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A rich media annotation environment for the peer reviewing and presentation of creative works

Supanova provides solutions whenever documentation, evaluation, presentation and review of rich media are required. It can be integrated with grant management systems, university repositories and used for publishing, research presentation, legal arguments, medical analysis, PHD submissions, architectural presentations, etc.

Supanova is an open source all in one, on line publication environment designed for the presentation, annotation and peer review of creative work (video, music, performance, text, image). The main features are:

  1. upload,annotation and comparison of rich media
  2. allin one publishing tool for creative outputs
  3. theintegration of a content management system with rich media annotation
  4. hierarchicaland nonhierarchical approaches to knowledge management
  5. abilityto communicate with existing library repository environments

The annotation functionality in Supanova enables the researcher to provide evidence. It links knowledge claims made in the opening Statement page to exact locations in the creative work and provides the ability to refer to other information such as links, text excerpts, quotations, examples, etc.  These arguments enable the use of all types of media files and their annotations from which a knowledge hierarchy or sequencing can be created.  



The International Space Time Concerto Competition – 2012

Space Time Concerto 

 The Space Time Concerto Competition celebrates not only the historical form of the concerto but also showcases exciting, contemporary interpretations encompassing the latest digital technology. Through the inclusion of Historical and Innovative categories this unique competition seeks to reshape traditional perceptions of the concerto. It recognises and rewarded both excellent musicianship and cutting-edge creativity. The finals concerts were held at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Concert Hall on 30 November and 2 December, 2012. Eleven finalists will play with specially selected musicians in two orchestras formed for the event, as well as an internet-linked ensemble spanning five countries.

Around the World in 80 Milliseconds - Fri 30 Nov

Performers in five global locations simultaneously create one extraordinary event. The Newcastle Conservatorium (Australia) connects with Ars Electronica and Bruckner University (Austria), the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore) and Central Conservatory of Music (China) live in real time.

History Meets Innovation - Sun 2 Dec

History and innovation combine to challenge musical tradition and propel the concerto form into the 21st century. Virtuoso performances on piano, trombone and violin (accompanied by a full symphony orchestra) of music from Romantic and 20th Century concertos mix with new compositions involving light sculptures, video projections and jazz improvisation.




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Newcastle Music Industry Forums

A joint project of CeCar, The Newcastle Conseravtorium and MusicNSW.

Music Industry Forum 

MusicNSW, in partnership with the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, is proud to announce the second event in our new series, titled "The Newcastle Music Industry Forum". Aimed at aspiring artists and the Newcastle industry, this special free panel and networking drinks will focus on all things recording and how to get heard, and takes place at the Newcastle Conservatorium at 6.30pm, Thursday 26 September.

Whether laying down tracks in a studio, sharing Aussie music on the airwaves, or publicising artists to the world, our panel will share expertise on what makes a good record and the best ways to get heard. The Newcastle Conservatorium is proud to have initiated this forum. It represents an important part of its education program with music and the creative industries.

Guest speakers for "The Newcastle Music Industry Forum" are:

Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb)

Jay is the lead singer for three times ARIA losing punk legends Frenzal Rhomb. Somehow he has managed to make a 'career' out of head-banging and swearing at people. He also spent four years getting up at the crack of dawn to host the breakfast show, "Jay and The Doctor", at national youth broadcaster triple j.

Dave Ruby Howe (triple j Unearthed)

Dave Ruby Howe is the Music Director of triple j Unearthed, overseeing the programming of triple j Unearthed radio, the 2011-launched digital radio station that plays all Australian and all independent music sourced through Dave began his career in the industry as a music journalist as well as editor of websites and The Cool Hunter and the creator of the music blog Hyperbole.

Paula Jones (Jones PR)

Paula 'Jonesy' Jones is a national freelance publicist who has worked with some of Australia's most high profile acts, inc. Midnight Oil and Silverchair. She currently manages publicity for Paul Kelly, John Butler, Karnivool, and Kate Miller-Heidke. As the National Event Publicist for Groovin The Moo, she oversees all media activity for the regional touring festival and did the same for Sydney's Homebake Festival for 11 years.

Mark Dodds (A&R, Australian Music Manager – Inertia)

Mark is responsible for liaising with Big Scary, Glass Towers, Seth Sentry, The Delta Riggs, Hermitude, Dappled Cities and Mantra, as well as labels including Elefant Traks, Rice Is Nice and Stop Start. Mark also heads up the new Inertia Access initiative, which enables burgeoning artists like Dune Rats, Apes and Elizabeth Rose to utilise Inertia's services without forfeiting any rights to their masters or signing a long-term deal.

Lachlan Mitchell (producer)

Attic Studios co-owner Lachlan Mitchell has worked with a huge array of Aussie artists over the years, from world-class electronic duo PNAU to Central Coast pop-punkers Something With Numbers to acts like Nunchukka Superfly and Kate Ceberano. He landed two ARIA nominations – Producer and Engineer of the Year – for his efforts with 2012 Best Independent Release, The Jezabels' debut LP, Prisoner.