IAML Australia is pleased to announce Mr John Willsteed will be joining us at our 2016 conference in Brisbane as a Keynote speaker. As a musician, Mr Willsteed is best known as a member of Brisbane punk band The Go-Betweens making him a popular choice to speak on the theme Local History, Local Music.
Mr Willsteed will discuss how the digital world and all its aspects have dramatically altered our ability to share cultural collections. More and more material is collected daily; digitised, tagged, codified and stored. Methods for sharing collections online have become more sophisticated, allowing access to an unprecedented quantity and variety of cultural material.
About John Willsteed
John Willsteed is a musician, sound editor and academic. He has played with numerous iconic Australian independent bands: he toured the world through the late 80s in The Go-Betweens, and has recorded and performed with The Apartments and Ed Kuepper among others. He has been a guitarist in award-winning Brisbane band Halfway since 2011.
He is a graduate of AFTRS and has won national and international awards for his film and television sound work, including three AFI Awards. He is a composer and sound editor with over 90 film and television credits, and is now a Lecturer in the Music Discipline at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.
As a doctoral candidate he has presented papers nationally and internationally. His academic interest is centred in concepts of curation, ephemera and story-telling particularly in relation to Brisbane’s punk and post-punk scene. For the last decade he has been the president of Feral Arts, one of Australia’s leading community cultural development companies.
For more information on the IAML Australia Local History, Local Music conference please visit our 2016 conference page.