Articles by sound artists, composers, performers and teachers discussing contemporary practice - you can also browse our archive of all blog articles
by Cat Hope
Art music practice in today's Australia is a rich and diverse field, and pathways to the profession via education and further professional development are fluid and varied. The language we use, on the other hand, doesn't accurately reflect our contemporary practice. We also need to be able to communicate effectively with those outside our sector. This is why the AMC is commissioning a series of articles about being a composer today, for publication over spring and summer 2017-2018.
Article by Cat Hope is the third one in the series.
by Stephen Adams
ABC Classic FM's New Waves podcast celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. Ten years ago, ABC podcasts were largely talk programs, but New Waves was always going to be a bit different. The very first podcasts were six commissioned studio works exploring the idea of opera and the Orpheus myth. Some years later, at the end of 2014, when major changes across the ABC led to loss of staff and programs at ABC Classic FM, including Julian Day's New Music Up Late, the podcast proved invaluable as an on-going dedicated space for Australian experimental works, sound art and Australian contemporary classical music at the ABC.
Stephen Adams of ABC Classic FM's Australian Music Unit has been instrumental in the success of New Waves from the start. This blog article is an extract of a longer one...
by Australian Music Centre
ABC Classic FM is again celebrating the annual Australian Music Month, with more room on the airwaves for broadcasts and concerts of Australian works. Simultaneously, the now 10-year-old New Waves podcast celebrates its birthday by adding to its already impressive track record of documenting and making available brand-new Australian works, from premieres and other performances to festival specials, interviews and content from the ABC's archives
by Andrián Pertout
Andrián Pertout travelled to Kazan, in Tatarstan, Russia, for the premiere of his work Entropia (2016-2017) by the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra.
by Jason Noble
Clarinettist Jason Noble explains his journey to making a solo album. Chi's Cakewalk is just out, featuring an all-Australian program of works for clarinet/bass clarinet, with or without piano/percussion
by Aristea Mellos
Aristea Mellos writes about her involvement in pianist Bernadette Harvey's Sonata Project, and how embracing the sonata form took some soul-searching. Three new sonatas - by Mellos, Melody Eötvös and Jane Stanley - will be premiered as part of this program on 11 November 2017 in Sydney, along with a work by Ross Edwards.