Please enjoy these recordings of the More Talk Less Action series.
What does it mean to be a composer in Australia today? (13 Aug 2015)
Talk: panel discussion with Kate Neal, Sean Baxter and Alexander Garsden:
Action: Alex Garsden live:
Action: Sean Baxter live:
Improvisation: How to Win (19 Feb 2015)
Talk: panel discussion with Adam Simmons, Alice Hui Sheng Chang and Lloyd Honeybrook:
Action: Adam Simmons, Alice Hui Sheng Chang and Lloyd Honeybrook play “Good Improv/Bad Improv”. The instructions on this occasion were:
Adam – Play sympathetically to the member of the trio positioned closest to you. Ignore the other member.
Alice – Play the ‘opposite’ of what the other members of the trio play.
Lloyd – Insert at least three periods into the performance where you play nothing for at least 2 minutes.
Promoting Unpopular Music: how and why (2 Oct 2014)
Composition is Dead: writing music in the 21st century (7 Aug 2014)
Talk – panel discussion with Cat Hope, Warren Burt and Ross Bencina
Action – video of part of Ross Bencina’s performance
– Ross’ performance in full
– Callum G’Froerer’s performance of Cat Hope’s “Liminum”
Tone Scientists: sound art and cutting-edge science (5 December 2013)
* audio recording of Warren’s performance
Our Ears Are Now in Excellent Condition: sound in the gallery and online
(23 October 2013)
Talk – Panel and audience discussion
Junk Music: redundant technology and detourned devices as instruments (3 October 2013)
Laptops, Costumes, Pedals and Projections: issues for live performance of experimental, drone and noise music (19 September 2013)
The Sonic City: activating the city through incursion (31 August 2013)
Talk – Panel and audience discussion (note – Haco & Toshiya Tsunoda sometimes speak through a translator)
Action – Installations in the Sonic City exhibition:
Why Noise?: the aesthetics of noise and ‘wrong’ sound (22 August 2013)
Action – Mark Groves (excerpt)
Action – The Donkey’s Tail (excerpt)