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In 2016 the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media will host masterclasses, residencies and workshops.

The first of our experts in residence is acclaimed sound engineer Jon Lemon, who has handled front of house mixes for many international music artists, include Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Christine Aguilera, Sia and the Smashing Pumpkins. Jon will take up his residency at the Institute later this year.

Inaugural Sia Furler Lecture - James Black

'How to Make a Band Sound Good'

2-4pm Thursday 12 May, 2016, Elder Hall

James is currently the Musical Director and Music Producer for SBS -TV Rockwiz show, and has been a professional musician for 35 years. A founding member of Mondo Rock and Gangajang, he has performed and recorded with Men At Work, Tex Perkins, The Black Sorrows and an array of Australian performers. James has produced recordings for the Black Sorrows, Mondo Rock, Things Of Stone And Wood, Deborah Conway, Kate Ceberano, Gurrumul Yunupingu and many lesser known jazz, pop and roots artists. He works in the industry as a keyboard player, guitarist, songwriter, film and TV composer, session player, artist manager, record producer and occasional mentor. James has a detailed understanding of the music business and is experienced in handling contracts, publishing, royalties and artist management.

Please RSVP to or via phone, 8313 5995 by COB Tuesday 10 May.

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