Justice Yeldham Live at Alex White's 'Genuine Instability' album launch (AVANT WHATEVER)
Serial Space, Chippendale
Initially classed as a turntablist, Lucas Abela's work has rarely resembled anything in the field, early feats saw him stabb vinyl with Kruger style stylus gloves, bound on electro acoustic trampolines, drag race the pope across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, perform deaf defying duet duels with amplified samurai swords, hospitalised by high powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors, record chance John Peel sessions with the Flaming Lips, become Otomo Yoshihides' favourite entry into his Ground Zero remix competition; 'Consummation' (even though instead of sampling the CD he destroyed it using amplified skewers!).
Today these turntable roots have became almost unrecognisable, evolving into his infamous glass instrument (broken shards being to Lucas nothing more than a giant diamond tipped stylus you can play with your mouth). He has been perfecting the instrument since it's invention in 2003, perfroming internationally as Justice Yeldham and with his glass/ drums/ piano trio, Rice Corpse.
Lucas has principally been a live audio artist, perfroming live since 1994 after Oren Ambarchi stumbled across his radio performances, and invited him to play the What is? Music Festival. However Recently he has begun dabbling in sound installation with works like Vinyl Arcade, where remote control cars with styli attached are raced over a track made from a mass of disused vinyl records.
He also founded of the irreverent dualpLOVER organisation, promoting, touring and releasing stark music from Australia and Abroad.