Music and multimedia students to showcase best works 


Music and multimedia students to showcase best works

Central Australia’s emerging student musicians and multimedia artists will showcase their best work at an end-of-year performance in Alice Springs this Thursday, 1 December.

Charles Darwin University Contemporary Music Lecturer Cain Gilmour said this year’s edition of the “Ape TV & Monkey Music” performance would feature more than 40 VET in school students from Centralian College, OLSH and St Philip’s College.

“There’ll be a combination of musical performances, short films, documentaries and animations,” he said.

Mr Gilmour said he would take a hands-off approach this year.

“Normally I’m very involved in running the program but this year I’ve put it in the hands of several very capable and competent students.

“Among them is Evan Smith, a Certificate III graduate in music who was Central Australia’s finalist in the Battle of the School Bands competition.

“He will run the mixing console at front-of-house while other students will manage the lighting, scheduling and other systems.”

Entry to the event will be by gold coin donation.

Mr Gilmour said money raised would be donated to Roxy City Music Shop’s Orang-utan Appeal.

“We’ve been contributing to this appeal for a number of years now. Musicians and artists often find themselves in the privileged position of having a platform from which they can make comment; make a difference.

“This is our small way of contributing to a better world.”

What:  CDU Ape TV & Monkey Music end-of-year performance
When:  Thursday 1 December from 5.30pm – 8pm
Where:  Centralian College amphitheatre, Grevillea Drive
Entry:  Gold-coin donation