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James Humberstone: Shakin' up the future of music


James Humberstone: Shakin' up the future of music

  • Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 6pm
  • Venue: Venue 505 — 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

Music has a profound effect on the developing mind – research is just scratching the surface on the extent of its benefits. So why do the majority of Australian schools lack specialist music teachers? Even where music is part of the curriculum, teachers often struggle to keep children enthused in music class. In this talk, James explains how music teachers can inspire more students through a deeper understanding of the sophistication of all musical cultures, even Taylor Swift.

James Humberstone is a lecturer in music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. With a background in music education, technology, and composition, his research outputs include traditional written works and composition as creative research. His 2016 activities to date include giving a talk called 'The Science of Dubstep' at TEDxOxford, performing his Australian National Maritime Museum installation 'Noise Husbandry' with new music group Ensemble Offspring, and a hip hop residency with Australian poetry slam champion Luka Lesson and Florida producer Jordan Thomas Mitchell, culminating in the production of Odysseus: Live, a cross-arts reinterpretation of Homer’s classic poem.

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