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Douglas Kahn National Lecture Tour


Throughout October and November 2009 Douglas Kahn toured Australia as part of ANAT's Embracing Sound program in partnership with the Art Monthly Australia (AMA)'s Occasional Lecture Series.

This lecture tour gave Australia’s visual, music, film and performing arts industries the opportunity to directly engage with Kahn, one of the most significant sound arts theorists in the past 25 years.

In conjunction with the lecture series, ANAT and AMA published the Arts of Sound AMA special issue, featuring an online accompaniment Filter, and a DVD curated by Douglas Khan that featured: New Commissioned Works Encounter With the Halo Field ­ - Joyce Hinterding and David Haines Five Creation Myths ­- Robin Fox Make Me a Tree ­ - Paul Carter Insect Woman ­ - Phillip Samartzis Previously Published Works 13 x Pied Butcherbird Recordings - Hollis Taylor Beauty and Squeals for Cat - Alan Lamb Hypnogogics and Piano Solo live @ the Now Now Festival - Anthony Pateras December 13th and Offcuts - Severed Heads Mystic Eyes and La Cicatrice Interieure - Lisa McKinney Great Fences of Australia (DVD excerpt & Perimeter Fence of Communications Site) - Jon Rose & Hollis Taylor More Songs About Factories, Part 3 - Camilla Hannan Instance and Iland - Thembi Soddell Stolon Tonals - Dylan Martorell E-A-R-B-E-A-R-D - ­Earbeard live @ the Audio Pollen Social Club. 

A selection of these tracks was also made available online through Filter. The national lecture tour culminated in Melbourne, with Douglas Kahn featuring as one of the high calibre international presenters at the Super Human masterclass, and a keynote speaker at Re:live, the Third  International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

The National Tour Dates were: PERTH: 30-31ST October 2009 - Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference 2009 and Keynote Address. Presented by Tura New Music and the Music Research Group at Edith Cowan University. AMA Launch @ PICA. BRISBANE: 5-8th November 2009 - Lecture series, exhibition and screening program. Hosted by the State Library of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and OtherFIlm. CANBERRA; 17th November 2009 - Lecture. Hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive. SYDNEY: 19th November 2009 - Lecture. Hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art. MELBOURNE: 25-26th November 2009 - Super Human: Revolution of the Species masterclass presenter. Hosted by ANAT in association with ACMI. MELBOURNE: 27th November 2009 - Keynote address at Re:live Media Arts Histories Conference, and ANAT/AMA publication party for conference delegates. Hosted by ANAT, AMA, and Re:live Media Arts Histories Conference.

AMA/ANAT commissioned sound work, Make Me a Tree ­ by Paul Carter.

Make Me A Tree - Paul Carter, – via Vimeo 
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