Trautonium. Saving digital knowledge from technology obsolescence.
Meg Travers is a musician, geek, archivist, and digital preservation specialist. She has degrees in music technology and is a qualified radio technician, and has brought these two worlds together in building her own electronic musical instruments, as well as creating soundscapes crafted from the RF noises that are around us every day, but out of our audible range.
One of her current guises is as a PhD student at WAAPA, researching “ancient” electronic musical instruments, and how technology obsolescence impacts the performing arts, and is amassing a collection of early 20th century electronic musical instruments.
She is the musical director of industrial/electronic ensemble MotET, and a committee member of the Perth Artifactory.
She has worked in technology roles in arts and culture organisations for over 10 years, and currently works in digital preservation and archiving.