Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address

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A key moment in Australia’s contemporary art music calendar, the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address ignites conversations around contemporary art music, connecting the country’s new music and broader arts communities.

In 2018, the address is given by composer, sound artist and musician Professor Cat Hope, Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University.

Recent data overwhelmingly points to inherent problems in the Australian music industry, demonstrating that women and non-binary individuals do not experience the same access to opportunities as men working as music creators. The same data also tells us that many practitioners do not believe such problems exist, despite evidence to the contrary. In the 2018 Address, Hope will examine the current situation for music creators in Australia by bringing together some current debates and proposing appropriate actions to improve inclusion and opportunity for all people.

The 2018 Address will also feature the premiere of a new work composed by Dobromila Jaskot (WA) and Cat Hope (VIC) for voice and electronics, performed by Karina Utomo (VIC).

Following the Address audience members are invited to partake in a complimentary drink in the Ground Floor Foyer.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with New Music Network