22 March 2003

EXPRESS MEDIA JOIN FORCES WITH NOISE FESTIVAL, GOING DOWN SWINGING, TO PROFILE THE WORK OF YOUNG AUSTRALIAN WRITERS AND PERFORMERS

Express Media has joined forces with the noise Festival, the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and the literary journal, Going Down Swinging to profile Australia's finest young spoken wordsmiths on a forthcoming spoken word CD. A national call for submissions is being issued to encourage young people to submit their work for the compilation CD, which will be released with the Spring issue of Voiceworks magazine. Work submitted to the project will also receive national radio airplay on Triple J, and may be profiled throughout the noise 2003 Festival in October.

As an artform, spoken word offers an immediate means of accessing the public arena. As a result, spoken word performances have become especially popular with young writers, who can otherwise find it difficult to access audiences via traditional means. While spoken word is not specifically the domain of young writers, this project seeks to highlight the involvement of young Australians in spoken word performance.

Submissions from young people 25 and under are sought for the project, including rants, raves and poetic insights: mixtures of word, music and sound. Applications should be submitted on minidisc, DAT tape or CD format. The deadline for submissions is May 30th 2003. To submit, download a noise submission form from the noise festival website at http://www.noise.net.au and send your track to GPO Box 2227 Sydney NSW 2001.
For details on all noise projects, visit noise 2003 or phone noise Toll Free 1800 003 552 (charges may apply from mobile or public phones). Contact Express Media on (03) 9326 8367 or go to http://www.expressmedia.org.au for more information.

noise 2003 is a media-based festival happening in October this year, which will exhibit the creative work of young Australians (25 and under). noise is a federal government initiative managed by the Australia Council.

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