Totally Huge New Music Festival

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2011

Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference 2011



Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Cultural Centre, Perth

Presented by Tura New Music in association with the Music Research Group, CREATEC and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts [WAAPA] at Edith Cowan University

The Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference, held as part of The 10th Totally Huge New Music Festival, is a forum for artists from diverse areas of music and sound practice, along with critics, commentators and academics, to discuss the ideas which underline contemporary new music and sound art — the histories, methods, theories, approaches, techniques and dreams which make up the modern world of music and sound arts.

The inexorably slippery nature of contemporary culture and postmodern phenomena, such as the deconstruction of identity and distrust in metanarrative, arguably squeeze the individual into reliance only upon the present moment. All music emerges (and dissipates) in the moment. The THNMF Conference 2011 has Immanence as its inspirational theme.

Keynote Speaker: Marina Rosenfeld

Plastic Materials & Local Conditions: Diagram of a Practice

Composer, and experimental turntablist, Marina Rosenfeld is based in New York. Beginning in 1993 with a proto-version of her Sheer Frost Orchestra, a performance for 17 female performers on floor-bound electric guitars deploying nail-polish bottles dropped, dragged and scratched over amplified guitar strings, her staged performances and installations have been widely commissioned by institutions in the US and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York); the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); the Serralves Museum (Porto); the Whitney, Performa and Liverpool biennials; the Holland Festival, and many others. She has been co-chair of the graduate program in Music/Sound at Bard College’s Milton Avery School of the Arts in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York since 2007.

2011 Conference Registration Form (90 KB PDF)

2011 Conference Registration Form in Word (40 KB DOC)

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