Embracing the Irrational: The Sonic Arts in a Post-Factual World
Thursday 26 October 2017
State Library of Western Australia
Keynote Speaker: Anne LeBaron (CalArts)
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 with Edith Cowan University, including the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The conference is supported by the State Library of Western Australia.
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 THNMF conference offers opportunities for presentations of refereed and non-refereed papers, performances, demonstrations and workshops, and there is the opportunity for publication in the conference proceedings, Sound Scripts – published by Tura New Music.