Introducing sonicbridge

Luis Quintero

Online event.

  • ARTS

Asialink Arts and Monash University are excited to invite you to an evening of conversations on a music exchange between Australia and China.

Media personality and music devotee Myf Warhurst will be in conversation with industry experts Fred Leone and Nevin Domer for the launch of sonicbridge to talk about their process of selecting the musicians, their hopes for the program and their own experience of working as artists and creative facilitators in cross-cultural contexts.

Led by industry experts Fred Leone (Melbourne and Brisbane) and Nevin Domer (Shanghai and Beijing), sonicbridge creates connections between Indigenous Australian and Chinese contemporary musicians through dialogue and exchange of ideas. Domer and Leone have been collaborating with industry peers to select artists from both Australia and China for this unique opportunity to build peer to peer relationships.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on international mobility the artists will undertake a digital exchange with a series of real time meetings and film projects. The exchange and lasting films will create insights, build new connections and develop capability for the artists and the broader sector through the sharing of personal narrative, inspirations, and challenges they face and overcome in their sector.

This project has been funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program.

Speakers include

Myf Warhurst – TV presenter, broadcaster, journalist, and writer;

Fred Leone – CEO, Impossible Odds;

Nevin Domer – COO, Maybe Mars Records.