Sound Art Resources

Here is a collection of links to resources that may be of use or interest to Australian sound artists. This is a new page and more links and info will be added soon. Email esp at anat.org to suggest a link.

DATABASES

Artabase
http://artabase.net/
A Beta Social Networking website for the arts that lets you know what’s going on in galleries around the world, and then stores this information in a growing archive of art history.

Australia Adlib
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/adlib/
An archived interactive guide to the wild, the weird and the vernacular in Australian music.

Australian Music Online
http://www.amo.org.au
A web-based initiative that aimed to advance the marketing and promotion of new Australian contemporary music, across a diverse range of genres, both nationally and internationally.

The Australian Sound Design Project
http://www.sounddesign.unimelb.edu.au/
Nationwide database and web site of Australian sound designs

Clatterbox
http://www.clatterbox.net.au/
Promotes the creators and players of new and unique musical instruments.

Crawl
http://crawl.net.au/
An online news resource for Artist Run Initiatives around Australia.

Music Australia
http://www.musicaustralia.org/
Find, access and navigate a rich store of information on Australian music, musicians, organisations and services

National Film & Sound Archive
http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/
Australia’s audiovisual archive

EVENTS

audiopollen social club
http://www.electrofringe.net/
A festival of experimental electronic arts and culture dedicated to skills development and artistic exchange.

Liquid Architecture (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney)
http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au/
Liquid Architecture is a sense specific festival, as opposed to art form specific. It celebrates the diverse methods of sound making and sound theory.

On Edge Festival
http://www.bonemap.com/
Cairns based media arts, sound and performance festival held each july

Open Frame
http://www.room40.org/events.shtml
annual room40 festival

Sound Summit
http://www.musicnsw.com/soundsummit/
Gives electronic and hip hop musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, interact and argue in front of an audience of like minded peers.

the NOW now (Sydney)
http://thenownow.net/
Festival and series of spontaneous music and experimental film.

Totally Huge New Music Festival (Perth)
http://www.tura.com.au/events/totallyhuge/
A massive exploration of New Music and sound art, the Totally Huge New Music Festival features hundreds of musicians from Western Australia and around the world.

FUNDING

The Australia Council
http://www.ozco.gov.au/
The Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

Sound Travellers
http://soundtravellers.wordpress.com/
A two year project to facilitate and promote the national touring of sound art/electronica, improvised jazz and contemporary classical music.

ORGANISATIONS

ACMA
http://www.acma.asn.au/
The Australasian Computer Music Association provides a forum for new compositions, information sharing, and research about music technology and computer music, principally throughout Australia and New Zealand.

ANAT
http://www.anat.org.au/
The Australian Network for Art and Technology creates connections and collaborations across art, culture, science and technology.

Australian Music Centre
http://www.amcoz.com.au/
The AMC is dedicated to increasing the profile and sustainability of Australian composers and other creative artists.

Clan Analogue
http://www.clananalogue.org/
Australian electronic music collective.

Music Council of Australia (MCA)
http://www.mca.org.au/
MCA serves many roles providing information and publications, coordinating research, advocacy and projects to advance music in Australia.

ROOM40
http://www.room40.org/
Independent Australian record label.

TURA
http://www.tura.com.au/
Based in Perth Tura New Music is to provide vital support to emerging and accomplished New Music composers, performers, organisations and audiences through the production, presentation and promotion of New Music events, and through establishing and maintaining a New Music Resource Centre as a focal point for information and advocacy.

PUBLICATIONS

b:a b;a
http://tura.com.au/
Fortnightly e-newsletter produced by Tura in WA. To subscribe follow the links on their website.

Cyclic Defrost
http://www.cyclicdefrost.com/
Covers independent electronic music, avant-rock, experimental sound art and leftfield hip hop.

Loop Magazine
http://www.rougemedia.com.au/
A free independent music & visual arts street/online zine based in Sydney, Australia.

IMC Music World News
http://www.mca.org.au/index.php?id=96
The weekly music news bulletin of the International Music Council

RealTime
http://www.realtimearts.net/
Australia’s critical guide to international contemporary arts.

Resonate
http://www.resonatemagazine.com.au/
Australia’s only specialist online magazine devoted specifically to Australian composers, sound artists and their art form.

BLOGS & LISTINGS

Experimental Melbourne
http://exp-melb.blogspot.com
News about impending experimental music gigs, releases, news and discussion in Melbourne.

filter
http://www.aliak.com/
Australian & Global electronic music, arts, news, events, project listings & links, and even some blogs

Furtivity
http://furtivity.wordpress.com/
Secret Sydney and surrounds.

SPRACI
http://www.spraci.com/
Event listings.

EMAIL LISTS

acma-l
http://list.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/acma-l
Email list of the Australasian Computer Music Association.

aus_emusic
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aus_emusic/
Information and discussion of issues relating to electronic music in Australia. **Now defunct, but remains here so such initiatives are not forgotten.

aus_noise
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/aus_noise/
A discussion group to foster a community dedicated to experimental music and sound art in Australia.