The Great Music Debate: THAT EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC IS BORING
- Date: Friday, 8 July 2011, 6:30pm
- Venue: Serial Space — 33 Wellington St, Chippendale, NSW
- Tickets: $7
The 5th instalment in Serial Space's Great Debate Series will tackle one of history's most frequently thought, but least uttered statements:
THAT EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC IS BORING
This debate will force us to confront what we've all long suspected.
This debate is for everyone who's been to a gig where a guy is rubbing a balloon, someone else is playing their horn from the wrong end, before someone else apparently checks their emails for half an hour.
This debate is for everyone who has been to a gig and thought to themselves..."this is boring".
Is improvisation an exploration of the present, or heinous communal masturbation? Is experimental music a field rich with ideas and iconoclasts, or a repository of privileged, untalented fogeys? Is boredom the last refuge of the unimaginative, or the logical end point of centuries of musical evolution? Is noise a visceral glimpse of the void from whence we came, or amplified diarrhoea?
Come to Serial Space and witness a titanic clash, as our brightest thinkers and fastest talkers tear each other to shreds over some of the most [least] consequential issues of our time and our space.
Affirmative Team: Tom Ellard, Daniel Green & Eliza Sarlos
Negative Team: Ben Byrne, Gail Priest & Jim Denley
Host: Pia Van Gelder
With special performances by: Kusum Normoyle, Lucas Abela & Potato Masta & pumping tracks from DJ Hot Balls!
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