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SoundLab Channel Australian Call for Works

This is a nationwide call for works for Australian sound artists to contribute to SoundLab Channel Edition III. SoundLab Channel was launched as part of [R][R][F]2005--->XP in the Biennale of Electronic Art Perth 2004 www.beap.org. SoundLab Channel is an Internet sound gallery hosted in Cologne. As part of [R][R][F]2005--->XP SoundLab Channel will participate in all future presentations of [R][R][F]2005--->XP in virtual and physical space. Deadline 13 June, 2005. read more for details or visit http://www.nmartproject.net

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Music For Film : cults classics curios

Compiled, produced and mixed by Groovescooter in collaboration with the Sonic Arcana label, comes the first ever companion CD for the Sydney Film Festival - now in it's 52nd year. This is unlike any soundtrack compendium you've heard before. A seamless journey through various moods and styles, it's more like the eclectic 'Back To Mine' series, than those heavily orchestrated, emotionally manipulative soundtrack collections of yesteryear. Subtitled 'cults classics curios', the album traverses almost four decades of Australian film music; from the most up-to-date post-rock and electronic producers (Decoder Ring and Severed Heads) to the long overlooked vice-funk of cult-classic 'The Box' alongside masters like the late Brian May ('Mad Max'). As for curios, there are plenty, but how about the soundtrack that was originally commissioned for pioneering gritty Aus-Hellinic film 'Head On' starring Alex Dimitriades and Paul Capsis? The version here wasn't used in the film's final cut after Melbourne shlock-horror filmmaker, composer and author Philip Brophy was replaced by Ollie Olsen (Psy-harmonics / Max Q). read more for further details or visit http://www.groovescooter.com

Black Lung - the coming dark age CD [New Release] Psy-Harmonics

David Thrussell's BLACK LUNG serves up a dash of global consciousness for the postmodern world via his beat laden electronic/industrial soundscape released on Psy-Harmonics. read more or visit http://www.psy-harmonics.com.au for further details

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Liquid Architecture 6 - call for submissions

The Feedback Sessions. Liquid Architecture continues its tradition of providing opportunities for emerging sound artists. For the forthcoming sixth annual Liquid Architecture, the festival presents the Feedback Sessions. The Feedback Sessions are designed to give unpublished and unsigned artists an opportunity to play their work and have it discussed in a public forum with the festival audience. Four, one-hour sessions will be assigned to selected artists to present and discuss their work in the format they choose. The Feedback Sessions are scheduled to take place at the North Melbourne Town Hall over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of July 2005. read more for details or visit http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au

Song Competition

AuStrALiA's DeADliEst tALent qUeSt.....
"Cyanide Idol" is open to any original song or spoken word about issues relating to cyanide-leach mining and Lake Cowal. (this can include topics such as dangers of mining, corporate greed, theft of Indigenous land, protection of water ways, impact of mining on communities...). there's stacks of prizes to be won- movie ticktets, cds, gift vouchers and more. Plus all entries get to go on the CD. All styles of music welcome. For more information on the issues and for inspiration check out the website www.savelakecowal.org

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JJJ looking for paid part-time arts reporters

The Program and triple j have joined forces and are calling across the country for all young folk, 25 and under, with some previous radio/ media experience, to join the J Arts Crew and become a paid part-time Arts Reporter! A reporter will be appointed from each State and Territory, to be mentored by a producer at triple j. Once appointed reporters will come together to undergo intensive broadcast training before being sent out to taste-test the arts far and wide. visit http://www.theprogram.net.au/jArtsCrewECard/ for more details

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The Australia Institute - research for future change

The Australia Institute is an independent public policy research centre funded by grants from philanthropic trusts, memberships and commissioned research. Those involved in the Institute have each, from different viewpoints, been concerned about the impact on Australian society of the priority given to a narrow definition of economic efficiency over community, environmental and ethical considerations in public and private decision making. A better balance is urgently needed. Visit their site @ http://www.tai.org.au/ for more information

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Young Women's Recruitment, Retention and Leadership study

The WomenSpeak Network is currently working on a research project called 'Young Women's Recruitment, Retention and Leadership: lessons learned from the women's movement.' The overall aim of the policy research is to establish broadly young women's involvement and perceptions of their involvement in women's organisations; to find out whether organisations are actively involved in the recruitment, retention and promotion of young women's into leadership positions; in line with the goals of the WomenSpeak Network reflect on how effective young women's participation, networking and diversity is within the organisations. The surveys are available on-line at: http://www.ywca.org.au/survey_2.htm (young women's survey) and http://www.ywca.org.au/survey_1.htm (women's & community organisations survey). read more for further details

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ABC calling for digital video art for ABC digital channel

ABC New Media and Digital services is looking to acquire video art under five minutes in duration for screening on our new digital channel ABC2 and broadband website. ABC2 recognises video art as a dynamic art form and Australia as a leader in new media arts. Our role as a national broadcaster enables us to showcase this to a diverse audience. License fees will be offered for selected works. ABC2 features a broad range of new and time-shifted ABC programming - children's, regional, arts, public policy, social commentary, international news, music and information. It's a complementary service offering another chance to see programs from the main channel. New content for ABC2 and the ABC Broadband Channel is mostly short, interstitial content such as animations, music videos and kids programs. Read more for details on how to submit or visit http://abc.net.au/abc2 and http://abc.net.au/broadband

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