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Audible Women

Audible Women is an online directory for women who make some kind of art that can be listened to. It is open to women who make sound, sound art, noise and music (acoustic or electronic) with a bit of an experimental and exploratory bent.

Visit the site for more info or to submit something
http://www.audiblewomen.com

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CFP: The 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium

The 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium
Call for Papers
via http://www.tura.com.au/tura-program/the-2015-totally-huge-new-music-fest...

The 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival Symposium
Thursday May 21
The State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre

Theme: Western Australian Art Music: 1970 – 2014
in association with the launch of the Western Australian New Music Archive

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Adams, Australian Music Producer, ABC Classic FM.
A/Prof Cat Hope, Project Leader, Western Australian New Music Archive.

The Australian Research Council Linkage funded Western Australian New Music Archive (WANMA) will be launched at the State Library of Western Australia on Wednesday 20th of May 2015 as part of the 12th Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth, Western Australia.

Papers for an associated one-day symposium the following day are sought, on the theme of “Western Australian Art Music Activity: 1970 – 2014” to celebrate the launch of WANMA, a digital archive focusing on the Western Australian art music since 1970 to the present day.

The call is for papers and panel proposals around remembering Western Australian music, in particular music with links to Western Australian composers, performers, writers, events, music series, writing, artists and other associated organisations or people. Monographs on or interviews with Western Australian composers, ensemble, curators or events are particularly welcome.

Composers that are likely to feature in the early iteration of the archive include Ross Bolleter, Alan Lamb, David Pye, Cathie Travers, Hannah Clemen, Lindsay Vickery, James Ledger, Iain Gradage, Roger Smalley, Chris Tonkin, Rupert Guenther, Nela Trifkovic, Rob Muir, Stephen Benfall, Chris Cobilis and many current WA composers. Ensembles and performers such as Alea, Pi Ensemble, the WASO New Music ensemble, Axis 21, Skadada, Decibel, Magnetic Pig, Energia, Headkikr, KAK, Lux Mammoth, Smidrin, Steve Richter, The High Impedence, Jo Re Mi, Tetrafide, Defying Gravity, Schvendes and student ensembles from UWA and WAAPA past and present. Events such as Club Zho, Totally Huge New Music Festival, Scale Variable, WAAPA and UWA lunchtime concerts, Noisemachin!, Guerilla Sessions and any current activity.

The papers will be double blind peer reviewed and published in Volume 5 of “Soundscripts”.

Abstracts between 300 and 500 words due by Feb 25 2015.
Notification of acceptance 10 March 2015.
Registrations due 15 April 2015 $100 for all.

Abstracts to conference@tura.com.au

Presented by Tura, WAAPA, SLWA and The Musicological Society of Australia

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female:pressure

female pressure is an international network of female artists in the fields of electronic music: from musicians, composers and DJs to visual artists, cultural workers and researchers. A worldwide resource of female talent that can be searched after criteria like location, profession, style or name. "Why are there so few women active in the electronic music scene?" - each one of us has heard this question a thousand times... Here is the answer: It's not our number, it's about how and if we are recognized!

female:pressure intends to strengthen networking, communication and representation - a standard instrument to obtain information about artists, contact them, and find out about other, maybe less known women working in the fields of electronic music all around the globe.

via http://www.femalepressure.net/fempress.html
visit http://www.femalepressure.net for more details

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VROOM - venues across Australia for touring bands

The VROOM website is a growing online database of Australian Venues available for touring bands to search and use. Both metropolitan cities and rural towns' venues are available. visit http://www.vroom.net.au for more details

from the VROOM About Us page :
# The following information is available about all venues; technical and production specifications, music genre preferred (and on which night), licensing arrangements, capacity, noise restrictions, accommodation, booking contact details etc
# The types of venues listed will include licensed and unlicensed venues (i.e. bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs, universities community centres, ovals, PCYCs, and entertainment centres) and cover all genres of original contemporary music

Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia (book)

Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia is written by artists, producers and participants in alternative music-making, and including a companion CD, Experimental Music explores the development of forms, ideas and scenes in Australia from the 1970s to the present. It brings together a wide range of musical experimentation, from post-punk, noise, appropriation, electronic dance and listening music, to free improv, computer process music, experimental radio, instrument building and audiovisual fusions -- practices that have formed an integral part of Australian creative culture. Experimental Music illustrates how these forms have influenced each other to create a fertile and diverse culture, and highlights why it is vital to question, experiment and break the rules.

