Launch the music 


Contemporary music students enrolled in Charles Darwin University’s new degree, the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (BCAI) will perform outside the Casuarina campus library on Friday 1 August.

The afternoon event will include some newly created and older music, including acoustic performances by students more regularly spotted on the Darwin music scene as members of local bands The Neo and Enth Degree.

The students played a mammoth show at the Happy Yess in May, which was by all accounts a fantastic evening.

Now in its first year, the BCAI degree caters for students wanting to explore the diversity of creative arts in the areas of new media design, communications, fine arts and classical and contemporary music.

Jack Tinapple, member of local bands Jigsaw and The Neo and contemporary music lecturer at CDU, helped the students on the Happy Yess gig and is again assisting with the Casuarina campus showcase.

Mr Tinapple said, “The students are putting together the gig themselves – from performances, publicity and promotions to sound engineering and stage managing.

“It’s really a great opportunity for them to increase their hands-on experience in the music industry.

“The students’ diverse musical styles and influences will definitely make for a really varied show that should be heaps of fun,” he said.

Visit the student’s Myspace page at and come and support your fellow students outside the CDU library from 12pm to 1pm.