ACMC is the annual gathering of the Australasian Computer Music Association, a place to show and discuss research and artistic progress in computer/electronic music. ACMC is a festival of performances, installations, workshops, and tutorials that will inspire, challenge, and showcase our community. Visit the conference’s official site here. This special event is a collaboration with the Australian Institute of Music.
This year’s ACMC theme is connections. We want to connect the diverse range of people who contribute to Australia’s computer/electronic music culture, including and especially artists and scholars who are gender diverse, young/emerging, from regional/remote areas, who have a disability, who are First Nations People, who have low/no income, who are engaged in community music making, or who simply work outside of academia and mainstream institutions.
ACMC will take place on the 26th and 27th of August and will be accessible exclusively online. A full two-day program of sessions will be available to view from anywhere in the world. Attendance for AIM staff and students is free. Get tickets here.
Keynote Speaker: DRMNGNOW
Through his boundary-breaking musical project DRMNGNOW, ACMC keynote speaker Neil Morris explores his ancestral connection to country and Indigenous identity past, present and future with a unique sound that draws on hip hop, soul and adventurous electronic music to share some of Australia’s most crucial untold stories. Watch DRMNGNOW’s “Survive” music video below.
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Belle Reid
Sarah Belle Reid is a performer-composer who plays trumpet, modular synthesizer, and an ever-growing collection of handcrafted electronic instruments. Her unique musical voice explores the intersections between contemporary classical music, experimental and interactive electronics, visual arts, noise music, and improvisation. Often praised for her ability to transport audience members through vivid sonic adventures, Reid’s sonic palette has been described as ranging from “graceful” and “danceable” all the way to “silk-falling-through-space,” and “pit-full-of-centipedes” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her debut album for trumpet and interactive electronics, “Underneath and Sonder,” was released on pfMENTUM in October, 2019.