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A successful visit to Geneva, Switzerland for the inaugural Multi-Mod Festival saw Anthony Garcia present new compositions inspired by the Australian landscape, people and culture. The conference was centered in the notion of multi-modernities, a term borrowed from the social sciences, as a way of framing a discussion about the diverse interpretations different cultures and cultural fusions offer on this subject. The conference highlighted the importance of developing more fluid and open relationships between institutions of higher research and the communities they are designed to serve so real-life practical outcomes can enhance the lives of all peoples and cultures. SAO is perfectly poised to help translate the research into positive musical outcomes for schools and communities in Australia.