Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference


Tura New Music and WAAPA@ECU invite proposals for formal papers, lecture-performances, artist talks, master-classes, and panels of three or four papers for


Perth, Western Australia, 16 – 18 September 2011

Keynote Speaker: Marina Rosenfeld

The THNMF Conference, held as part of The 10th Totally Huge New Music Festival, is a forum for artists from diverse areas of practice, along with critics, commentators and academics, to discuss the ideas which underline contemporary new music and sound art—the histories, methods, theories, approaches, techniques and dreams which make up the modern world of music and sound arts.

The THNMF conference is a fully DEST refereed conference that offers opportunities for presentations of refereed and non refereed papers, performances, demonstrations and workshops held over two days, and there is the opportunity for publication in the conference proceedings, Sound Scripts – published by Tura New Music

The Conference is presented by Tura New Music, in association with the Faculty of Education and Arts, Edith Cowan University, including the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Conference Topics and Themes:


The inexorably slippery nature of contemporary culture and postmodern phenomena, such as the deconstruction of identity and distrust in metanarrative, arguably squeeze the individual into reliance only upon the present moment. All music emerges (and dissipates) in the moment, drawing on the immanent "a-subjective pre-reflexive consciousness" defined by Deleuze in his Pure Immanence: Essays on A Life (2001). The 2011 THNMF Conference has Immanence as its inspirational theme.

The 2011 Totally Huge New Music Conference is inclusive and devised to appeal to practitioners and academics, audiences and artists. As such, the Conference Convenors welcome proposals involving any aspect of new music, sound art, sound in the media arts, and the study of auditory culture and environments in relation to the arts. We are specifically seeking papers and sessions addressing new music, musicology and sonic practices in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

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