Synthotronica is the alter-ego of composer and multi-instrumentalist Ania Reynolds who combines fat beats with fatter synths and live baritone sax with the occasional triangle solo. Former Musical Director of Circus Oz and Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project, Ania has played with the likes of Femi Kuti and Toni Childs, and has toured the world performing her original music across five continents. Her live performance has been described as a ‘stunning display of musicality’ (Nicole Precel, Sydney Morning Herald 2019), and Synthotronica has brought her infectiously vibrant stage presence to the likes of Tollwood Winter Festival Munich, Karnidale Circus Festival, The Melbourne Planetarium, Moomba, Renaissance Festival, and Honk! Festival, Club Geral and the Cantagalo Favela in Rio de Janeiro. She combines her passion for live performance, world music, electronic beats and bari sax to create a high-energy set with one thing in mind - to make people dance!
Since her debut live performance at the Melbourne Planetarium for Party Beyond 2019 combining original electronic music with bespoke Planetarium visuals, Synthotronica has gone on to perform around the world and delight audiences with her sparkling stage presence. A veteran of the stage and the Melbourne live music scene, Synthotronica combines her passion for electronic music with her love of world music and making people dance. Afrobeat, wonkstep, glitch-hop, dub/reggae, Cumbia, Ethio-Jazz, Steampunk Swing and more all feature in her original brand of sonic mayhem. From nightclubs, favelas and street festivals in Rio de Janeiro to balconies in Brunswick, she is equally at home performing anywhere there is a crowd ready to listen and dance, from festival stages to music venues to parties to street performances, and is a regular at many live music venues in Melbourne. She released her debut album UFORIK in 2019, with track DAFNE a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
Synthotronica’s alter-ego Ania Reynolds is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and composer who has won awards for both her musical direction (2011 Green Room Award for Yana Alana and tha Paranas In Concert) and her filmmaking (Experimental, Dance and Music Film Festival Best Short Film Award 2021 for Audible Lockdown). Ania has performed her original music across five continents, with international performances including Tollwood Winter Festival Munich, Australia Now Sao Paolo, World OUTGames Copenhagen, The New Victory Theatre New York, The Lincoln Centre’s Summer Outdoors Festival, La TOHU Montreal, Teatro Circo Price Madrid and Singapore Children’s Festival. National performances include BluesFest, Homeground, 2018 Commonwealth Games Festival, Queenscliff Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin and Brisbane Festivals, and many regional Australian tours including to remote communities and Arnhem Land.