Next month, the 8th SIMM-posium will be hosted by the Creative Arts Research Institute and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, in a close collaboration with the international research platform SIMM (Social Impact of Music Making).

Building on the highly engaging last two SIMM-posia in Paris (Philharmonie de Paris, 2021) and London (Guildhall School, 2022), this year’s SIMM-posium will feature presentations, thematic panels, keynotes, and performances exploring the social impact of music making across a wide range of cultural contexts. Delegates are warmly encouraged to join in person in Meanjin / Brisbane, however online presentations have also been scheduled where necessary, and the event will be livestreamed to registered delegates.

Sessions will examine the following themes:
– Social impact of music making in Oceania
– Music making in detention
– Music, health, and wellbeing
– Participatory music theatre and opera
– The politics and ethics of musicians’ roles in society
– Supporting the UN’s SDG commitments through music making
– The role of higher music education in supporting and leading social change

Registration for attendance both in person online is still open. The full programme and information on registrations can be found via this page of the SIMM website: SIMM-posium #8: Brisbane, Australia (20-22.11.2023) – SIMM (