THNMF Conference 2017

Thursday 26 October 2017
State Library of Western Australia
Perth, Australia

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

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