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Today's date is Saturday, September 19, 2020
Student Events
 May 2019
Friday 24
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Composition : The Morricone Project More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Ennio Morricone, (b.1928) is an Italian composer, who is most well-known for his film work, and in particular the genre known as ‘spaghetti western’. Working with director Sergio Leone, he scored The Good the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. He also wrote the music for Once Upon a time in America The Mission and The Hateful Eight.

The music from the spaghetti western period (the 1960s) demonstrates Morricone’s quirky orchestrations. Budget restrictions meant limited access to a full orchestra. Morricone turned to unconventional instruments (jew’s harp, whistling, electric guitar and cracking whips) to create strange sonic landscapes.

The Morricone Project gives our composition students the opportunity to re-imagine these works for a new ensemble and to collaborate with the musicians in the ensemble. The re-imaginations can included setting Morricone’s music against their own, changing the instrumentation, and/or focusing on one particular motive and exploring its possibilities.

The composers are:

Victor Arul – For a Few Dollars More

Oliver Broun – The Mission

Remal Festini – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Lydia Gardiner – The Man with the Harmonica

Free entry, no bookings required.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | Show Choir & Jazz Spectacular More Information
The vision of the UWA Conservatorium of Music is to enrich all lives with music. Through UWA’s broadening units, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in practical music-making as part of their degree.

Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Come and hear the wealth of musical talent on campus.

Under the direction of Tim How, the Show Choir, will be perform songs from Broadway hit Wicked. Whilst the UWA Jazz Ensemble and Advanced Jazz Group, led by Jess Herbert will perform staples of the Jazz repertoire. This fantastic concert is not to be missed!

Tickets: $5 (available at the door)
Monday 27
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Intercurrent: Walkman Antiquarian : Co-presented by Tura New Music More Information
Artists in residence Intercurrent present contemporary chamber music for piano, percussion, bass clarinet and electronics including Thomas Meadowcroft's Walkman Antiquarian, John Cage's Credo in US, a new work by Perth composer Olivia Davies and more.

Walkman Antiquarian challenges our concept of obsolescence, exploring creative possibilities in the intersection of new and old. Thomas Meadowcroft’s centrepiece work (of the same name) employs much-loved but increasingly historical technologies of sound playback the turntable and the walkman, while John Cage’s Credo in US prominently features the humble transistor radio. Against these are set a modern-day interpretation of 12th Century polyphonist Perotin’s Beata Viscera by Lachlan Skipworth, and a brand new work by West Australian composer Olivia Davies. Intercurrent’s renowned and fiery virtuosity promise a unique and stimulating musical adventure.

Tickets from $10

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 June 2019
Wednesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture Website | More Information
Each year The UWA Institute of Agriculture hosts a postgraduate showcase where some of UWA's top PhD students present their research in agriculture and related areas. Join us for an afternoon of fantastic talks from seven PhD students in the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, the UWA School of Molecular Sciences, and the UWA Law School, with an introduction by Prof Imelda Whelehan, Dean, Graduate Research School. Afternoon tea and refreshments provided.
Saturday 08
13:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! Day of Piano More Information
Join us for the annual Keyed Up! Day of Piano where you can learn tips and tricks of piano performance from some of Perth’s most experienced teachers and examiners. Why not ensure that every performance you give is one that you are proud of, whether that be for your University or School assessment, WACE practical or AMEB or other grade exams!

Led by UWA Head of Keyboard and Performance Studies, Graeme Gilling and supported by Perth’s finest pianists, teachers and performance specialists and ideally timed for those students undertaking ATAR Music and AMEB or other grade exams the Keyed Up! Day of Piano is an event not to be missed!

Register to perform and receive feedback from one of our expert panel in an informal workshop setting or just come along and observe students at your own level.

You’ll also have the opportunity to:

Hear performances by UWA Conservatorium of Music students

Explore the Conservatorium’s Historical Instrument collection with a guided session led by Dr Cecilia Sun The skills that you learn at the Keyed Up! Day of Piano will give you the confidence to excel in all your performance endeavours!

