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by Hanli Botha and Christina Green
2016 has been busy for the Melbourne-based composer and songwriter Christina Green, with premieres from Sydney to New York, performances in two states of the No Excuses! suite - based on material contributed by women about their experiences of family violence - an installation, and a new song cycle...
by Holly Harrison
Composer and drummer Holly Harrison writes about her new work for Ensemble Offspring's Kontiki Racket microfestival in Sydney (12-13 November 2016), and her compositional process, involving a drumkit.
by Phoebe Green
Phoebe Green recently attended and participated in two new music gatherings, in Darmstadt and in Bendigo - both perhaps originally unlikely towns for being a center for contemporary, avant-garde, exploratory music - and both now magnets for music makers and listeners for a few short days at a time
by Australian Music Centre
David John Lang sees himself as a musical storyteller. The young Adelaide-based composer, now an Associate artist with the AMC, writes concert music that often has a strong narrative element. Nursery rhymes, wilderness adventures and even recipes have found their way into his music, and while audiences may be unsure what to expect stylistically (recent compositions have explored atonality, pastiche and minimalist processes), they know that there will be a story embedded in the music, probably hinted at in a carefully-crafted program note.
by Sean Foran
Sean Foran writes about his new album Frame of Reference, just out on Jazzhead and featuring a European lineup brought together for this project especially. Foran will be touring with this music in October in the UK and in Australia.
by Christopher Sainsbury
Footmarks is a modern dance work staged by the regionally-based Primal Dance Company and choreographer Alyssa Casey. The company is attached to the Lee Academy of Dance School, based on the Central Coast of NSW, and is the only full-time dance company in the region.