this week at FOMM: music to your eyes

Stories through Sound
Nick Wales and Benjamin Speed

In the leadup to the Song Summit 2010 (June 19-21), Benjamin Speed of experimental duo The New Pollutants and Nick Wales of electro-symphonic outfit Coda talk about the new narrative functions of music.

With specific reference to The New Pollutants’ rescoring of Fritz Lang’s 1927 Sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis and Coda’s performances such as Vivid Sydney and Riverbeats Live, we ask:

– How does the non-verbal power of music help communicate narrative ideas?
– How is new musical technology altering the way we interact with media, art and entertainment?
– How is the rescore/remaster changing the notion of authorship in music and motion picture? And
– How is the live and multi-disciplinary element evolving the cinematic experience?

Special guests:
• Nick Wales – the Coda Collective
Twice ARIA nominated, Nick Wales and his musical collective consistently incorporate projected video works and performances as part of their show. Wales’ work spans Vivid Sydney’s Fire Water to short films Scary Therapy, Jailbirds, Breathe and TV series Monster Auditions.

• Benjamin Speed – The New Pollutants
Benjamin Speed received the Best Original Score award at the 2006 St Kilda Film Festival for the animated short Carnivore Reflux, was nominated for Best Music for The Cat Piano at the 2009 AGSC Awards and Annecy Animation Festival, has composed for feature film The Tumbler and docos A Northern Town and The Snowman, in competition at the 2010 Sydney Film Festival.

Time: 5-6pm
Date: Friday, June 4
Event: Friday On My Mind
Venue: AFTRS Theatre, Fox Entertainment Quarter

A free and thoroughly three dimensional AFTRS event bringing you face to face with the industry’s brightest thinkers.

Free entry. All welcome.

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