$10 Participants - $5 Parents accompanying students/Observers
Monday 10
12:00 - SEMINAR - Storing your research data : Learn about research data storage options at UWA Website | More Information
Are you storing your research data securely? Is it backed up regularly? Do you know what the minimum retention period is for the ongoing storage of your research data after your project is finished? This short 30 minute seminar will provide details of data storage options recommended by UWA, the key considerations you need to take into account in regards to the storage of your data and where you can go for more information.
Tuesday 11
12:30 - FREE LECTURE - Dean's Distinguised Lecture Series - July : Preserving hearing in children with hepatoblastoma Website | More Information
Over the last few decades there have been spectacular advances in the treatment of hepatoblastoma, the most common malignant liver tumour of childhood, and now most Australian children who develop this disease will be cured. Unfortunately cure often comes at a price, and many children develop severe hearing loss as an adverse effect of one of the drugs used in their treatment. This lecture tells the story of the history of treatment of hepatoblastoma, and recent successes in preventing hearing loss in affected children.

Derek Roebuck recently moved to Perth to take up the position of Professor of Paediatric Radiology at UWA and the Perth Children's Hospital. He previously spent 19 years in England where he worked as a consultant paediatric interventional radiologist and more recently Head of Clinical Service (Radiology) at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

19:30 - EVENT - “Politics and the Novel” by Susan Midalia : Friends of the Library Talk More Information
Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation

The nineteenth-century French writer Stendhal famously observed that “politics in a literary work is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert: it’s something vulgar and coarse, which is also impossible to ignore.” Stendhal’s analogy posits the traditional model of literature as the realm of the aesthetic, expressive of beauty and universal moral truths, and which is regarded as superior to the grubby realm of “politics” – loosely defined here as pertaining to issues of power and human rights. This model naively presupposes the existence of non-political literature – as if it’s possible for any writing to exist in an ideology-free zone. Nevertheless, Stendhal’s comment also rightly highlights the challenge for a creative writer intent on exploring overtly political issues: how to avoid being “vulgar and coarse”; that is, ideologically dogmatic or morally self-righteous; how not to insult the intelligence of the reader, regardless of their political beliefs. This presentation will consider the creative strategies used in my political novel The Art of Persuasion in order avoid those pitfalls: the use of the romance genre to explore love as moral concept in our hyper-sexualised culture; and the use of wit or intelligent humour to raise questions about the crucial political issues of asylum seekers and climate change. I pay particular attention to my novel’s allusions to the fiction of Jane Austen, and its adherence to the Horatian dictum that writing should both delight and instruct. My novel The Art of Persuasion aims to give readers aesthetic delight – the pleasures of language and story – in order to encourage reflection on the issues that matter to me as a writer and a member of civil society.

Dr Susan Midalia has studied at Cambridge University and the University of Western Australia, where she completed a PhD in contemporary Australian women’s fiction. She has published in national and international literary journals, and taught in secondary and tertiary institutions for many years. Since becoming a full-time writer in 2006, she has published three collections of short stories, all of them shortlisted for major national literary awards: A History of the Beanbag (2007), An Unknown Sky (2012), and Feet to the Stars (2015). Her debut novel The Art of Persuasion was published in 2018, and her second novel has recently been accepted for publication.

Special Collections

The current display in the Special Collections foyer of donations by the Friends of the Library features maps showing the Dutch interest in the Indian Ocean region. These maps include copies of Polus Antarcticus by Jansson 1650, Frederick de Wit’s Orientaliora Indiarum Orientalium 1680, Mare del Sud 1765 by Zatta and Abraham Ortelius’ 1574 Indiae orientalis insvlarvmqve adiacientivm typvs.

The Friends of the Library have recently donated a facsimile copy of the Barcelona Haggadah to Special Collections. The illuminated Hebrew manuscript dates from the fourteenth century and contains the Haggadah, Laws for Passover, piyyutim and Torah readings for the festival of Passover according to the Spanish rite. The purchase of the facsimile was supported by Assoc/Prof Suzanne Wijsman (Chair of Strings Conservatorium of Music) for her research as the manuscript contains illustrations of musical instruments. Special Collections will next be open on Tuesday 11th June from 6.30pm – 7.15pm for members to view the Barcelona Haggadah.

RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – [email protected] or 08 6488 2356 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/politics-and-the-novel-tickets-62182092312
Saturday 15
0:00 - WORKSHOP - Youth Mental Health First Aid : For adults who work, live or care for adolescents and young people. Website | More Information
Learn how to assist adolescents or young people who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

- Depression - Anxiety problems - Psychosis - Substance use problems - Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours - Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm) - Panic attacks - Traumatic events - Severe effects of drug or alcohol use - Severe psychotic states - Aggressive behaviours
Sunday 16
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Walk of Shame : The Virtuoso Clarinet and Bass Clarinet More Information
Clarinettist Ashley Smith is a laureate of several of the Australian classical music industry’s most prestigious prizes, including the 2015 APRA Performance of the Year, the Music Council of Australia Freedman Fellowship, an ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer Award and a Churchill Fellowship.

He has performed throughout Australia, the USA and Asia including performances with Bang on a Can, the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Centre, Chamber Music Northwest, the Kennedy Centre, the Beijing Modern Music Festival as well as a soloist with several major Australian and Asian orchestras.

Ahead of his United States tour, Ashley presents a one-man recital of dizzying virtuosity. The solo works by Italian avant-garde composer Franco Donatoni are presented alongside Entr’acte by Chris Tonkin (a bass clarinet solo composed for Ashley) and David Lang’s Press Release.

Free entry – no bookings required
Tuesday 18
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Museum of Sound Series : Sound all Around: Introducing Sound Studies More Information
Do you remember the sound of dial-up internet? What about the whistle of an old kettle or a wine cork popping? Sounds, noise and music are fundamental to our lives.

Join us to explore our sonic past and present and learn how our lives are shaped by sound and listening.

Presented in collaboration with the City of Perth Library.

Sound all Around: Introducing Sound Studies Presented by Dr Sarah Collins

From the invention of the stethoscope to hear the secret sounds of the body, to the contemporary world of ipod and loudspeaker, this talk will trace a history of listening that will make you hear anew the sounds that shape our lives every day.

Sarah Collins works in music history at the UWA Conservatorium of Music. Her research concerns how perceptions of music and sound have shaped ideas about emotions, rationality, national identity and political participation in the past, and what these can tell us about our own soundscapes today.

Free entry - bookings essential
Saturday 29
19:30 - CONCERT - Perth Orchestra Project presents: BAROQUE : Izaak Wesson conducts the Perth Orchestra Project Website | More Information
Join the Perth Orchestra Project and conductor Izaak Wesson for an evening that challenges your expectations of the 'Baroque' style. We are very proud to present this programme of unorthodox, and rarely performed works in association with Artists-in-Residence Dr Cecilia Sun and Robert Gladstones. We also welcome Composer-in-Residence for this season Stephen de Filippo, a UWA graduate whose new work for harpsichord and orchestra will be premiered in this concert.

Experience the eclectic, bold, grotesque, sublime, and ultimately astounding compositional styles of Rebel, de Filippo, Zelenka and Martinu in this one-off performance at the Callaway Music Auditorium.
Sunday 30
9:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: ClariSax Feast 2019 Website | More Information
The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Western Australia (CAASWA) in association with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and delighted to present ClariSax Feast 2019.

Presenters this year include Sydney based clarinettist, saxophonist and music educator Mark Walton (look at your music books at home and see how many of them he wrote!) and brilliant Perth based saxophonist Erin Royer. Come and hear them share their knowledge in a range of workshops throughout the day and hear them play in our concert at 1.30pm.

At this year's event we will also be featuring a special workshop called 'featuring the instrument,' where our guest artists will demonstrate a range of clarinets and saxophones by Buffet and Yamaha. If you are thinking of purchasing a new instrument this is a perfect opportunity to find out what you need to know and what to look for when making a decision.

