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Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

I'll be presenting a paper at the Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium, which runs this year in association with the launch of the West Australian New Music Archive (WANMA) at the The State Library of WA. The theme is West Australian Art Music Activity: 1970-2014. I was asked to talk about my films No Encore and Three Hams in a Can; my paper considers how the musicians and composers featured in the films "informed the aesthetic, structure and aural strategies of these two documentaries, and how their sounds and music are received, rejected by and interact with the environments in which they are seen and heard."

Johannes Sistermanns, guest of this year's festival.

Johannes Sistermanns, guest of this year's festival.

The WANMA launch is on Wednesday May 20; the symposium will run on Thursday May 21 at The State Library of WA. The keynote speakers are Stephen Adams (Australian music producer, ABC Classic FM) and Associate Professor Cat Hope (Project leader, WANMA). Head to the Totally Huge website for all the details. Registrations here.

NO ENCORE premiere

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

No Encore, a feature documentary featuring the new music ensemble Decibel, will finally see the light of day at RTR FM's Gimme Some Truth Music Documentary Festival, which runs from December 5-11. Here's a new trailer:

No Encore screens at Luna Outdoor Cinema at 8.30pm on Saturday December 6. Tickets can be purchased here. I'll also be doing a Q&A with other WA filmmakers the next night after a screening of their shorts. Head here for the full program, session times and tickets. The Facebook event page is here. You can find a walrus playing a saxophone here

Decibel concert videos

Added on by Kenta McGrath.

Now online is a bunch of videos I filmed for Decibel's Sounding a Room concert at the Western Australian Museum on the 3rd December, 2012. The audio was recorded by ABC radio. The programme featured premieres of commissioned works by Tristan Murail, Lindsay Vickery, Mace Francis, Lionel Marchetti, Erik Griswold, Cat Hope and Chris Cobilis (from Three Hams in a Can), as well as an arrangement of Lalo Schifrin's Scorpio's View (from the Dirty Harry soundtrack). 

From the program notes: "This concert focuses on the way music of different musical genres respond to acoustic space. Highlighting works with jazz, indie, noise, music concrete and minimalistic influences, the concert integrates the acoustics of the museum space as an important part of the works."

You can watch all the videos on Cat Hope's Youtube channel. I'm currently completing a documentary featuring Decibel, No Encore.