WIM web site is temporarily hosted on robbieavenaim.com


The WhatIsMusic? Festival was produced, directed, curated by its founders Robbie Avenaim (1994 Р2011) and Oren Ambarchi (1994 Р2005).

Photo taken of 50 BANDS IN 50 MINUTES live at the ABC Iwaki 2009

Additional organisers and curators.

Lawrence English  Co-organiser/Co-Curator  Brisbane 2000-2005

Caleb Kelly  Co organiser / Co-Curator. What is Music opening night at impermanent audio – 2001. Impermanent audio at What is Music? in Melbourne and Sydney 2002 .

Joel Stern Co curator / Co Organiser  Brisbane – 2011

Lloyd Honeybrook  Co curator / Co Organiser  – 2009/

Leith Thomas  / Co Organiser  – 2009/11

Sam Angelina G  / Co Organiser – 2002

WHATISMUSIC? ONATHON – A collaboration, Produced in conjunction with the Big Day Out’s Ken West, John Foy , Paul Curtis for the inaugural 2005 festival.

Funding Partners

– Australia Council for the Arts 1998 – 2011

– Ken West and Big Day Out – 1999 & 2005

– Jon Rose – 1998

WIM Production crew Sound engineers : Paul Morris, Byron Scullin, Cacey Rice, Chris Townend, Julian Knowles.

Stage: Henry Brister

Online web supporters : House of Laudanum / HOLY http://hol.ly

Archive partners:

Australian National Sound and Film archives.

Home to the entire WHATISMUSIC? festival video collection