Jack is based in Sydney
Jack Prest is a Sydney based artist, sound designer, music producer and performer who specialises in new media and forward thinking electronic music. Jack began his career as a performer, working solo as a DJ and as a part of hip-hop group Good Buddha as well as disco outfit Flatwound. These projects have seen Jack perform on some of the biggest stages throughout Australia, including Good Vibrations Festival, the Boiler Room at Big Day Out, Pyramid Rock Festival, Peats Ridge and Groovin The Moo. He has supported the likes of M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, Public Enemy, Aloe Blacc, TZU, The Herd and The Jungle Brothers.
Throughout this period Jack continually began to focus on producing and recording his own music and sound art. This has led to his current role as an in-house engineer and producer at Studios 301 where he has worked on everything from recording US rap artists B.o.B. and Action Bronson to assisting ARIA-nominated rock group Papa Vs Pretty, Bruce Springsteen and the internationally renowned Ricky Ho Orchestra. His original productions have been featured on Channel 7s “Packed To The Rafters“ and in the motion picture “Not Suitable For Children“. His current multimedia art project Future Love Hangover has had a video on rotation on ABC TV and scored a #1 on the AMRAP AirIt community radio charts. The next release for Future Love Hangover will feature hip hop legend and performance artist Kool Keith.
Having already forged a successful career in the realms of popular and electronic music, Jack is continuing to build a reputation as a sound artist and designer for experimental and experiential theatre. With a background in Fine Art (graduating from UNSW in 2006), his first major work of Sound Design was for the 2008 joint Australia Council/Performing Lines production “The Tent” which premiered at Melbourne’s Next Wave festival and was taken on a national tour throughout 2009-10 via Mobile States. More recently he produced the soundtrack and the live sound installation for the critically acclaimed performance work “Whelping Box” which was a part of the 2012 Performance Space “Sexes” Festival.