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Arts and Cultural events
 May 2017
Friday 12
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : The Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Now in their 10th year, the Winthrop Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bannan perform in this free Lunchtime Concert.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Square Kilometre Array and How it Will Work : Public Talk with Kevin Vincen Website | More Information
Kevin Vinsen is helping solve the extraordinary computational challenges facing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). A Senior Research Fellow with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Vincen is a computational astronomy polymath - expert in numerous coding languages, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, high performance computing, data intensive astronomy, data mining, business analysis, games development, and command and control systems.

The data requirements for the SKA are astronomical, quite literally. When complete, the amount of data flowing from the SKA’s 10s of thousands of antennae will be measured in exabytes per day. Just one exabyte contains as much information as 2,000,000 Bluray Disks, a stack of 12km high each day.

Vincen enjoys talking about his passion for big science projects and speaks often at schools, community groups and for industry audiences. When he’s not dealing with super computers Kevin works on on a citizen science project called the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey (POGS), a part of the SkyNet initiative. Using the collective processing power of home computers POGS is helping astronomers and astrophysicists to calculate the spectral energy distributions from optical infra-red and ultraviolet images to produce the first public catalog of its kind. This will require 10’s of millions of CPU hours to calculate and 100’s of TBytes of storage.

Vincen considers himself one of the luckiest astronomy geeks on the planet. He is paid to do what he loves - astronomy and computing with some of the biggest baddest computers on the planet. No wonder he is always smiling.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - [email protected] : New Studies for Piano: Nicholas Bannan Website | More Information
Now in its third season, [email protected] is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

This week, Dr Nicolas Bannan introduces New Studies for Piano.

The twelve studies that will be introduced at this session were originally piano improvisation that were employed in the classroom to encourage discrimination between the different musical intervals within the octave. Their presentation at this session by Graeme Gilling, Gaby Gunders and Adam Pinto will be prefaced by an illustration of their pedagogical potential both as material to aid discrimination in listening, and as technical studies for the young pianist.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Voice! Salon Series : Frauenliebe und -leben Website | More Information
In a collaboration of performance and research, Head of Vocal Studies Andrew Foote leads staff and students, in presenting a series of intimate and cozy salon style performances to delight every concertgoer.

In a collaboration between Music and German Studies, UWA students and their mentors will explore Schumann’s Romantic song cycle.

Tickets Standard $20 Concession $18 Friends of UWA School of Music $15 trybooking.com/OWZH
Wednesday 17
11:00 - EXHIBITION - WAMSS Photographic Exhibition More Information
Experience the art of medicine at this exhibition of photography from the WA Medical Students’ Society. See photographs highlighting important global health and sociocultural issues, taken by UWA medical students who have sought out unique opportunities in far-flung places.

17:30 - LECTURE - UWA School of Music Presents : Music - Food for the Brain Website | More Information
“I wish I still played” is a chorus oft heard by those who make music. But recent scientific evidence has demonstrated that you take your music experience with you for your entire life. From a better connected brain, better numeracy and literacy, and increased physical development, we now know that music is one of the best activities you can undertake. Come and hear about the astounding superfood – music!
Friday 19
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : Intercurrent Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Darkened Descent by Intercurrent

Ashley Smith (clarinets), Louise Devenish (percussion) and Emily Green-Armytage (piano) with guest Adam Tan (percussion).

Darkened Descent explores the ominous yet pensive combination of bass clarinet, percussion and piano as handled by composers on opposite sides of the globe. The warm earthy blends of John Luther Adams are set against the music of award-winning Western Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, including the new work Intercurrent commissioned for this program.

An immersive listening experience like no other.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - [email protected] : Jonathan Fitzgerald: Guitar Masterclass Website | More Information
Now in its third season, [email protected] is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

Entry is free, no bookings required
Monday 22
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Main Stage : Sensation Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2017 four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts will feature Western Australia’s finest young musicians.

The exceptional ability of our young emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. To complete the program the UWA Symphony Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Symphonic Chorus of UWA and talented school choristers to present Stravinsky’s masterpiece Symphony of Psalms.

VOSE Memorial Prize Finalists Nielson Concerto for Flute and Orchestra - Megan Barbetti (Flute) Abe Prism Rhapsody - Jet Kye Chong (Marimba) Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 - Jeremy Garside (Cello)

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Tickets Standard $25 Concession $20 Friends of UWA School of Music $18

Website Bookings: www.perthconcerthall.com.au Phone Bookings: Perth Concert Hall Box Office 9231 9999 In Person: Perth Concert Hall Box Office Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 24
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow - Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour (Session 1) Website | More Information
Slow your day down by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise, where you focus on your breathing, in this tour you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion.

