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lightMore Talk Less Action is a series of panel discussion-based events. Each night revolves around a theme and features two short performances. People interested in music are invited to take part.

We are taking an indefinite break from the series.

Past Events:

Thursday 13 August 2015 (7:30pm) – free entry
What does it mean to be a composer in Australia today?
Kate Neal, Sean Baxter, Alexander Garsden
Venue: The Channel, Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Facebook event

2014/15 series at West Space

Thursday 7 August 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Composition is Dead: writing music in the 21st century
Cat Hope, Ross Bencina, Warren Burt (with Callum G’Froerer and Cathexis performing works by Hope)
Facebook event

Thursday 2 October 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Promoting Unpopular Music: how and why
Philip Samartzis, Justin Heazlewood, Patrick O’Brien
Facebook event
Book tickets

Thursday 19 February 2015 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Improvisation: how to win
Lloyd Honeybrook, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Adam Simmons
Facebook event

2013 series at West Space

Thursday 22 August 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Why Noise?: the aesthetics of noise and ‘wrong’ sound.
Featuring: John Nixon and The Donkey’s Tail, Mark Groves, and Linda Kouvaras.
Moderated by Clinton Green.

Saturday 31 August 2013 (1pm) – free entry
The Sonic City: activating the city through incursion.
(co-presented with Liquid Architecture)
Featuring: Haco, Darrin Verhagen, and Camilla Hannan.
Moderated by Philip Samartzis.

Thursday 19 September 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Laptops, Costumes, Pedals and Projections: issues for live performance of experimental, drone and noise music.
Featuring: Michael Pulsford, Paul Kidney, Julian Williams, Hi-God People.
Moderated by Greg Wadley

Thursday 3 October 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Junk Music: redundant technology and detourned devices as instruments.
Featuring: Ernie AlthoffJoanne Cannon, Rod Cooper,  Bent Leather Band.
Moderated by Clinton Green.

Wednesday 23 October 2013, (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Our Ears are now in Excellent Condition: sound in the gallery and online. 
Featuring: Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Helen Grogan and Rosalind Hall.
Moderated by Rowan McNaught and Kelly Fliedner.

Thursday 5 December 2013 (7:30pm) – $10 entry
Tone Scientists: sound art and cutting-edge science
Featuring: Stelarc, Warren Burt, and Paul Doornbusch.
Moderated by Greg Wadley.