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by Chris Williams
Chris Williams writes about his involvement in writing incidental music for a creative writing and performance project Convict Monologues by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the staff, volunteers and inmates from Risdon Prison. The invitation-only first performance of Convict Monologues will take place on 8 November.
by Harry Sdraulig
Harry Sdraulig writes about his new work Crossway for the Zelman Symphony concert on 17 September. The program commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, with music by Sdraulig, Kats-Chernin and Shostakovich
by Belinda Webster
When Tall Poppies records are being prepared, Belinda Webster usually sits in the producer's chair - as well as wearing a number of other hats to do with running a record company. The new Sandy Evans album Rockpoolmirror is a little bit different for her, as on this occasion she had an additional creative role: the rock pools of the title are those captured in Belinda's nature photoraphy - the inspiration behind Evans's music.
by Natalie Williams
The School of Music at the Australian National University in Canberra hosts an innovative research conference 'Women in the Creative Arts' on 10-12 August 2017. This event highlights the creative work of women in music, film, dance, theatre, visual art and literature.
by Connor D'Netto
Connor D'Netto writes about his Argo concert series, and particularly about two events taking place in Brisbane as part of the Queensland Music Festival in July. 'To the Earth', on 8 July, takes its audience undergound to the Spring Hill Reservoir, while 'To the Sky', on 9 July, embraces the Universe through its venue, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.
by Kirsty Beilharz
Music Remembers Me - Connection and Wellbeing in Dementia is written for carers supporting people living with dementia: spouses/partners, loved ones, daughters, sons; the pastoral and social workers, home carers in the community; care staff in nursing homes; and friends. The aim of this book is to put in carers’ hands both practical ways to enjoy music with the people they love, and some of the background from science and experience that helps understand the experience of a person with dementia holistically.