Clinton Walker is a writer Sydney’s Sun-Herald has called “our best chronicler of Australian grass-roots culture.” Born in Bendigo in rural Victoria in 1957, he is a Seven Hills art school drop-out and recovering rock critic, and the author of nine books, including: Inner City Sound, his 1981 debut on the Australian punk uprising, now [...]
John Willsteed was born in Brisbane in the 50s. Since abandoning his architectural studies at QUT in 1976 to pursue a life in music, he has played with numerous iconic Australian independent bands. He toured the world through the late 80s with The Go-Betweens, tramped through inner-city Sydney in the late 90s with Plug Uglies, [...]
We all know her voice by now. Without question, they are some of the most gloriously elastic vocal chords in contemporary music. In one song, she will sound as hushed and intimate as a lover before sleep, before reverberating with an operatic force so great, it seems possible walls might collapse and time will fold [...]
UnConvention Brisbane 2012 is proud to present one of Australia’s most esteemed filmmakers/music video directors, Richard Lowenstein. Richard’s relationship to the Australian Music Industry is a long, varied and well-documented one. He was a very close personal friend of Michael Hutchence (introducing him to Nick Cave) and worked extensively with INXS, as well as bands [...]
Branding is often seen as anathema to DIY and independent music making, carrying with it the whiff of corporate sponsorship, product placement and banal TV panel discussion shows. At the same time, music evokes and interacts with visual imagery in powerful ways, forging and reinforcing the identities of artists and musicians alike – as with Michel [...]
Ed Kuepper’s musical career has spanned over three decades, beginning in 1973 when he formed the original version of the proto-punk band The Saints whist still in high school. After recording that ground breaking band’s first single ‘’[I’m] Stranded’’ on their own label Fatal Records in 1976, the Saints moved to the UK where they [...]
Dr Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Davidson studied composition with Terry Riley in California before completing a composition PhD at the University of Queensland. He was a bassist in the Australian Opera, Sydney Symphony, and Queensland Symphony orchestras before commencing his [...]
Tristan Hoogland is an Australian Recording and Mixing Engineer based in Brisbane. At the age of 24, Tristan is already a highly competent and enthusiastic music recordist who prides himself on his dedication to versatility and mix personality. He’s currently the house engineer at QUT’s state of the art recording studio Gasworks in Newstead. Having [...]
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Held 24th & 25th of November 2012 at The Edge in Brisbane’s South Bank precinct, UnConvention Brisbane 2012 will comprise forum discussions, workshops and networking events focussed around creating sustainable careers within the local independent music industry.
UnConvention Brisbane is a not-for-profit, grassroots-led music conference for independent musicians, promoters, labels, entrepreneurs, writers, technologists, innovators and artists. The goal of UnConvention Brisbane is to bring together like-minded individuals to discuss the future of independent music and how it will develop and flourish in the technological age.
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- Speaker – Rob Davidson
- Speaker – Tristan Hoogland
- Video – Get UnConventional with John Willsteed
- Video – Get UnConventional with Leanne De Souza
- Video – Get UnConventional with Jesse Barbera
- Video – Get UnConventional with Clinton Walker
- Ed Kuepper – Speaker
- Recording: Kellie Lloyd
- Recording: Mexico City
- Performance – The Legend