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2017 Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference

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State Library of Western Australia

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Perth, WA 6000

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Embracing the Irrational: The Sonic Arts in a Post-Factual World
Keynote Speaker: Anne LeBaron (CalArts)

Over the last century art movements such as Dada, Surrealism, Fluxus and Neoisms such as the Luther Blissett movement and Australia’s Ern Malley hoax responded to the world around them by embracing the irrational as the basis of their creative agendas. In a media-rich contemporary environment in which facts are displaced by feelings, emotion and intuition – previously the lowly province of the arts and “soft sciences” – where do composition and sonic art practices stand? How are composers, music creatives and sonic artists responding to the new century of “post-truth”?

The THNMF Conference is a forum for artists from diverse areas of practice, along with critics, commentators and academics, to discuss the ideas that underline contemporary new music and sound art—the histories, methods, theories, approaches, techniques and dreams that make up the modern world of music and sound arts.

The Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference is presented by Tura New Music, in association with the University of Western Australia, and with Edith Cowan University, including the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The conference is supported by the State Library of Western Australia.

Presentations include:

Anne LeBaron (CalArts): Sonic Ventures in Post-Truth Surrealism: Raudelunas, the Rev. Fred Lane, and Huxley’s Last Trip

Liam Flenady (Griffith): The Reason of Sweeney

Dominik Karski: Gates of the Irrational

Hannah Reardon-Smith (Griffith): The Uncanon: Radical forgetting and free improvisation

Melody Watson & Dan Thorpe (Adelaide): Candidates for Deletion: A Discourse Analysis of Wikipedia’s ‘LGBT Composers’ Category

Cat Hope (Monash): Notating Electronics in the chamber music of Cat Hope

Benjamin Carey (Sydney): Musical Interpretation in Improvised Human-Machine Performance

Erik Griswold (Griffith): Action Music in the 21st century

Helen Rusak (WAAPA): Divorce: The soap opera

Chris Tonkin & Rick Snow (UWA): Mississippi Swan – Daybew

Lindsay Vickery (WAAPA): The Next Wave: the new generation of composers and sound artists in Western Australia

Cissi Tsang (WAAPA): Addressing Agnotology Through Art

Josten Myburgh (WAAPA): Composing vulnerability: Radical expressions of humanity in the work of Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey & Eva-Maria Houben

Michael Terren (WAAPA): Fake it ‘til you make it: Sample libraries and General MIDI as expressions of precarity in new electronic music.

Elizabeth Welsh (Griffith): The baroque violin in the 21st Century

Cecilia Sun (UWA): Arts as Truth: The Reception of Hamilton and The New Prince

Nicole Carroll (Griffith): Everything In Its Place: improvisational noise set with custom hardware- Byzantine controller (Artist’s Talk)

Sage Pbbbt (WAAPA): The Residence Workings (Artist’s Talk)

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