You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.
Friday 26
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Guitar Studio Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, the UWA Guitar Studio perform a selection of works for solo, duo and ensemble in this intimate free concert.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - John Public As We See Him: Returning Authoritative Perspectives on “Midgets”, Science and Depression-era Show Audiences : Public Talk with Guy Kirkwood Website | More Information
Buddie Thompson, a self-described ‘midget’ with a penchant for studying his fellow human beings (both ‘little’ and ‘big’), navigated complex and competing conceptualisations of what being short-statured signified in the Depression-era United States. In these years the American ‘Freak Show’ no longer held the same widespread popular appeal it had had prior to the beginning of the century, while the discourses of medical science, reflecting the height of the eugenics movement as well as recent developments in the new field of endocrinology, intersected to make for particularly dangerous ground for those with ‘extraordinary bodies’. Thompson, and other ‘little people’ had career options which expanded beyond the increasingly moralised ‘freak show’, to traveling ‘midget troupes’, ‘Liliputian’ operatic companies, and miniature sized ‘midget city’ exhibits at World’s Fairs, but these involved no less fraught performative styles of self-representation.

By closely analysing Buddie Thompson’s insider account of little person show performers, As I Know Them: A Midget’s Story of Show People, self-published in 1936, I will examine how Thompson developed a unique and authoritative perspective which engaged in the complex and competing discourses of both popular culture and medical science. Thompson specifically rejected the social authority of medical physicians and their advice on new experimental hormone treatments, but only by professing to a superior scientific knowledge of the functioning of ‘glands of internal secretion’. He also rejected popular and offensive ‘outsider’ accounts of ‘midget’ show life offered by journalists which traded in obscenity and perverse interest, while nonetheless retaining countless anecdotes which played upon stereotypes of prodigious (but nonetheless ‘healthy’) male midget sexuality. Most importantly, Thompson devoted large parts of his narrative to returning gaze upon ‘John Public’ himself/herself, making his audience and readers the target of a close sociological and psychological study typically reserved for those with supposedly pathological or non-normative bodies. While Thompson lived until 1968, his relatively short show career, which appears to have finished before the end of the 1930s but included involvement in important historical moments like the Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair, spoke to the increasingly difficulties of self-exhibition for small-statured people as a potentially empowering and profitable occupation supplanted and specifically rejected by the more recognisable minority-modelled organisations such as the Little People of America.

Guy Kirkwood is a PhD student at The University of Western Australia whose research focuses on late 19th and early 20th century American 'freak shows'. His working thesis aims to locate the perspectives and performance strategies of specific individuals within different historical and cultural moments, as well as within distinct regimes of normalisation. He has also taught some second and third year units at UWA, focusing broadly on African American history, as well as American colonialism. Guy hopes to finish his PhD at the end of the year and to have the opportunity to pursue future projects in the 'sideshow' of academia.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - [email protected] : Student Takeover: Mostly Marimba (Pinata Percussion) Website | More Information
Now in its third season, [email protected] is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses.

This week, UWA's talented Percussion students present a celebration of tuned percussion music. This showcase of marimba repertoire, techniques and approaches will feature works by Keiko Abe, George Hamilton Green, Ross Edwards, Eric Sammut, Samuel Barber and more.

Entry is free, no bookings required.
Monday 29
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents: Enrich! : World Percussion Carnival Website | More Information
The School of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduates studying at UWA. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

In the World Percussion Carnival, Head of Percussion Louise Devenish will lead 3 ensembles in a lively performance of traditional Zimbabwean, Zulu and West African music!

Come and hear part of the wealth of musical talent on campus!

Tickets (available at the door): $10 Standard | $5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)
Wednesday 31
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow - Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour (Session 2) Website | More Information
Slow your day down by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise, where you focus on your breathing, in this tour you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion.

You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents: Enrich! : Rhythm & Beats Website | More Information
The School of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduates studying at UWA. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Rhythm & Beats will feature the Latin/Junk Percussion Ensemble, performing traditional pieces such as a Samba Batucada alongside new sounds of AfroJunk.

The concert will also feature Al On Quintet, a student led ensemble, who will present a program entitled Persian Art Music in Perspective.

Come and hear part of the wealth of musical talent on campus!

Tickets (available at the door): $10 Standard | $5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)

 June 2017
Thursday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Contemporary Photography Panel Presentation Website | More Information
Contemporary photography spans a huge range of disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism, archival documentation and much more.

Discussing everything from risk-taking in photojournalism, to creative conceptual installations that are studio based, photographers Claire Martin, Graham Miller, Kevin Ballantine, and curator Chelsea Hopper will address current issues in contemporary photography.
Friday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Vocal Consort Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Under the leadership of Helpmann Award winner and Head of Vocal Studies Andrew Foote, see these young emerging artist perform works for vocal ensemble.

Entry is free, no bookings required.
Saturday 03
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Art and Alzheimers Tour : For visitors living with Alzheimers Website | More Information
Join us for an engaging tour of the new photography exhibitions, Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986 – 2001 and HERE&NOW17: New Photography, designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories. Refreshments provided.
Monday 05
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents : Piano Possibilities Website | More Information
Join talented UWA Piano Students as they perform all your favourite repertoire under the guidance of Head of Keyboard Studies Graeme Gilling.

Tickets $10 Standard $5 Concessions Available at the door

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