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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.


Insight: Stolen

Insight: Stolen

Nicole Murphy writes about Stolen - a 45-minute work for solo electric guitar and chamber ensemble that forms part of the folio of works for her PhD at the University of Queenland. Stolen grew from its beginnings - a 7-minute work premiered at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in June 2014 - into its current form through a collaboration with a dedicated group by North American musicians


Insight: the Hour of the Flute

Insight: the Hour of the Flute

Writing for the flutes has been evolving into a major thread in my composing for more than a decade. This has been possible thanks to having the honour to collaborate with some of the finest flautists specialising in new music, including Ewa Liebchen and Rafał Jędrzejewski, who make up a Warsaw-based duo called Flute o’clock. In June this year, Polish new music label Bôłt Records released a CD, entitled Glimmer, with all my flute works to date, recorded by the duo...


Travels in hyper-reality

Travels in hyper-reality

Liza Lim writes about her life as a traveller-artist, and her new works, born out of encounters during these travels. How Forests think for sheng and ensemble will be premiered by Wu Wei and the ELISION Ensemble on 3 September at BIFEM. Ronda - The Turning World will be premiered by Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt in February 2017. This article was originally published on the composer's website and is reproduced on Resonate with permission.


Moya Henderson - international, yet intensely Australian

Moya Henderson - international, yet intensely Australian

'Without intense feeling in the composer, it is unlikely that the music will exert the appropriate influence', argues composer Moya Henderson. Her long-term friend, John Carmody, gives an overview of the rich and varied work of the 75-year-old composer.


Insight: Improvising and composing for The NOISE

Insight: Improvising and composing for The NOISE

Composer Paul Cutlan has a strong background in jazz and improvisation - in this Insight article he writes about employing improvisation in his recent composed works for The NOISE string quartet. 'Delegation of authorship and creative responsibility can give performers more of a sense of personal investment in a work', he writes, while 'composition in the traditional sense affords the luxury of reflection and revision, as well as large-scale design'.

Read more 'Insight' articles by the AMC's Represented and Associate artists (Scoop.it).


Rediscovering Australian women composers of piano music

Rediscovering Australian women composers of piano music

Jeanell Carrigan's latest project has uncovered a treasury of works for piano, written by Australian women active as composers, pianists and music educators in the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century. Three volumes of piano music, including CD recordings of the works, are now available from the AMC Shop. A selection of this beautiful repertoire is also available as a separate CD Nostalgia - Piano Music by Australian Women


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