Celebrating success

Academic studies at Flinders have informed an exciting electro-art pop project, while outstanding congress presentations and distinguished service to physical education have been recognised with significant awards for Flinders people.

Academic principles inspire debut album

Dr Patrick Lang

Dr Patrick Lang, from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, is part of Adelaide electro-art pop project Only Objects, which will soon release its debut album The Nostomanic Cypher: An Illuminated Pandemonium in 9 Metanarratological Paroxysms. The album is based on a series of academic principles that Dr Lang proposed in the paper Composing Musical (Meta)Narratives: Album Renewal through Ergodicity, which was presented at the 10th Annual Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) conference at RMIT University in 2019.

The album was produced by rising Adelaide producer Mario Späte (who has worked with Montaigne, Megan Washington and Tkay Maidza) and is a heady mix of bombastic, dramatic synth-pop, clattering electro-indie-punk and confessional songwriting.

The Nostomanic Cypher: An Illuminated Pandemonium in 9 Metanarratological Paroxysms will be released independently on vinyl and digital on Friday 8 October, and will feature artwork and design by regular collaborator Jesse Miles.

After a two-year absence from performing, Only Objects will make its return to the stage on Friday 15 October for a special launch event at The Lab. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

President’s Award for physical education expert

Associate Professor Shane Pill, from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, has been awarded the 2021 ACHPER(SA) President’s Award, in recognition of his distinguished service to the field of physical education. He received the award at the Australia Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (SA Branch) Annual General Meeting. ACHPER (SA) is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation that promotes active and healthy living, through programs, services and information for the education sites and their communities.

Honours student delivers outstanding presentation

Adrienne Gooden

Honours student Adrienne Gooden, from the College of Science and Engineering, was awarded the Gilbert P. Whitley Memorial Student Award for best presentation (junior category) during last week’s World Fisheries Congress. This event – the largest fisheries conference in Australia – is conducted every four years and attended by 1200 delegates from 61 countries, including more than 200 students.

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