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Dr Kiley Gaffney

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Music

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Name
Dr Kiley Gaffney
Position(s)
Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Music
Discipline *
Cultural Studies, Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Communication and Media Studies
Phone
+61 7 3138 3732
Fax
+61 7 3138 3735
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts with Honours (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA)
  • 4ZZZ board member (2010-2012)
  • IMP Labs -research centre of QUT
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background Kiley Gaffney is a lecturer and the Study Area Coordinator in the Music department of the Creative Industries faculty. She is a composer, musician and performer who released two albums, Bitter Fluff and Sweet Meat, through Warner Music during the 1990s and 2000s. She remains active in the local, national and international music community. Kiley’s doctoral thesis, Cosmopolitan Tendencies in Intersubjective Art, looked at the complex and paradoxical relations between advanced capitalism and cosmopolitanism. Her theoretical research is informed by cultural studies, critical theory, gender studies and affect theory. Kiley draws on both her critical training and creative experience in her teaching and research.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kiley Gaffney.

Teaching

2015-ongoing: Performance Studies area coordinator and lecturer

  • KMB250 Creative Performer 1
  • KMB251 Creative Performer 2
  • KMB350 Creative Performer 3
  • KMB351 Creative Performer 4

2014-ongoing: Music Study Area Coordinator (SAC)

2010-14: Developed, coordinated and taught the following units:

  • KMB122 Music and Sound Concepts I
  • KMB132 Music and Sound Concepts II
  • KMB200 Music Scenes and Subcultures
  • KMB215 Music Industry
  • KMB004 World Music

Kiley also contributes as a mentor to the Music course’s Creative Studio units.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kiley Gaffney.

Experience

Kiley was signed to WEA (Warner Music) in 1996 and released two albums:

  • Bitter Fluff (1996)
  • Sweet Meat (2001)

Performed and toured throughout Australia and internationally. Compositions included in the following soundtracks:

  • Dust off the Wings (1997)
  • Good Guys, Bad Guys (1998)
  • Sample People (2000)

Compositions included in the following compilations:

  • Core (1996)
  • To Hal and Bacharach (1998)

Recent musical commissions:

  • QAG GOMA 5th anniversary song (2011)
Musical composition installed in internationally exhibited artwork
  • The composition, Lachesis, installed within New York-based artist Jeff Gibson’s video artwork, Smoke (2010).
  • Exhibited at the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York City (2010).
Recent collaborative performances
  • Chicks on Speed at MONA FOMA (2013)

Recent collective performances

  • Lady Electronica (2010-2012), who we were awarded two competitive Australian Council grants and a competitive Arts Queensland grant
This information has been contributed by Dr Kiley Gaffney.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Awarded Vice Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Community
Reference year
2015
Details
2013 - ongoing. Industry liason, educational lisaon and community advocate for Sweet Freedom, a not for profit social organisation that uses participatory music-making to create and/or facilitate `community' for marginalised groups
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Arts Queensland Development and Presentation Grant awarded to the Lady Electronica collective to develop and stage the Lady Electronica Showcase in 2012. The five individuals of the Lady Electronica collective worked to develop individual works to showcase as a collective performance at the Judith Wright Centre in November 2012.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Australia Council for the Arts Performance and Presentation Grant awarded to the Lady Electronica collective to develop and stage the Lady Electronica Showcase in 2012. The five individuals of the Lady Electronica collective worked to develop individual works to showcase as a collective performance at the Judith Wright Centre in November 2012.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Australia Council for the Arts Artist Development Grant awarded to the Lady Electronica collective to develop and host the Lady Electronica Workshop Series in 2012. The Lady Electronica collective progressively hosted a number of music industry figures at QUT's Gasworks Studio, including Wally de Baaker (Gotye), Quan Yeomans (Regurgitator), Scott Horscroft (producer - Silverchair, The Presets, Birds of Tokyo, The Temper Trap, etc), to work closely with the collective's five members to help develop our production and songwriting skills.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
Awarded Women in Research grant.
Type
Publicly commissioned Artworks
Reference year
2011
Details
Commissioned to create a song to commemorate GOMA's fifth birthday celebrations.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
Invited speaker on the Music and DIY Nostalgia panel, UnConvention Conference, Brisbane
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2007
Details
Invited speaker, in conversation with Lindy Morrison on the state of Women in the Music Industry as part of Pig City Then and Now: A symposium on the Past, Present and Future of the Rock Music Industry at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Awarded Valedictorian - Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)