Wed 14 Aug 2019

This week on State of the Art, Annika welcomes James Hullick, the Artistic Director of the Copy That, Copy Cat - JOLT Sonic Festival in to chat about this year's program. 

Presented by Melbourne-based sonic arts pre-production house, JOLT Arts, the festival bring together aurally arresting artists from all around the country to present this three-day festival which marks a moment in the creative calendar that is for, by and with sonic adventurers: devoted artists who take risks with sounds. 

Having achieved success with JOLT Festivals in Asia and Europe in recent years, JOLT Arts is excited to announce the all Australian line-up featuring artists such as Thembi Soddell, Elision, Emily Bennet and Cat Hope in her duo Super Aluminium with Lisa MacKinney. 

In selecting this unique line up, curators focused on a few points namely that originality and innovation begins with lived experience. This line up celebrates the uniqueness and innovation of our local communities, and blends these local artists with well-known sonic art and art music acts. The name of this years festival,Copy That, Copy Cat, pays homage to this concept in a bit of a tongue-in-cheek way: these musicians are so unique and so good at what they do that you can't easily copy them.

Tune in to The Breakfast Spread from 8.30am Wednesday August 14 to hear about JOLT Sonic Festival, and every Wednesday to find out all the latest Arts news of Melbourne.