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by Peter Knight
Peter Knight writes about the 25-year old Australian Art Orchestra. To celebrate the milestone, the AAO is releasing a series of solo performance videos, with the first one just out, featuring clarinettist Aviva Endean. Aviva the Australian Art Orchestra's inaugural Associate Artist and has curated a series of events 'Art by Twilight' at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen, Melbourne - an event this coming Saturday will see her joined by the AAO's regular collaborator, turntablist Martin Ng.
by Gareth Belling
Collusion's choreographer and co-producer Gareth Belling writes about taking two new Australian chamber ballets to China. Turbine, with Thomas Green's music, can be seen again on home soil on 22 February
by Andrián Pertout
Andrián Pertout writes about his recent travels to Russia, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, as an invited guest of three different composer and music societies. Slightly overwhelmed by the attention - including police escorts and welcome ceremonies featuring horns and drums and girls handing out flowers - he attended performances of his music, delivered a paper and, when asked, gave spontatenous speeches in praise of hosts and wrote a letter to a president. He also visited a Tashkent metro station of personal significance, and bumped into Barry Conyngham in a food hall on Nevsky Prospect!
by Andrián Pertout
Andrián Pertout reports from the 2018 Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival and Conference in Taiwan where five of the AMC's artists represented Australia and the Melbourne Composers' League - the Australian member organisation of the ACL.
by Andrée Greenwell
Andrée Greenwell writes her project Gothic: a concert exploring expressions of European, Australian and American gothic from medieval to contemporary times. Gothic will be presented Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, on Friday 9 November and at the Playhouse, Melbourne Arts Centre, on 25 November
by Lewis Cornwell and Paul Terracini
Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra's Composer Workshops were initiated 15 years ago. At first annually, and every two years since 2012, three young or emerging composers have been selected to create an orchestral work which is then rehearsed, refined and recorded over the course of three workshop sessions. The process begins before the first workshop, with composers receiving detailed feedback on their drafts from the composer mentor.