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 was a series of happenings in Hobart from 3-5 November to develop and celebrate womxn in music.

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

Game Changes kicked-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

There were a bunch of masterclasses over the weekend to help to develop the capacity and confidence of womxn in music. It provided opportunities to develop writing about music, discover more about the music industry, to get savvy with stagecraft, and learn techniques to make electronic music.

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

The Womxn In Electronic Music Program provided opportunities for womxn 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 shared their knowledge, experience, and skills, in workshops on Song StructuresDJing 101, and Composing with Ableton Live

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

Game Changers Delegates participated in an afternoon (Un)Conference, which was a safe space to share knowledge and ideas over cups of tea.

Game Changers celebrated the womxn making music in a showcasing spectacular that featured an assortment of female-led line-ups, presented in partnership with Hobart's best live music venues.

The whole Game Changers shebang wrapped-up with a Languid Luncheon at MONA, that was an afternoon of stimulating conversation, a decadent feast, and featured live performances by DENNI, Emma Waters (EWAH), and Maria Lurighi. 

Leanne de Souza (Executive Director, Association of Artist Managers) presented a keynote, followed by a panel conversation with Kate HennessyEmma Waters, Maria Lurighi and Denni Proctor

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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