CONFLUENCE AND COLLISION: AT THE INTERSECTION OF PERFORMANCE AND POLICY PRACTICES
Artists and policy makers are often perceived, even positioned, to operate in opposition. Current assessment indicates there are an increasing number of members of the civil service who possess deep knowledge of many facets of music, and a corresponding group of musicians and sound practitioners who understand the need for effective, informed policy. Interrogating overlaps and ruptures between musical practice, sound art practice, and governing practice, this panel addresses the productive tension between grassroots action and large-scale policy initiatives. How, in other words, can musicians, sound artists and policy makers learn from one another?