11 Nov WORLD FORUM ON MUSIC
THE 5TH IMC WORLD FORUM ON MUSIC
In November 2013, over 1,000 music professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world will descend upon South Bank, the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct. Musicians, producers, managers, administrators, festival directors, journalists, scholars, educators, facilitators, activists, policy makers and music lovers will discuss, plan, perform and experience the future of music on this planet.
The biennial IMC World Forum on Music is the continuation of IMC’s biennial conference held in conjunction with the General Assembly. The forum is a global knowledge-building platform on music and society in the 21st century and provides the opportunity for representatives from the public and private sectors, music managers, activists, scholars and practitioners to engage in high-level, cross-disciplinary debates and to design courses of action for the future. The forum launched in Los Angeles (2005), with following forums taking place in Beijing (2007), Tunis (2009), and Tallinn (2011). In 2011 participants from 59 nations attended.
The 5th World Forum on Music (WFM5) will present a wider-range of opportunities for music industry professionals and IMC members to engage with specialists from myriad fields to their endeavours.
Leah Barclay is presenting her latest installation Shifting Nature during WFM5 in IMERSD Studio at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Shifting Nature is a sound installation based on environmental field recordings from around the world. The work explores the value of listening in our current state of ecological crisis, weaving diverse collaborations and natural soundscapes into a dense and unpredictable sonic environment. Leah is also curating the 100 x John installation in collaboration with Ear to the Earth in New York and will be performing in Dot Enter, the official opening ceremony of the 5th World Forum on Music.
Registrations available on the WFM5 website – http://worldforumonmusic.org