Alter Boy is a Queerlectro Pop group from Perth. This dance band queerifies religious iconography in a theatrical whirl of performance art, choreography and costume. Three of its members are Deaf/ Hard-of-Hearing and all songs are performed in Auslan (Australia Sign Language). Expect a sex-positive, queer euphoric slant on lobotomies, divorcing Jesus, dressing gay, death anxiety, penis envy and more. 

Alter Boy will be delivering a workshop on Accessibility in Music and Live Performance. The workshop will be presented by three fluent Auslan users so is Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing accessible. 

WORKSHOP: Music without Barriers – Accessibility in Music and Live Performance

Music Without Barriers will explore creative new ways of reaching Deaf and disabled audiences. Musicians can find themselves intimidated by accessibility, but we want to remind them that ‘attitude is everything’. The workshop will encourage bands, audiences, events managers, and venue operators alike to rethink “disability’ beyond the medical model, and to discuss how access can be of benefit to the music business, with an upsurge of new patrons entering and accessing spaces that were previously restricting or inaccessible. This workshop is Auslan accessible.