Shane Fahey is a sound artist, acoustician, and sound engineer. A founding member of Social Interiors with Rik Rue, Shane began his career in sound and music by forming experimental art-rock band The Makers of the Dead Travel Fast (1979-1983) who made quite an impression on the emerging Sydney electronic and industrial music scene at that time. The band featured on Sydney post-punk label M Squared's roster. Shane sang and co-wrote the band’s songs, and played electric piano and analog synths. After they split, Shane joined another M Squared outfit, Scattered Order.
He trained and worked as an acoustician, where his love of listening and field recording began to grow. He then built Megaphon Studios in Sydney with Guy Dickerson and for the last 20 years has run the studio, engineering many of the bands and ensembles that have recorded there, and producing a number of albums which became the beginning of Endgame Records' catalog.
Shane has built seven different recording studios, including the University of Western Sydney music studios, Megaphon and Airmotion Studios, and the AFTRS surround sound studio. Meanwhile, his background in field recording has evolved into composition and sound design work for installation, theatre and performance art works, including Tess de Quincy’s Lake Mungo project with members of Mind/Body Split; Virginia Hilyard’s Places of Memory; Bodyweather’s butoh-inspired dance pieces; and Machine For Making Sense, co-composing and mixing fellow musicians Rik Rue, Stevie Wishart, Jim Denley, Chris Mann, and Amanda Stewart.
'The Slated Pines' is his first solo album of sound pieces, to be released in 2009.
Limited numbers of influential Japanese noise artist Merzbow's Merzbox came with a two CD set of new collaborative material, including a CD of material by Merzbow and Fahey called "Decomposition 002". It features Merzbow using Fahey's "Water-drip-code" as source material, as well as the original "Water-drip-code" recording.
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