Wednesday the 8th of March 2017, 1:00pm
Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
The first 'Behind the Music' event for 2017 features Dr John Ferguson exploring new relations for the live musician. The Behind the Music series is curated by the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre and offers a rare glimpse into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works by leading musicians who share their perspectives on making music.
This event will explore some of the tensions that emerge when any form of technology is placed 'on-stage' in the vicinity of what one might, or might not, choose to recognise as a 'live musician'. Both commercial and bespoke electronic/post-digital instruments will be at the foreground of this event, with a number of short live works presented.
Head of Music Technology at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Dr John Ferguson, is a post-digital electronic musician and wizard with a hot glue gun. Prior to his appointment at Queensland Conservatorium, John was a visiting a visiting assistant professor at Brown University (USA) and lecturer at Kingston University (UK). John has performed at the Borealis Festival for Contemporary Music in Bergen, Open Studio at STEIM in Amsterdam and Club Transmediale in Berlin.