[Rumori] [Sydney] Terre Thaemlitz Lecture at UTS, Wednesday June 9

shannon o'neill alias at aliasfrequencies.org
Sun Jun 6 23:13:29 PDT 2004


2pm, Wednesday June 9
Lecture Theatre 3.510
Level 5, Building 3 ('Bon Marche', cnr Harris St & Broadway)
University of Technology, Sydney
Free - All welcome!

Terre Thaemlitz (USA/Japan) is an award winning multi-media producer, 
writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the 
Comatonse Recordings record label. For the better part of a decade, Terre 
Thaemlitz has been at the beating heart of electro-acoustic and computer 
based musics, completing a role as one of the central figures of the 
ambient scene of the mid-nineties.

His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including 
gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing 
critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This 
diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz' wide range of production 
styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club oriented deep 
house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer composed neo-expressionist piano 

As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist transgenderism and 
Queer theory, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout 
Europe and Japan, as well as held numerous cross-cultural sensitivity 
workshops at Tokyo's Uplink Factory, near his current residence in 
Kawasaki, Japan.

At UTS, Terre Thaemlitz will be speaking on the subject of gender and 
sexuality in contemporary electronic music:

  The concern of how to increase the number of women and transgendered people
  producing electronic music is like the question of how to increase
  women-produced pornography... there are some cultural spheres in which
  'equal representation' will never exist on a material level, and
  acknowledging this is not conceding to defeat. Within such a tangential and
  specialized field as Computer Music, is there a cultural need for more
  women and transgendered producers? Does academia and the music
  marketplace's liberal-minded need to 'include' and 'represent' such
  producers inspire or tokenize our activities? What practices have we
  developed outside of academia and the music marketplace? Given that most
  gender discussions are dominated by 'women's issues,' and that strategies
  of gender representation vastly differ between women and transgendered
  people, what aliances and frictions exist between women and transgendered
  producers? How is Computer Music a suitable medium for discussing any of
  these questions in the first place?

Presented by Media Arts and Production, Faculty of Humanities & Social 
Sciences, UTS.
Terre Thaemlitz is in Australia to present his Lovebomb performance.

Tour Dates:

Thursday June 10 - Disorientation - Sydney
Saturday June 12 - Fabrique, Brisbane Powerhouse - Brisbane
Friday June 18 - Kaleide Theatre, RMIT ­ Melbourne

Award winning multi-media producer, theorist, public speaker, educator and
DJ Terre Thaemlitz will debut Lovebomb - his latest multimedia performance
work and released on Mille Plateaux ­ in Australia this month.

Starting with an introductory explanation of the main theme, the Lovebomb
audio/video performance will conclude with audience questions and

Sydney show:
Thursday 10 June, 8pm. $10 donation.
Lanfranchi's Memorial Discotheque
2/144 Cleveland St Chippendale, Sydney
Supports: Pimmon, Donna Hewitt & Julian Knowles, Team Australia

Brisbane show:
Saturday 12 June, 9.30pm
Spark Bar
Brisbane Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts
119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland

Melbourne show:
Friday 18 June, 7pm.
Kaleide RMIT Union Theatre
360 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Tickets: $15/$12 + bf.  Pre-sales available from Synaesthesia.
t. 03 9663 3551
A limited number of tickets will be available on the night.
Supports: Antediluvian Rocking Horse with visuals by Emile Zile.

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