After a successful 2013 series, More Talk, Less Action returns in 2014 to explore the issues and taboos relevant to experimental and cutting edge music. Each event features a panel discussion with audience participation along with performances relevant to the discussion topic.
Thursday 7 August 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entryComposition is Dead: writing music in the 21st century
Cat Hope, Ross Bencina, Warren Burt (with Callum G’Froerer and Cathexis performing works by Hope)
West Space, Level 1, 225 Bourke street, Melbourne.
The twentieth century saw a series of musical upheavals, from modernism and atonality to chance composition, electronic music and rock’n'roll. The status of ‘composer’ has been continuously challenged, discarded and re-imagined. Our panelists work has addressed the ‘composer problem’ in the 21st Century, employing strategies as varied as graphic/generative scores, the revolutionary Audio Mulch software, and the use of pre-existing formats (such as DNA mapping) as compositional material. Callum G’Froerer and Cathexis will perform scores composed by Cat Hope.