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by Australian Music Centre
Ensemble Offspring, like just about every other performing ensemble, had to adjust to very different reality in 2020. With very limited live performance opportunities for much of the year, the musicians put some of their energies into recording and producing 12 solo works for online delivery. The 'Lone Hemispheres - Solo Sessions' series, sponsored by a grant from City of Sydney, features Australian works by Andrew Ford, Liza Lim, Cathy Milliken, Kate Moore, Alex Pozniak, Kate Neal and Christopher Tonkin.
by Amanda Harris
Amanda Harris's new book Representing Australian Aboriginal Music and Dance 1930-1970 (Bloomsbury 2020) takes a fresh look at the development of Australian musical culture by putting recent music and dance practices in a broad historical context.
by Jane Sheldon
Jane Sheldon's work poem for a dried up river will receive its Australian premiere at the Sydney Festival in January. She writes about the background and realisation of this fascinating work.
by Rae Howell
In December 2021, Rae Howell finds herself stranded in the UK, with a piano workshop as her safe haven. In the planning is also a series of works for solo piano, thanks to the inaugural MOMENTUM commission.
by Chris Williams
Chris Williams discusses two lockdown projects with the chamber choir SANSARA: an interactive audio-visual experience, a golden string, and the digital co-creation project re:create, both built from the opportunities of a crisis.