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Soundclash - new music funding grant from Australia Council

'Soundclash' is an initiative of the music board of the Australia Council and is open to individuals and groups engaged in projects involving the creation and performance of experimental, creative and innovative contemporary popular music. In the past ten years, the field of contemporary popular music (pop, rock, hip hop, electronic dance music and other, related modern music forms) has become increasingly hybrid, challenging the boundaries of the form itself.

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FracturedSpaces - looking for demos / artists for cd release

FracturedSpaces would like it to be known that it is looking to release its first CD within the next four months, To that end I am looking for quality established bands/artists with a recording already finished, and who have no label as yet, to submit demos/samples with a view to possible release. I am
looking for works within the following genres only please, at least initially:

Drone
Drone doom metal
Dark ambient
Experimental
Noise
Industrial/Death Industrial

For fuller details please email:
simonjay704 AT hotmail.com

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THE KADIMA MUSICIANS COLLECTIVE

THE KADIMA MUSICIANS COLLECTIVE is in the vanguard of creative improvised music in Israel. Focusing on fringe artists and their work, KADIMA supports and develops the rich cultural mix of Israeli artistic life.
KADIMA includes a recording label and recording facilities in Jerusalem. It promotes and co-produces studio releases and concerts, and helps develop and connect musicians in the field of free improvisation and creative music.
KADIMA was founded and is led by Jean Claude Jones, bassist and educator, and one of the pioneers of Israeli jazz.

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The Digital Artists Handbook

The Digital Artists Handbook is an up to date, reliable and accessible source of information that introduces you to different tools, resources and ways of working related to digital art. The goal of the Handbook is to be a signpost, a source of practical information and content that bridges the gap between new users and the platforms and resources that are available, but not always very accessible. The Handbook will be slowly filled with articles written by invited artists and specialists, talking about their tools and ways of working. Some articles are introductions to tools, others are descriptions of methodologies, concepts and technologies. When discussing software, the focus of this Handbook is on Free/Libre Open Source Software. The Handbook aims to give artists information about the available tools but also about the practicalities related to Free Software and Open Content, such as collaborative development and licenses. All this to facilitate exchange between artists, to take away some of the fears when it comes to open content licenses, sharing code, and to give a perspective on various ways of working and collaborating. -- info via the DAH index page

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ChucK : Strongly-timed, Concurrent, and On-the-fly Audio Programming Language

ChucK is a new (and developing) audio programming language for real-time synthesis, composition, performance, and now, analysis - fully supported on MacOS X, Windows, and Linux. ChucK presents a new time-based, concurrent programming model that's highly precise and expressive (we call this strongly-timed), as well as dynamic control rates, and the ability to add and modify code on-the-fly. In addition, ChucK supports MIDI, OSC, HID device, and multi-channel audio.

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Create Digital Music website

Create Digital Music is a webzine and community site for musicians using technology. Their audience can read the latest news, tips, reviews, and features on digital music making. As a change of pace from the usual, unfiltered product news, the site's indepedent contributors focus on ahead-of-the-curve tools, DIY music making, emerging trends, advanced software and experimental interfaces, gaming technology, retro 8-bit music, and other themes.

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STEIM - the studio for electro-instrumental music

STEIM (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is the only independent live electronic music centre in the world that is exclusively dedicated to the performing arts. The foundation's artistic and technical departments supports an international community of performers and musicians, and a growing group of visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work. STEIM invites these people for residencies and provides them with an artistic and technical environment in which concepts can be given concrete form. It catalyzes their ideas by providing critical feedback grounded in professional experience. These new creations are then exposed to a receptive responsive niche public at STEIM before being groomed for a larger audience.

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jtv docs initiative - funding opportunity for documentary producers

ABC TV and the Australian Film Commission (AFC) are calling for proposals from emerging filmmakers who are 35 years and under for their jtv docs initiative. Seeking fresh approaches to half-hour and one-hour documentaries that explore music, ideas, culture and contemporary issues through the eyes of generations X, Y and Z. jtv is an extraordinary new on-air adventure that ABC TV will roll out later this year. A multiplatform, multilayered brand which will exist on the ABC main channel, ABC 2, online and other emerging technologies, jtv will comprise:

# a weekly jtv series on the main ABC channel on Saturday night, taking viewers inside the belly of the beast that is triple j.
# a weekly jtv omnibus on ABC 2 and extensive jtv material available with online components.
# the recently launched jtv live, a performance strand featuring the latest and hottest Australian musical talent doing one-hour sets for television, recorded with a live audience.

read more or visit http://www.afc.gov.au/Funding/fd/docos/fund_75.aspx for more details and to download the application form

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