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Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address

The New Music Network established the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 1999 in honour of one of Australia's great international composers. It is an annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music. In the spirit of the great Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, an outstanding advocate of Australian music delivers the address each year, challenging the status quo and raising issues of importance in new music.

In the past 10 years, the annual Address has become one of Australia’s most established and respected events for contemporary practice, providing a platform to express important issues and challenges facing contemporary music today. Due to its positive response within the music community it has been opened to the general public to attend. The Address is the single most important national forum for contemporary music public discourse.

If you would like to attend the Address contact the Manager to reserve your place.

Peggy's Hothouse. A fascinating insight into Australia's only dedicated composers' house, which has become a hot-house of musical creativity, celebrating the generous vision of one of Australia's first international composers, Peggy Glanville-Hicks. Narrated and produced by Thomas Fitzgerald for ABC RN Into the Music

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Warren Burt presents
16th peggy glanville-hicks address

Music : Still ahead of the game

Music today consists of a bewildering variety of kinds of music and music making. We’ve really arrived at the situation predicted by Kenneth Gaburo in 1975 when he wrote (in The Beauty of Irrelevant Music) ‘And what if we replaced every ‘either/or’ statement with an ‘and’ statement?’
In the 1970s, Jacques Attali advanced the not-so-new idea that changes in the social and economic condition of music predicted changes in the broader society in general. Unfortunately, our society seems to be becoming more and more restrictive while music is becoming more and more diverse and free. Is this really true?
This talk will be a ‘big picture’ look at how changes in the condition of music (some desirable and some maybe not-so) could point out the way things might develop in our present-day science-fiction society.
As part of his lecture, Warren will be demonstrating and performing short pieces using cutting edge technology on the iPad platform - microtonal and algorithmic programs such as Musix Pro, Thumbjam, Zeta+, Sector, Samplr, Lemur, Jasuto Pro, Virtual ANS and Wilsonic will be performed on, with each giving a hint of where music technology is likely to go in the next 5-10 years.
Warren Burt is a composer, performer, video-artist, sound-poet, and instrument designer. Originally from the US, he attended the State University of NY and the University of California San Diego before moving to Australia in 1975. He has performed his work in North America, Europe and Australasia, and has composed works for a wide variety of media, including orchestral, chamber, opera and electronic composed musics, improvised music, music theatre, and video-art. He has been involved with the design of both hardware and software electronic musical instruments, as well as inventing microtonal acoustic instruments.
Sydney, NSW: 7.30pm, Tuesday 28 October 2014
Where: Music Workshop Sydney Conservatorium of Music Macquarie Street, Sydney
Melbourne, Vic: 7.30pm, Friday 31 October 2014
Where: Deakin Edge Federation Square, Melbourne
...Read the transcripts of Warren's Address online.

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