Archive for January, 2009

As director of music Paul Mason will play an important leadership role in the Australian music sector and within the Australia Council.

Paul previously established and managed the successful Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap), an initiative aimed at creating increased radio exposure for local music.  Established in 2000, Amrap works with both musicians and broadcasters providing a range of grants and services.

Paul has an extensive background in live music presentation, having programmed the music for venues such as the Harbourside Brasserie in Sydney and for events such as the Byron Bay Arts and Music Festival.

He has been on the board of Sydney radio station FBi 94.5 and was involved with successfully campaigning for the station’s 50% Australian music policy.

Paul has been a senior manager with the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and represented the organisation as a member of the Contemporary Music Working Group. More recently he has been working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a manager in the Technology and Distribution division.

In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship through the Australian Business and the Arts Foundation to undertake further study at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Paul has also been a board member of the Music Council of Australia and was President of Music NSW. He has also conducted research into the impact of local content regulations for the Music Council and has appeared at conferences as a speaker on this subject.

Special ES issue of Art Monthly Australia

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

In October and November 2009 Embracing Sound (ES) ANAT and Art Monthly Australia (AMA) will co-host internationally renowned sound arts theorist Douglas Kahn for a lecture tour and to guest edit an issue of AMA dedicated to critical dialogue surrounding the arts of sound. We also plan for this edition to include commissioned sound works for publication in either CD/DVD and/or web formats.

ES is calling for ‘Expressions of Interest’ (EOI) from writers and artists wishing to be considered for inclusion in the es/AMA publication.
•    Writers: please submit a 250-word proposal outlining article content.
•    Artists: please forward 1 CD/DVD or a weblink and a 250-word summary of your current practice.
•    You may express interest to be commissioned to both write and create works for the publication.
•    All submissions must include a 1 page CV detailing your writing and/or exhibition experience.

Please forward your EOI postmarked by Monday 19th January 2009 and addressed to:
Sarah Last, Program Manager,
Embracing Sound, ANAT,
PO Box 8029,
Station Arcade
South Australia 5000

Beat On: Australian Electronic Music

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Queensland Art Gallery presents Beat On: Australian Electronic Music, showcasing the current strength and diversity of Australian electronic music, a selection of cutting edge and award winning electronic music videos screening weekly as part of the Australia: Up Late Fridays.

Australia: Up Late cinema sessions will be free.

2 January – 20 February 2009