Electronic Music and Post-war German Youth Culture

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This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you to future Library events.


How could German musicians engage with their cultural heritage after the horrors inflicted on Europe by Hitler’s regime? This talk will reveal how in the title track of their 1974 album Autobahn the experimental electronic band Kraftwerk dared to look back to the past to find a way forward.

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Chris Tonkin is a composer and lecturer at the UWA Conservatorium of Music who creates new electroacoustic performance works and generative computer sound compositions. His compositions have been performed by artists and ensembles at festivals throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Recently his work has extended into scholarly research on the history of electronic music.

Kati Tonkin is a European cultural historian and Germanist at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests include literary and cinematic engagements with traumatic histories; recently she has turned her attention to musical explorations of such histories and the ways in which sound contributes to our understanding of the past.

Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free, book now as places are limited.

This event is part of the Museum of Sound series, presented in collaboration with the UWA Conservatorium of Music. The series explores aspects of our sonic past and present, and how our lives are shaped by sound and listening. Join us for the other events in the series:

Sounds and Words

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free, book now as places are limited.
Book: soundsandwords.eventbrite.com.au

Vocal Modulation in Annual General Meetings and the Boardroom

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost: Free, book now as places are limited.
Book: vocalmod.eventbrite.com.au



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