The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Music Week


A day-long symposium of music panels, talks and performances.

Join Melbourne Music Week (MMW) for a day-long symposium of panels and talks, including a digital international keynote by Berlin-based musician and composer Holly Herndon. Individual sessions or full-day passes (to all Protopia events) are available within each event at checkout.

1–2.30pm Protopia Panel: Second Nature
Featuring: Alice Skye + Bridget Chappell + Sezzo Snot + hosted by Xan Coppinger
Join our eclectic spread of interdisciplinary panellists to talk about creating your own universe and fostering connection.

3.30–4.45pm Protopia Panel: Future Tense
Featuring: Alexander Powers + Corin Ileto + Eleanor Nalyiri Dixon + hosted by Shaad D’Souza
In this panel event, our stellar group of local and national artists will dissect what it means to explore temporality through technology and music.

5.45–6.45pm Protopia Presentation: Holly Herndon
Artist and composer Holly Herndon will join us for a hybrid presentation streaming live into the Theatre joined by Rupert Parry hosting in-person.
Speaking on the themes of interdependence, communal IP and voice ownership, collaborating with AI, singing through computers and using technology to encode meaning and memory. This session is supported by the Goethe-Institut.

8.15–9.30pm Protopia Performance: CORIN
Join acclaimed Filipina-Australian electronic producer, composer, and performer Corin Ileto as she takes to the stage.

Aboriginal peoples are invited to receive free tickets to this event, in recognition of sovereignty. For more information email

Presented as part of Melbourne Music Week.