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10 January 2013

Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency to Julian Day

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The AMC's Associate artist Julian Day has been announced as the next composer in residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Paddington, Sydney. Composer, sound artist, leader of the synthesiser ensemble An Infinity Room (A.I.R) and co-director of Super Critical Mass, Julian Day is also known as the presenter of ABC Classic FM's New Music Up Late.

Much of Day's work is collaborative and site-specific. Recent works include Ascent for 100 flutes, Totem for skipping CDs, and Ceremony for multiple spatialised synthesisers. As part of his 12-month residency in the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, Julian Day will develop a series of works, including an amplified work for the Third Angle string quartet (US), a chamber sextet for Wild Rumpus (US), a new work for piano with playback to be performed by Zubin Kanga, a work for eight synthesisers for An Infinity Room, and a solo piano work for Lisa Moore.

In her will, composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks - whose centenary was celebrated on 29 December 2012 - bequeathed her house as a residence for composers. Since 1990, the house and residency program has been administered by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust. Extensive renovations of the house were completed in 2012, and applications for residencies were again invited. A significant change to earlier years was the grant of $20,000 that comes on top of the residency to cover living costs, on-costs, travel and administration.

The next round of the residency program will close on 22 July 2013, for residents for the 2014 calendar year. Applicants from a wide range of musical styles are encouraged to apply. Guidelines are available on the Australia Council for the Arts website.

AMC resources

Julian Day - AMC profile
'Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' House - residencies resume in 2013' - a news article on Resonate

Further links

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust
Australia Council for the Arts - 2014 Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency

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