Sound Summit Appoint New Festival Directors, Call for Proposals now open - MusicNSW

Sound Summit is excited to announce two new Festival Co-Directors for the 2010/11 events: Chris Hearn and Kirsty Brown.

Kirsty Brown is currently the Editor in Chief of her own large-format publication DEMO Magazine and Senior Writer for the Music Network, and was formerly the Managing Editor of Sydney based street press The Brag. Kirsty is a respected figure in the Australian music community, a regular ARIA and AIR voter, a respected speaker who has participated in APRA and Indent workshops, the JB Seed Managers Forum and panel appearances at Sound Summit and Creative Sydney. Kirsty is the regular editor of the annual Big Day Out program and has editorial experience on a variety of levels – including creation of sponsor editorial, editorial for awards ceremonies and has 200 issues of the Brag magazine under her belt.

Chris Hearn has been active in independent music scenes in Newcastle, Sydney and throughout Australia since 2001, regularly touring worldwide with his solo project ‘Alps’ in addition to actively facilitating live music events with long running club night “Spring Break”, and national touring initiative “Past Futures Presents”. In between international tours, Chris has taken jobs as an Administrator, Sound Engineer, and Online Content Contributor, and continues to organise a large number of local events.

Sound Summit this year will benefit from having two uniquely motivated and talented creative facilitators driving the festival in 2010 with current Festival Co-Director Andrew Tuttle. Moving forward to 2010, we’d also like to look back to 2009 and express our never ending gratitude to Eliza Sarlos for her significant role in driving the success of the 2008 and 2009 festivals. We look forward to her continuing advocacy of the New South Wales music industry in her ongoing role as MusicNSW Creative Director.

Sound Summit is also calling for proposals for this year’s festival from passionate music producers, workers and consumers keen to be involved in Sound Summit’s 2010 program. If you’ve got great ideas about the ongoing development of music in Australia and globally, Sound Summit is keen to hear your thoughts. We’re interested in receiving proposals that explore inventive perspectives on contemporary music – be they technological, theoretical, political, media, industry, fan or practice based. Further information on the proposal process, including a downloadable application form, is available at Submissions close COB Wednesday 31 March.

Sound Summit will be taking place throughout Newcastle from Thursday 30 September – Monday 4 October (NSW Labour Day long weekend), in conjunction with the This Is Not Art festival.