Australian Music Day 2019 - Program 1

Popular Music Focus
Toehider (AKA Mike Mills)
Ben Carey

Date option: Thursday 1 August OR Friday 2 August 2019

Time: 9.30am–2.30pm (registration from 9am)

Cost: $40/student, $15/education resource (teachers are free of charge)

Melbourne-based progressive rock band Toehider is defined by its simultaneously playful, Queen-inspired elements and full-blown instrumental virtuosity. This is music that can turn on a dime, heading in exciting and novel directions at a moment’s notice. Headed up by prolific multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills, Toehider creates songs that are full of character and creativity and are sure to captivate students as they create their own music on the day.

Ben Carey is one of Australia’s foremost electronic musicians. He has developed various interactive music-making software tools and has worked across genres including glitchy synth, beat-based electronica and sound design. Students will learn about the process of crafting highly individual sounds in their electronic and recorded tracks through techniques such as sampling.

In these sessions students will hear music performed live by professional musicians and will learn about the creative process in a workshop setting. Students will also have the opportunity to write their own music to be performed by the musicians and receive expert feedback.

The education resources provide in-depth analyses of the music and will bring out students’ creative potential through score reading, analysis and composition exercises.

Please note:

  • Each school needs to purchase at least one education resource per program
  • Students sign up for a complete program and will not be able to switch between Program 1 sessions and Program 2 sessions
  • Students may bring their own laptops or devices for use during the sessions.

Enquiries: aduncan@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au

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