This year’s composer colloquium will centre on the practical, aesthetic and philosophical challenges of working with image and the power dynamics that screens and the broader film culture bring to the field of composition. Featuring festival guest composers Melody Eötvös, Wojtek Blecharz, Erik Griswold, James Hullick, Dylan Lardelli, Sami Klemola and Luke Paulding, and convened by Professor Thomas Reiner, the colloquium is an open table for all those interested in joining the conversation.
Inspired by the Melbourne Film Festival’s Critics Campus, BIFEM is initiating a mentor programme in 2015 to address the paucity of informed critical culture around new music in Australia. Mentored across the festival, five young critics will be published daily as part of the RealTime-sponsored new music blog Partial Durations, bringing multiple readings of BIFEM 2015 into the public sphere.
Information and applications for the Music Reviewers Workshop can be found at www.partialdurations.com