CARRIAGEWORKS AND NEW MUSIC NETWORK AUSTRALIA PRESENT
PEGGY GLANVILLE-HICKS ADDRESS
The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address is an annual forum which honours one of Australia’s great international composers and provides a platform to discuss important issues facing contemporary music today. In The Poetry of the Present, performer, artistic director, writer and arts advocate, Nicole Canham, draws upon her unique and expansive creative practice to outline a vision for an inspiring, passionate and connected new music community. The Poetry of the Present celebrates the possibilities that come from embracing change.
Registration | 6:30PM
Doors Open | 7PM
The Poetry of the Present Address | 7:30PM
There will be a short Q&A with Nicole Canham after the Address, followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Australia Council for the Arts Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency.
Featuring sculptures by Sydney-based designer Matthew Aberline.
Reception | 9PM
ABOUT Nicole Canham
Nicole Canham is a musician (clarinet and tarogato) who is committed to creating transformative arts experiences, and to building new audiences for live music. Her expansive and unique artistic practice reflects her diverse creative interests which include the commissioning new music, chamber music performance, collaborations with a range of artists from outside the world of music including theatre, film, photography, visual art and dance and arts advocacy. Collaboration and the creation of new work, including the championing of works by Australian composers here and abroad throughout Europe, the USA, and Mexico, are two of her great performance passions. Nicole also collaborates with a range of artists from outside the world of music – theatre, film, photography, visual art and dance – exploring connections between artists, audiences and the place the arts hold in people’s lives.
New Music Network Australia
Provoking a culture of new and experimental living music in Australia, the NMNA is an empowering agent for change for living music. We create spaces and platforms for radical experimental music, facilitate partnerships and connections between musicians and organisations and we build an International community from Australia to the world. Above all we promote vital cultural change.