SYLVESTER SESSIONS

Jessica Mincher

Sydney, Australia

Tell us about what you do?

I sing, write and play synth for a band called NOIRE. I'm also part of a group called The Ladies Network, where I interview creative women and organise music events.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Father John Misty, Ry Cooder, Ennio Morricone, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie and Beach House. I saw Beach House at the Sydney Opera House this week which was a really magical experience.

Where do you find inspiration?

I love reading, I've just finished reading Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein, M Train by Patti Smith and I always carry around a book of Allen Ginsberg's poems. Films also really help me to create songs with a certain palette or feeling. I find inspiration in Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Sophia Coppola films and more recently fell in love with the film Slow West. I'm trying to write something at the moment with the feeling and colours of that film.

What do you do to relax?

My family has a farm in Queensland. It has a river, an old farm house, no reception, no noise and a big bath tub. I love to spend time out there relaxing and writing.

Curated and photographed by Gemma Harben.

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