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by Stephen Adams
In May, the ABC created a commissioning fund to support Australian composers as the impacts of COVID-19 hit Australian musicians. It was a way to support performing musicians and composers in making new work during a period of massive upheaval. In July, 25 new works were commissioned through the Fresh Start Fund.
by Daniel Portelli
Daniel Portelli gives an overview of his recent paper (Leonardo Music Journal, MIT Press) and shares some of his recent creative engagements.
by Janine Marshman
ABC Classic's Digital Editor Janine Marshman gives a little summary of what is happening at the ABC during Australian Music Month.
by James Ledger
'Composing this album has had a profound impact on how I approach my other compositions', writes James Ledger about working on his new album of electronic music, Hypnagogia.
by Zoe Knighton
In this article, cellist of the Flinders Quartet, Zoe Knighton, talks about working with Deborah Cheetham on the Yorta Yorta composer's new work Bungaree. A videoed conversation between Zoe and Deborah, embedded in this article, forms part of the latest in our series of 13 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions, initiated by the AMC in response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Quartet also developed and recorded the first movement of the work as part of the project. A premiere of Bungaree will take place in Melbourne on 25 November.
by Tristan Coelho
Tristan Coelho writes about his and Emily Granger's recent residency in Mount Wilson, in the NSW Blue Mountains, and several new works that were planned and realised there.