Wednesday 25 October 2017
State Library of Western Australia
Call for Papers Opens Soon
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 embraced the irrational in an effort to point out the absurdity that they perceived in the cultural and political circumstances of the day. 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”?