After moderating a panel earlier this year at Sound Diplomacy’s first ever event in Australia, I’m excited to announce I’ll be heading to Cologne for the first time in August to speak at their Music Tourism Convention in the German city. I’ll be delivering a special presentation on the state of the Sydney live music scene.
Here’s a bit more about the event:
Cologne boasts an impressive music history, from being the home of the Neue Musik scene, featuring composers such as Karl-Heinz Stockhausen in the 60s, to Can and a big part of the Krautrock movement in the 70s and one of the most important electronic record labels, Kompakt, who have been out operating out of Cologne since the 90s. After two successful editions in Liverpool (UK, 2017) and Franklin (Tennessee, 2017), Music Tourism Convention will be heading to Cologne, Germany, on August 29, 2018. Music Tourism Convention is the world’s most extensive conference bringing together the music and tourism sectors to explore how music impacts, benefits and improves tourism offers, from festivals to heritage, music trails to food and music partnerships.