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LoveBomb : TERRE THAEMLITZ Lectures and Performances around Aus

TERRE THAEMLITZ LECTURE AT UTS

2pm, Wednesday June 9
Lecture Theatre 3.510
Level 5, Building 3 ('Bon Marche', cnr Harris St & Broadway)
University of Technology, Sydney
Free - All welcome!

Terre Thaemlitz (USA/Japan) is an award winning multi-media producer,
writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the
Comatonse Recordings record label. For the better part of a decade, Terre
Thaemlitz has been at the beating heart of electro-acoustic and computer
based musics, completing a role as one of the central figures of the
ambient scene of the mid-nineties.

His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including
gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing
critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This
diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz' wide range of production
styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club oriented deep
house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer composed neo-expressionist piano
solos.

As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist transgenderism and
Queer theory, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout
Europe and Japan, as well as held numerous cross-cultural sensitivity
workshops at Tokyo's Uplink Factory, near his current residence in
Kawasaki, Japan.

At UTS, Terre Thaemlitz will be speaking on the subject of gender and
sexuality in contemporary electronic music:

The concern of how to increase the number of women and transgendered people
producing electronic music is like the question of how to increase
women-produced pornography... there are some cultural spheres in which
'equal representation' will never exist on a material level, and
acknowledging this is not conceding to defeat. Within such a tangential and
specialized field as Computer Music, is there a cultural need for more
women and transgendered producers? Does academia and the music
marketplace's liberal-minded need to 'include' and 'represent' such
producers inspire or tokenize our activities? What practices have we
developed outside of academia and the music marketplace? Given that most
gender discussions are dominated by 'women's issues,' and that strategies
of gender representation vastly differ between women and transgendered
people, what aliances and frictions exist between women and transgendered
producers? How is Computer Music a suitable medium for discussing any of
these questions in the first place?

Presented by Media Arts and Production, Faculty of Humanities & Social
Sciences, UTS.

Terre Thaemlitz is in Australia to present his Lovebomb performance

Tour Dates:

Thursday June 10 - Disorientation - Sydney
Saturday June 12 - Fabrique, Brisbane Powerhouse - Brisbane
Friday June 18 - Kaleide Theatre, RMIT