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by Andrea Keller
This article originally appeared in Andrea Keller's monthly newsletter (released on June 3, 2021) - it has been been extended and adapted for Resonate, offering a glimpse into the reality of one musician living through the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne, Australia.
by Charlie Sdraulig
Charlie Sdraulig introduces ELISION's Performance Series, a collection of videos featuring artists and composers closely connected with the ensemble. One important function of this series has been to support the artistic connection within ELISION's circle during times of isolation - as well as producing artistic results of the highest degree.
by Amanda Cole
'I decided to take the plunge, live dangerously and give the school choir commission a go', writes composer Amanda Cole about an exciting project that took her far out of her comfort zone. Flowers, Birds is a setting of a poem by Nicole, a Year 6 primary school student from Nowra, South Coast of NSW. The work can be heard as part of the immersive Sonic Sites performance at Bundanon Homestead on Thursday 17 June, with Ensemble Offspring, local musicians (notably the Nowra East Primary School Choir and the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra), language custodian Jacob Morris, composers Alice Chance (as conductor & singer), Brenda Gifford, Damian Barbeler, Bree van Reyk, Amanda Cole and Tristan Coelho.
by Daniel Portelli
Daniel Portelli takes a close look at Decibel New Music's 2 Minutes from Home series of video works, published online over the second half of 2020. Artists featured in the series were Louise Devenish, Daniel Thorpe, Lionel Marchetti, Gail Priest, Erik Griswold, Lindsay Vickery, Dominic Flynn, Jon Rose, Marina Rosenfeld, Cat Hope, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Stuart James, Thembi Soddell, Aaron Wyatt, Pedro Alvarez, J.G. Thirwell, Amanda Stewart, Tristen Parr, Cathy Milliken, and Haruka Hirayama - with bonus video by Karl Ockelford. All videos are available on the website, accompanied with rich supporting documentation.
by Cameron Lam
Composer and Kammerklang artistic director Cameron Lam writes about a new concert series, based on an open call for scores, with the aim of uncovering underperformed Australian works.
by Marián Budoš
'Confessions at the Palau’ is a new collaborative project by Canberra-based composer Marián Budoš, premiering at the iconic Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona on 21 April 2021. Postponed by a year due to Covid-19, this project features Barcelona-based Australian guitar virtuoso Jacob Cordover and the Orchestra of the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona.