WHAT IS MUSIC?

WIM web site is temporarily hosted on robbieavenaim.com

The WhatIsMusic? Festival was produced, directed, curated by its founders Robbie Avenaim (1995-2011) and Oren Ambarchi (1994- 2005).

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 – 2005

– Jon Rose -1998

WIM Production crew

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

Stage: Henry Brister

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

Archive partners: National Film and Sound Archive

What is Music Archival Programs