Sound-Tracking Melbourne – Schedule and Program

Symposium Schedule

Tuesday 12 June – Wednesday 13 June

RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne


Tuesday 12 June – Bldg 80.01.02 (Cinema)

6:00 – 8:30pm

Special Screening of Boy in the Trees without dialogue

Followed by a conversation with director Nick Verso and composer Darrin Verhagen about the film’s AACTA-nominated score

Wednesday 13 June – Bldg 80.05.12
9:00am – 10:15am

Keynote: Emily Siddons (Museums Victoria)

“The Sound of Space”

10:15am – 11:30 am

Tessa Dwyer: “Mother Tongue: Migrant Melbourne, Home Movies and Accented Voice”

Chris Henschke: “Echoes of the Machines”

John Cumming and Martin Potter: ‘Sounds from a garage-film’ (An audio visual jam on the experimental soundtrack of Cumming’s 1980s film Obsession)

15 minute coffee break
11:45am – 1:00pm

Samuel Whiting: “’Cruising the Streets of Collingwood’: the audiovisual (myth)-making of a music scene”

Nick Moore: “The unbridling of Melbourne through music video”

Adrian Danks: “‘At the Chat ‘n’ Chew’: Dave Graney, Stephen Cummings, Warren Oates and the Cinematic Re-imagination of Melbourne”

Lunch: 1:00-2:00pm
2:00 – 2:45pm

Nick Verso and Darrin Verhagen: How musical experiences in 1990s Melbourne shaped the sonic development of the Boys in the Trees soundtrack – a conversation

2:45 – 4:00pm

Djoymi Baker: “Mad Max and Predestination: Uncanny Sounds of Known Places”

Diana Sandars: “The Soundtrack of Melbourne’s Outcast Children: Malcolm and Mary and Max

Brett Farmer: “And the Band Played On: Film Music and the Apocalyptic (post)Hollywood Imaginary of On the Beach

15 minute coffee break
4:15 – 5:30pm

Phil Edwards: “The Field Recordings of Tony Woods”

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth: Sound Tracking the City in the artworks of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth

5:30 – 6:00pm

Dan Golding and Andrew Pogson : “Performing film music live: the symphony, film music, and Melbourne – A conversation”

6:00 – 8:00pm: Closing reception