AMPlify is the AMC's brand-new framework of artist development programs, being developed in close collaboration with APRA AMCOS, as well as other key partners.
The AMPlify framework will cover in a holistic way the value chain from the creation of work to its presentation and dissemination, including: the creation of new works through cross-genre and cross-artform and collaborations, creative development in partnership with festivals, venues, and artist-in-residence locations. Reaching out for new audiences is an important part of AMPlify. The emphasis will not be solely on live performance, as other mediums such as radio broadcast or digital disseminations will also form an important part of programs under the AMPlify umbrella.
Projects will combine the concepts of workshop, laboratory, playground, and masterclass. AMPlify embraces not only composers and sound artists, but also curators and producers, to broaden the scope of development opportunities to these artists whose skills are increasingly required for art music to reach its full potential.
The involvement of a broad range of key partners is a key factor in the development and implementation of the AMPlify framework. Further details about individual programs and AMPlify partnerships will be released as programs proceed to a stage where expressions of interest can be sought from artists.
AMPlify GERMANY, announced in November 2016, is a partnership between the Australian Music Centre and the APRA AMCOS SongHubs program. It provides an opportunity for a composer/creative musician with professional experience and standing to work with the German jazz artist Julia Kadel, creating new work/s for live presentation, with the potential for recording outcomes. The successful applicant, composer and sound artist Julian Day, spent a period of time collaborating with Kadel in Berlin in October 2017.
AMPlify Indigenous Composer Initiative
AMPlify Indigenous Composer Initiative, announced in September 2016, is a partnership between the Australian Music Centre, Moogahlin Performing Arts, APRA AMCOS, the Australian National University School of Music and Ensemble Offspring. It aims at supporting and mentoring emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander composers in new music and jazz. In 2019, this initiative will be superseded by a new program Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers
AMPlify TRANCE is the first edition of AMPlify, announced in October 2015. A partnership between the AMC and the APRA AMCOS SongHubs program, AMPlify TRANCE provided an opportunity for experienced art music composers / creative musicians to work with trance artist MaRLo.
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