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by Australian Music Centre
In 2020, in response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMC has commissioned thirteen artists and teams to create new works and online presentations under the banner of the prestigious Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. One of the first projects to be made public, is 'Make Wind' by Arcadia Winds and composer Lachlan Skipworth. For more Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions, please see the project page.
by Alice Chance
In 2020, in response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMC has commissioned thirteen artists and teams to create new works and online presentations under the banner of the prestigious Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. The first project to be launched is Until We Gather Again by Alice Chance, created in collaboration with the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus under the direction of Michelle Leonard OAM.
by Alice Humphries
I love going to concerts. Experiencing music in that moment, sitting in a room with performers and audience. That moment of silence at the end of a performance, just before the applause, is a strangely melancholic moment. It's over. Live music is a durational art - once the last echo fades, you can't go back.
Live music is a wonderful thing.
So, in this brave new world of music streaming and instant gratification, why release an album?
by Rama Parwata
Rama Parwata gives an overview of The Make It Up Club in this time of pandemic. Curated evenings of recorded premieres can be watched on the Youtube Channel every Tuesday at 8pm AEST - the next club night on 2 June features Miranda Hill + Alice Bennett, Shane Van Den Akker, Clinton Green and the Isolation Improvisation Collective.
by Andrew Ford
I always tell student composers they should have a plan before they start a big project. They can change direction later, but setting off on a long journey with no notion of your destination is seldom a good idea.
I've just failed to take my own advice. I am currently composing music without quite knowing what I'm doing or why I'm doing it, let alone where I'm headed. I'm writing hymns. Well, sort of.
by Brad Gill
Brad Gill writes about a new release by Sideband, featuring works by Gill, Elizabeth Younan, Peter McNamara, Sarah Elise Thompson and Kezia Yap