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Chasing the Horizon documentary premiere - Sydney

Event Published Tuesday 23 April 2024

Big Sand Presents: Music Games & Tech - a free social mixer for musicians and creatives. This event is also the Sydney premiere of the short documentary 'Chasing the Horizon: Creating the Big Sand Live Show'.

What's planned?

You’ll hear from three musicians talking casually about their creative projects, and have the chance to ask questions. The bar will be open throughout the evening (with drinks sponsored by APRA AMCOS! Thanks APRA AMCOS!) and you’ll have plenty of time to meet other interesting people and share your own work.

You'll hear from:

Sally Coleman: This event is the Sydney premiere of the short documentary 'Chasing the Horizon: Creating the Big Sand Live Show'. The 20min film explores the development and broader industry opportunities of using game engines & motion capture for a live music performance, and was supported by the APRA AMCOS x Creative Australia Digital Futures Initiative.

The documentary was directed by Tim Cheeseman and scored by Bonnie Green, and documents Sally’s journey from triple j Breakfast presenter & musician to creative technologist & PhD researcher as she creates a live gig in a game engine, as well as interviews with motion capture performers and virtual event producers across Australia.

Montaigne: As well as being an ARIA Award-winning, platinum selling, Eurovision performing superstar, Montaigne was recently nominated for a Grammy for their work on the soundtrack of Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical.

They’ll be talking about the process of writing contemporary music for video games, their experience on Stray Gods, and future opportunities for Australian musicians and game developers to collaborate more closely.

Alon Ilsar: Alon is an Australian-based drummer, composer, instrument designer and researcher. He's the co-designer of a new gestural instrument for electronic percussionists, the AirSticks, which he’s used to perform everywhere from triple j’s Like A Version to NYC’s MET Museum.

His current ARC Industry Fellowship investigates the application of gestural technologies for people with physical disability, and he’ll be talking about how new technology can improve accessibility in music.

This event is free, but spaces are limited, so please RSVP early to avoid missing out.