THNMF 2017 Conference Call for Papers

Tura New Music invites proposals for papers, lecture-performances, artist talks, and panels of three or four papers for The 2017 Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference.

The one-day symposium, on Thursday 26 October at the State Library of WA, features keynote speaker Anne LeBaron, examining the theme of ‘Embracing the Irrational: The Sonic Arts in a Post-Factual World.’

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

Guidelines, how to submit a proposal, and more information can be found here.