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Teacher of the Year

  • PACT Centre for Emerging Artists 107 Railway Parade Erskineville, NSW, 2043 Australia (map)
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Throw your textbooks away! This is the new unorthodox method from oh captain your captain.

Teacher of the Year is a music lecture series by performer and composer Tom Hogan. Each lecture is a masterclass designed for Music Fans, Creatives, and Audiophiles. The topics explore ideas of active listening, full of music trivia presented alongside creative and technical philosophies, all spiced with humour and irreverence. These lectures are a stupidly joyful exploration of song structure as creative expression, and philosophical conundrums in creativity.

As a founding member of performance company Ten Tonne Sparrow, and co-creator behind Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)The Epic, and the podcasts Missing Richard Mercer and Obscure Music History, Tom Hogan presents a new chaotic insight into the analytical musical brain. 

1.         The Ultimate Song Structure Showdown (Tuesday 21, Saturday 25)

Featuring the music of Justin Bieber, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Elvis Presley

2.         A Noise is a Noise is a Song (Wednesday 22, Friday 24)

Featuring the music of Olafur Arnolds, Delia Derbyshire, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles

3.         Stop Thinking About Not Playing The Piano For Four And A Half Minutes (Thursday 23)

Featuring the music of Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Janet Cardiff

Season: 21 - 26 May
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7pm
Venue: PACT, 107 Railway Pde Erskineville
Tickets: Single ticket $20-25.  Season multi-pass $30-35.

Want to see more than one Teacher of the Year lectures?  When purchasing tickets, select any show and enter the code MULTI into the promotional box to receive an all access pass for just $35 or $30 for concession cardholders.

Earlier Event: May 4
PACT Salon: Dark and Lite™
Later Event: May 29