you need? Come on down!

Show starts at 7pm so you can still catch Peter Jefferies later at the Kings Arms. “We Have Got Light, We Have Got Power, You Can Even Take A Shower! MELectricity.”

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Handbag Fuzz

Handbag Fuzz

Wear it over your shoulder while playing an endless shredding guitar solo, AND store all your stuff inside at the same time. This handbag with built-in fuzz-box will be auctioned off on Sunday night at the Audio Foundation as part of the MEL Fundraiser Film Night. Note kitten’s paw in photo — she’s already bidding on this highly desirable item!