Festival Program

Highlight Event

Kim Gordon: In Conversation

Sun 1 Sep, 4pm
The Capitol

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kim Gordon will no longer be appearing at the Festival and this event has been cancelled. 

Kim Gordon, one of the most important figures in rock music of the last three decades, is a co-founder of Sonic Youth and one half of guitar duo Body/Head. In addition to her music career, she has received international acclaim for her work as a visual artist, writer, actress, and designer. In this MWF showcase, she speaks with Fee B-Squared about her storied career.


1 hour


Session Artists

Fee B-Squared parallel parks like a demon! She’s also a loved and respected broadcaster after 14 years steering 3RRR’s Breakfasters, and now producing her own show Maps. Fee has also DJ’d for Spike Jonze, has a cherished MC role at Meredith Music Festival and has interviewed everyone from Kim Deal to Neil Finn.

Kim Gordon has been writing and performing experimental rock music for more than three decades, in addition to her work as a visual artist, writer, and designer. In 1981, she co-founded the band Sonic Youth, for which she sang and played guitar and bass. Kim's book of essays, Is It My Body?: Selected Texts, was published in 2014 on Sternberg Press. Her memoir, Girl In A Band, was published in 2015 to international acclaim and her visual art continues to be exhibited worldwide. Kim continues to perform solo improvisational shows as well as with Body/Head, a guitar duo with Bill Nace. She currently has her first solo North American Museum solo-exhibition at The Warhol Museum of Art, in Pittsburg and will open a show this July in Dublin at IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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