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by Christina Green and Hanli Botha
In less than four years, Tilde New Music Festival has grown from a small event into a 12-hour, multi-stage extravaganza of new and experimental music. The festival will take place on three stages on 21 January, offering dozens of Australian performers as well as composer from the emerging to the established. One of the emerging names is the Sydney-based Hanli Botha - an artist and writer working across multiple strands.
by Vincent Giles
Tilde New Music Festival has been steadily growing in scope since we started in 2014 with the mini-festival. 2017 will be our biggest festival ever, which is partly made possible by the newly-revamped Testing Grounds in Melbourne’s Southbank, which now includes multiple spaces and all kinds of great new infrastructure that we never had before. We will be running three stages for 12 hours on 21 January, so there will always be something to see and hear, and many of these performances are free.
by Andrián Pertout
Andrián Pertout reports from the 2016 Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival & Conference / ‘Asia-Europe’ New Music Festival in Vietnam.
by Leah Blankendaal
It’s been five months since I moved from Melbourne to Adelaide. When I arrived in July there was one question everyone asked. ‘Have you met Gabriella?’ Sure enough, Gabriella Smart, the driving force at the centre of Soundstream, was one of the first people I met. She is also one of the greatest champions of new music in this city. It wasn’t long before she had me playing improv gigs as a part of the Soundstream ‘Blue Touch’ series. She encouraged me to enter the Soundstream Emerging Composers’ Forum. When I was accepted into the EFC she took samples of my work to radio interviews.
by Tim Hansen
Tim Hansen writes about his major undertaking of the past two years - he has just finished writing an introductory online course to composer's craft for Soundfly. The course uses as examples music by many of Tim's fellow Australian composers, including Amanda Cole, Melody Eötvös, Chris Williams and Julian Day.
by Hilary Kleinig
Cellist and Artistic Director Hilary Kleinig writes about the Zephyr Quartet's program 'Arrivals', presented this month in Western Australia and South Australia. See also: details of forthcoming performances in the South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide, on 17-20 November (AMC Calendar).