Clarinet and Saxophone players of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Registrations are now open: https://form.jotform.co/CLARISAXWA/clarisaxfeast-2017-reg

$65 adult, $35 student or concession

 July 2019
Wednesday 03
0:00 - EVENT - UWA Music presents: Marimbafest Australia Festival and Competition Website | More Information
Proudly supported by UWA Music, Marimbafest is an exciting new four-day International Marimba festival and competition run by UWA Graduate Adam Tan. Marimbafest will feature more than 20 hours of masterclasses, mentored performance opportunities, concerts and a three-stage solo Marimba competition.

International and Australian Faculty members include Dr Lynn Vartan (USA), Dr Wei-Chen Lin (Taiwan/USA), Kana Omori (Japan), Robert Oetomo (Australia) and festival director Adam Tan (Australia).

There are 3 festival concerts open to the public (free entry - no bookings required) as well as a range of workshops and masterclasses (single entry passes $30).

The Marimbafest Shop will be open on all Marimbafest days (Thursday 4th July - Sunday 7th July). Retailers include Buffalo Marimba & Drums (Taiwan), Optimum Percussion (NSW), Just Percussion (QLD), Edition Svitzer (Denmark), Mode Marimba (USA), CORAY Percussion (Hong Kong).

Industry demos will also be presented in between sessions by Therese Ng (Marimbafest Australia), Wendy Cheng (Buffalo Marimba & Drums, Taiwan), John Glowka (Mode Marimba, USA) and Gip Chan (GipPercussion, Hong Kong).

Further information and session times available at: www.marimbafest.com
Tuesday 09
19:30 - TALK - UWA Publishing : Friends of the Library Website | More Information
Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation

University press publishing is an unusual beast these days and very different to its twentieth century model. But universities have changed, too.

Book publishing on a broader scale is a complex business. At a time when library books, public and private, are relegated to landfill, and information once locked away is available to everyone in a matter of seconds, what is the future for books and reading?

I’ll discuss UWA Publishing as part of a discussion with people who revere books and knowledge so strongly they are prepared to come out on a winter’s night to a library to hear someone talk about books.

Terri-ann White has been Director of UWA Publishing since 2006. She started her working life after tertiary studies as a bookseller, opening a highly curated bookshop, The Arcane Bookshop, at age 23 in Perth. (No books on sport, self-help, and no travel guides, but plenty of poetry, literary fiction and feminist theory.) Terri-ann has worked around books and ideas ever since.

Special Collections – special viewing for members The UWA Publishing Collection held in Special Collections contains a copy of titles published, (editions, hardback and paperback) by the UWA Press now known as UWA Publishing. Special Collections will be open on Tuesday 9th July 6.30 pm – 7.15pm for members to view a selection of publications from the UWA Publishing Collection.

Future Events 13th August Prof Peter Veth, Director Oceans Institute will discuss “The Atlantis of the North: unique records from ‘drowned landscapes’ off Northern Australia”.

“Translating a classic French novel: the problems posed by Emile Zola’s The Dream” by Dr Paul Gibbard, Lecturer European Languages and Studies is the topic for the 10th September talk.

October 8th is a special event, the presentation of the Clérambault 1710 edition from David Tunley to the Special Collections, with a performance of the work by the Conservatorium of Music Irwin Street Collective. The venue will be the Eileen Joyce Studio Conservatorium of Music.

Our final speaker for the year is Jill Benn, University Librarian and her presentation is “Library Place for Learning Space: Reflections in the Changing Nature of the Academic Library”. The Friends of the Library Christmas Party will be held on the same night as the 12th November talk.

RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – [email protected] or 08 6488 2356 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/uwa-publishing-by-professor-terri-ann-white-tickets-63464122900

Wednesday 10
10:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Discover! Percussion Website | More Information
Led by one of Perth's premier young percussionists Jackson Vickery, Discover! Percussion helps budding musicians aged 8-12 years leap into the wonderful world of percussion! This session will allow students to explore a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms! This hands on session is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience i.e. those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their School! Discover! Percusison is presented as part of WinterARTS 2019.

