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Vivid Sydney: Indie Classics


Vivid Sydney: Indie Classics

  • Date: Sunday, 12 June 2016, 12pm
  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art — George Street, The Rocks, NSW
  • Tickets: From $14 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

In Association with Vivid Ideas

Do you enjoy fine music with a drink in hand or in a hall with excellent acoustics? What will classical and art music look like in the future? Embraced by many, or the preserve of a few?

With support from APRA AMCOS, we continue our exploration of the future of classical music in partnership with Vivid Ideas, exploring new ground, and sharing ideas and practice. Our expert panel examines the art of the independents, how companies and the classical ecosystem works, and artform and audience trends. We look at future directions, challenges and opportunities; explore innovation in audience creation and connection, and inventive programming. We provide an overview of the new wave of global independent classical activity to act as a catalyst for ideas and exchange.

A hypothetical with special guests will brainstorm ways to engage the under thirty-five audience, and our producer panellists will explain what they seek in their programs and for their audiences.

Panelists include:

Panel Chair and Moderator – Nicole Canham, Artist, Researcher, Music Australia Councillor
Drew Crawford, composer, producer, arranger, songwriter and educator
Sophie Lieberman, Head of Programs, Sydney Living Museums
Greg Sandow (International guest), Classical music commentator &  consultant
Claire Edwardes , Artistic Director Ensemble Offspring, award winning percussionist
+ more to be announced.

Session outline:

This session looks at how our classical music ecosystem operates and compares globally, with a focus on independents and the small to medium sector. We discuss the importance of supporting the whole ecosystem, how each part contributes, where gaps exist, and how we can encourage better support

On the producing side we look at key issues such as fostering entrepreneurialism, imaginative programming, reinventing formats, and relevance to contemporary culture

Moving to audiences we explore data and trends, seek to understand ways to connect with contemporary audiences, and share examples of a new wave of global independent activity

We then invite short two minute presentations from our special guests: how they would or do approach the unique opportunity – and challenge – of attracting the under thirty-fives

Panelists will respond to these from their perspectives as festival and venue presenters

The seminar will conclude with a roundup of final reflections from each panelist.

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Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9931 1111 or by email to vivid.info@dnsw.com.au

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