Articles by sound artists, composers, performers and teachers discussing contemporary practice - you can also browse our archive of all blog articles
by Alex Raineri
Pianist and composer Alex Raineri writes about the forthcoming premiere of bloodpaths on 29 November and 1 December as part of the Brisbane Music Festival (22 November - 18 December). In its second year, the annual festival - of which Raineri is artistic director - will feature ten performances, including the premiere of 28 new Australian works
by Sandra France
Canberra-based Sandra France talks about music and her new narrative song cycle Flight Memory - a narrative work about the Australian scientist David Warren, inventor of the black box flight recorder. The work will have its world premiere on 14-17 November at the Street Theatre in Canberra
by Margaret Koulaouzos
The Song Company's Nineteen to the Dozen program premiered on Tuesday 22 October in Sydney, and this exciting mix of early music and the brand-new is currently touring nationally. The brief to 19 participating composers was: no title, no words, and no explicit program note - i.e. to do without the usual handles for a composer of vocal or choral music. Each composer created a miniature soundworld from scratch, as a contract to 'old' works in the same program. For this article, The Song Company's Margaret Koulaouzos has compiled thoughts by seven of participating composers.
by Tos Mahoney
Tos Mahoney, artistic director of Tura New Music, explains what Kimberley Echoes is all about. You can catch Kimberley Echoes in eight events between 20 November to 3 December, from Darwin to New South Wales, Victoria and Canberra.
by Australian Music Centre
Visit the AMC online shop to find sheet music, digital sheet music, CD recordings, books, education kits and other products by and about our represented artists. We stock products by a variety of labels, including Move Records, Boosey & Hawkes, ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Rufus Records and plenty more.
by Nicole Murphy
Nicole Murphy writes about her participation in the 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival in Columbia, Missouri.