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by Paul Stanhope
Stanhope writes about his Shards, Chorales and Dances, a 'terrible teenager of a work' forgotten on the bottom shelf for years through no fault of its own. The Australia Ensemble will premiere this 2002 work in Sydney on 15 September, along with music by Robert Davidson, Phillip Houghton, Schubert and Schumann
by Holly Harrison
Holly Harrison writes about her experience as a participant in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's Australian Composers' School, recently restructured into a 2-year program. We also asked her to give an update about her latest work, including a string quartet for the recent Melbourne Chamber Music Competition and a new work to be premiered by Ensemble Offspring on 29 September.
by Leah Blankendaal
Leah Blankendaal writes about a project in the Barossa, SA, involving the Sydney-based composer and sound artist Julian Day
by Anni Heino
Composer and 2018 Art Music Awards finalist Connor D'Netto is about to embark on a tour with his new duo called We Are Breathing, together with American cellist Ben Baker. In this Q & A, Connor gives us a little update about this, as well as his other recent activities. Projects currently on his composing desk include a string quartet, funded through APRA's Art Music Fund. You can catch Connor and Ben on 10 and 14 August in Brisbane, 18 August in Melbourne, and 25 August in Sydney as part of the Extended Play festival.
by Olivia Davies
Olivia Davies writes about her involvement in the Summers Night Project, presented by Tura New Music, Soundstream and Monash University, with the support of APRA AMCOS, the Australian Music Centre and Decibel New Music Ensemble
by Glenda Keam
The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a 96-year-old organisation with its roots in Europe, however in recent years and since various initiatives set in place during AMC's John Davis’s terms as ISCM's President (2008-2013), it has set about expanding to include and represent the international community more comprehensively.
In April 2020, New Zealand will welcome the ISCM delegation to Auckland and Christchurch...