Joel Stern

Well known as a catalytic figure in the Australian experimental music and film scenes (organiser of Audiopollen, OtherFilm, Glee Club), Joel Stern cut his chops in the concept-heavy nonsense atmosphere of early 00’s London, collaborating with many of the Japanese and English artists connected to the ‘reductionist’ and ‘onkyo’ movements.

Since returning to Australia, Joel has collaborated widely, most notably in electro-acoustic duo form with Anthony Guerra and in expanded cinema form with 16mm filmmaker Sally Golding as Abject Leader. In recent years, Joel has been a central player in the burgeoning Brisbane underground scene.