Resonate Feature Articles
In-depth articles discussing issues relating to Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all feature articles.
by Tom Vincent
Composer-pianist Tom Vincent writes about the art of forming and playing in a jazz ensemble. His Tom Vincent Quartet Morphic Resonance Project is touring nationally in April-May.
by Naomi Johnson
How much are our major organisations doing for Australian music? Naomi Johnson - a flautist, Mmus student and this year's Words About Music fellow (AYO) - takes a close look at 2013 concert programs.
by John McCaughey
'It is often said that music is non-specific in its meanings - which is its power and its limitation, and sometimes its danger. Because of that vagueness, it is quite common to look for clues in the life and personality and times of the composer, in order to understand and explain a piece of music more fully. No one here needs convincing that Laurie's personality was all around us in audible form.' John McCaughey spoke these words some months ago in a eulogy delivered at the composer Lawrence Whiffin's funeral in November 2012. McCaughey has kindly made this eulogy available for publication on Resonate.
by John Honey
Don Kay, the Tasmanian-based composer of concertos, symphonies, vocal, choral as well as chamber music, turns 80 on 25 January 2013. John Honey, Kay's collaborator and friend, writes about the major works the pair have completed over the past couple of years: two song cycles - Aspects of the vine and Bird Songs - and the opera The Bushranger's Lover.
by Cat Hope
Composer and sound artist Cat Hope writes about the process of slowly finding her own, unique way of creating scores for performances of her music. Hope is curating an exhibition of graphic scores, Drawn from Sound, in Perth in March 2013 - more information and call for works (deadline 30 January).
by Stephen Adams
Stephen Adams's article about Peggy Glanville-Hicks and her opera Sappho was originally published on the ABC Classic FM website at the time of the broadcast premiere of the opera on 4 November 2012. It includes an interview with the young Australian conductor Jennifer Condon, whose tireless efforts to organise a premiere for Sappho finally bore fruit when a concert performance and a recording of the opera took place in Lisbon, Portugal in the year of the composer's centenary - Peggy Glanville-Hicks would have turned 100 on on 29 December 2012. Adams's article is republished on Resonate with permission.