The Totally Huge New Music Festival spans the spectrum from ring
tones to sludge-doom rock, writes Victoria Laurie
CAT Hope is acutely aware that the music students she teaches
have grown up watching music as keenly as they listen to it.
"They are the MTV generation," she explains. "They've watched
music with images most of their lives and when they go to a
concert they very rarely just sit there listening to the band.
There are usually video clips; they almost demand it.
"So what interests me is whether that visual aspect changes the
way we hear music."
Hope, an electronic music composer who is also head of
composition at the Western Australian ...