Articles by sound artists, composers, performers and teachers discussing contemporary practice - you can also browse our archive of all blog articles
by Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Tim Rutherford-Johnson writes about his new book Music after the Fall, just published by the University of California Press.
by Andrián Pertout
Andrián Pertout reports from the 2017 XVII Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Chile - we also asked him to include some detail about his impressive track record in achieving orchestral performances in Chile
by Jason Sweeney
'The task of seeking out quiet spaces in cities is a bit like making a musical score of locational "dots" which represent where those pauses in the city are and a map of how to find them. When I am in cities I will head down laneways or between buildings just to find out what those spaces feel like, to be still, be present, to breathe', writes Jason Sweeney about his continuing quest for quiet spaces. His book Quiet Ecology is just out
by Rhoderick McNeill
Rhoderick McNeill writes about his new book The Music of Carl Vine, just out on Wildbird Music.
by Hanli Botha and Christina Green
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.