Douglas Kahn

Douglas Kahn

Douglas Kahn

Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation at the National Institute of Experimental Arts (NIEA), University of New South Wales, Sydney. Historian and theorist of the media arts and experimental music with concentrations in the study of sound, electromagnetism, and natural media.

Kahn is the author of Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013) and Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999); and Editor with Hannah Higgins of Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts (University of California Press, 2012); with Larry Austin of Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973 (University of California Press, 2011), and with Gregory Whitehead of Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde(MIT Press, 1992).

He is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and Warhol Foundation, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground