Game Changers

"Game Changer: An event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something” - Oxford Dictionary

Game Changers is a series of happenings in Hobart from 3-5 November to develop and celebrate women in music.

The program features an assortment of workshops, events, and opportunities, for music makers and lovers to connect, learn, and showcase.

On Friday 3 November, Game Changes officially kicks-off in fine electro style with an Opening Night Party in the Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, featuring music from Q.E. (aka Jacqueline Collyer), SumnerS L O W, and a headline set by the incredible Alice Ivy. Come along for a cocktail, to connect with old and new friends, and to shake your tail feather. 

There is a bunch of masterclasses over the weekend to help to develop the capacity and confidence of women in music. If you want to write about music, discover more about the music industry, get savvy with stagecraft, and learn techniques to make electronic music, Game Changers has you covered.

Stagecraft specialist, Zeraphina Zara, is taking a masterclass to give performers an understanding of how to use space and gesture to better connect with an audience.

The Women In Electronic Music Program provides opportunities for women to learn technical and production skills for making electronic music from two of Australia's best female electronic producers, Rainbow Chan and Alice Ivy, who will share their knowledge, experience, and skills, in workshops on Song StructuresDJing 101, and Composing with Ableton Live

Music critic Kate Hennessy is taking a one-day class in How to Write About Music, to give you the practical tools and confidence needed to capture the sound and spirit of music in the written word.

On Saturday afternoon, join our Game Changers Delegates for an afternoon (Un)Conference, a space to share knowledge and ideas over cups of tea.

Game Changers celebrates the women making music in a showcasing spectacular on Saturday night that features an assortment of female-led line-ups, presented in partnership with Hobart's best live music venues. Full showcasing schedule announced on 10 October. 

The whole Game Changers shebang wraps-up on Sunday with a Languid Luncheon at MONA from 12-4pm, that promises to be an afternoon of stimulating conversation, a decadent feast, and live performances by DENNI, Emma Waters (EWAH), and Maria Lurighi. 

Leanne de Souza (Executive Director, Association of Artist Managers) is presenting a keynote, followed by a panel conversation with Kate HennessyEmma Waters and Maria Lurighi and Denni Proctor. To book your Languid Luncheon tickets, click here.

This program is supported by funding from the City of Hobart.

Music Tasmania is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.  

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