Date & Time

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 10.00am - 11.30am (Ages 8-10)

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 12.30pm - 2.00pm (Ages 11-12)

https://www.trybooking.com/499505

19:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Winterreise - the Phenomenon : Lecture Recital Website | More Information
In this free lecture recital, UWA Chair of Vocal Studies Andrew Foote will discuss some background to the early voice recitals and para-musical elements of Schubert's mammoth work for solo voice and piano – Winterreise.

Free entry, bookings essential (trybooking.com/BAWFV)

You can also see the entire work presented in two halves – a reconstruction performance with fortepiano, and the more usual modern presentation with pianoforte (but with a twist) on Saturday 13 July. Tickets for the full performance are $35.
Thursday 11
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Emma McPhilemy and Friends Website | More Information
Emma McPhilemy (UK) is an international soloist and performer with a highly unique and versatile style to her playing. Direct from the Melbourne Saxophone Festival, Emma will perform a solo recital before being joined on stage by some of Perth's leading saxophonists including UWA Graduate and Junior Saxophone School (JSS) Director, Erin Royer, and pianist Jonathan Bradley

TICKETS: $10 Concessions | $15 Standard

About Emma

Emma McPhilemy is an international soloist and performer with a highly unique and versatile style to her playing. She is endorsed by “Vandoren UK” and “Selmer Paris”, and performs regularly throughout the UK, Europe and China as a soloist and as leader of ‘The Abelia Saxophone Quartet and Ensemble’. She recently graduated from The Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class Honours degree, under the tuition of Rob Buckland, Andy Scott and Carl Raven.

Recent highlights include performing the UK premiere of John Mackey’s Soprano Saxophone Concerto; making her debut performance as a soloist at Wigmore Hall; leading her saxophone quartet to tour internationally whilst also having a busy schedule in the UK; touring Europe, the UK and China as the Musical Director and saxophone soloist in Bill Whelan’s production of ‘Riverdance’; winning the ‘Star Award’ from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Emma has managed several collaborative projects, international tours and performances with other conservatoire students around the UK and to China, Switzerland, Portugal and Strasbourg. She has also worked regularly with Opera North, and has recently been awarded a place at The Royal Northern College of Music to complete the ‘International Artist Diploma’, starting in September this year. Excitingly, this includes a concerto appearance with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra where she will be premiering a new work written by composer, Tom Harrold.

In July 2018, Emma travelled to Switzerland to perform solo recitals and collaborative performances with various ensembles. She also plans to record a CD of new commissions with her pianist Philip Sharp in 2019 andhas commissioned composer Tom Harrold, to write a concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra which will be premiered in June 2019 with The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Friday 12
11:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: UWA Junior Saxophone School : Winter Bootcamp with guest international artist Emma Mcphilamy Website | More Information
An intensive two-day program designed to give saxophonists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop their musical skills!

Our winter bootcamp will give participants the opportunity to focus on ensemble playing, aural awareness, performance skills and general musicianship. In addition to input from some of the best saxophone tutors in Perth: Erin Royer, Jess Skye Herbert and Bridget Cleary we are very excited to welcome UK based saxophonist Emma McPhilemy to this bootcamp. Emma is a ‘Selmer Paris Artist’, ’Vandoren UK Artist', international soloist and performer with a highly unique and versatile style to her playing.

She performs regularly throughout the UK, Europe and China as a soloist and as leader of ‘The Abelia Saxophone Quartet and ensemble’.

She recently graduated from RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class Honours degree, under the tuition of Rob Buckland, Andy Scott and Carl Raven. Cost: $100 for 2 days

We'll also be hosting a Masterclass Emma McPhilamy on Friday 12 July 2019 | 3pm https://www.trybooking.com/460507
Saturday 13
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Winterreise - the Phenomenon : Performance Website | More Information
Andrew Foote with Cecilia Sun and Mark Coughlan present Schubert's mammoth work for solo voice and piano - Winterreise.

Commencing with a lecture-recital (on Wednesday 10 July) discussing some background to the early voice recitals and para-musical elements of the work, the week concludes with the entire work presented in two halves – a reconstruction performance with fortepiano, and the more usual modern presentation with pianoforte (but with a twist).

Performance (13 July) $35

Lecture recital (10 July) Free

Bookings essential: trybooking.com/BAWFV

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