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16 August 2010

Music in the news - August 2010

Music in the news - August 2010

Topical links to Australian music-related items on the internet.

Jonathan Holloway to lead the Perth International Arts Festival - BBC Online 3 August 2010

'Jonathan Holloway, the artistic director of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, is to step down from his role to take up a new post in Australia...'

The universities - a sound connection with the world - Ben Byrne in RealTimeArts August-September 2010

'There is a rich history in Australia of vibrant and groundbreaking higher education programs that offer an alternative to the more traditional conservatoire education for young artsits and musicians...'

Richard Mills joins culture war over heritage - The Australian 6 August 2010

'It was supposed to be a discussion about the Australia Council's new "artistic vibrancy" policy. But composer Richard Mills has delivered instead an attack on what he perceives as a lack of respect from government for the "huge national resource constituted by the major performing arts organisations". Mills's essay, online next week at the Australia Council's website as part of a commissioned series...'

Arts, culture and different kinds of humbug - Inside Story 29 July 2010

'Culture and the arts have not featured prominently in this year's election campaign. That's a shame, writes Ben Eltham, because we badly need to debate cultural policies...'

Melbourne drops its model for arts school - The Australian 28 July 2010

'THE University of Melbourne has bowed to opposition from the arts community, students and staff by suspending plans to introduce the Melbourne Model at the Victorian College of the Arts and reversing its decision to merge it with music....'

Sir Charles Mackerras - classic interview - Gramophone 2 August 2010

'Five years ago James Jolly interviewed the conductor on his 80th birthday for Gramophone online...'

Art policies or not... or what? - The Music Show, ABC Radio National 7 August 2010

'We discuss where arts and culture stand in the political landscape as the Federal Election approaches. Guests: Michael Lynch, former head of the Sydney Opera House and London's Southbank, Ben Eltham, journalist and a Fellow with the Centre for Policy Development, and Richard Gill, music director for Victorian Opera, conductor, and long time advocate for quality music education.'

Arts Policy and the 2010 Election: Who Cares? - The Music Show, ABC Radio National 14 August 2010

'Marshall McGuire, Clare Bowditch, Graham Wood, Sandy Evans and Michael Kieran Harvey comment on the lack of arts/music vision and policies during the election campaign and the road beyond.'

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The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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