Event Soundworks
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 9 May 1986
Last Date 11 May 1986
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Soundworks festival was a multi-media project aimed at presenting the 'first comprehensive festival of the Australian literary, musical and performance avant-gardes. Sound, text and performance combined in 'recent experiments by composers,writers and artists..who combined these sources into radical alterations' of notation, narration and poetry. These were presented in curated three day programme that presented leading American poets and artists with Australian artists. Each day ran from 11am to 10 pm. Open public forums were scheduled for critical discussions.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Experimental
Poetry
Performance Art
Forum
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Nicholas Zurbrugg Curator
Ernie Althoff Performer
Charles Amirkhanian Performer
Ros Brandt Performer
Jas H. Duke Performer
Leigh Hobba Performer
Sarah Hopkins Performer
Derek Kreckler Performer
Mike Ladd Performer
Carol Law Performer
Chris Mann Performer
Collette Snowden Performer
Amanda Stewart Performer
Allan Vizents Performer
Ania Walwicz Performer
Larry Wendt Performer
Ellen Zweig Performer
Charles Amirkhanian Speaker
Ros Brandt Speaker
Graeme Davis Speaker
Jas H. Duke Speaker
Leigh Hobba Speaker
Sarah Hopkins Speaker
Derek Kreckler Speaker
Michael Ladd Speaker
Carol Law Speaker
Chris Mann Speaker
Andrew McLennan Speaker
Collette Snowden Speaker
Amanda Stewart Speaker
Allan Vizents Speaker
Peggy Wallach Speaker
Ania Walwicz Speaker
Nick Waterlow Speaker
Larry Wendt Speaker
Nicholas Zurbrugg Speaker
Ellen Zweig Speaker
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Opening Address: Language, Sound and Beyond by Nicholas Zurbrugg / Sound and Technology lecture by Larry Wendt / Forum: Poetry and the Use of the Word / Forum: The Nature of Originality in Soundwork / Forum: New Technology and New Practice / Forum: The Performance of Soundwork / plus live performances across four days.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure April- May 1986 program flyer, Performance Space
Performance Space Database
Mike Mullins Archives http://mikemullins.com.au
Event Identifier 80037