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7 October 2009

Creative Explosion in the West

Michael Atherton's work <em>Patina</em> for clarinet and percussion will be premiered during the Creative Explosion festival Image: Michael Atherton's work Patina for clarinet and percussion will be premiered during the Creative Explosion festival  

Greater Western Sydney is home to more than 100 nationalities. In October, the University of Western Sydney gives the diverse communities of the area the opportunity to celebrate their musical and cultural traditions with an intercultural creative arts festival that draws its inspiration from Korean, Philippine, Japanese, Iranian and Macedonian traditions. 'Creative Explosion in the West' will take place at the UWS Penrith campus on 14-16 and 21-23 October, sponsored by the UWS School of Communication Art.

Creative Explosion in the West will feature academic forums and workshops, film demonstrations, improvised music sessions, and performances by professional musicians and filmmakers, including UWS staff and students. Forums and concerts are all free but registrations are advised - for more information, see the festival website.

Highlights of the festival will include the 'New Minds' concert on 15 October, in which six doctoral and honours students have their work performed by Ensemble Offspring. The ensemble's main concert 'East and West Confluences' on 22 October will feature world premieres by Garth Paine, Ian Stevenson, Michael Atherton, Diana Blom, Damien Ricketson, Bruce Crossman and John Encarnacao.

Further links

Creative Explosion in the West website (www.uws.edu.au/creativeexplosion)
Creative Explosion 1: New Minds concert - AMC Calendar
Creative Explosion 2: East and West Confluences concert - AMC Calendar

The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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