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by Anni Heino
Composer and 2018 Art Music Awards finalist Connor D'Netto is about to embark on a tour with his new duo called We Are Breathing, together with American cellist Ben Baker. In this Q & A, Connor gives us a little update about this, as well as his other recent activities. Projects currently on his composing desk include a string quartet, funded through APRA's Art Music Fund. You can catch Connor and Ben on 10 and 14 August in Brisbane, 18 August in Melbourne, and 25 August in Sydney as part of the Extended Play festival.
by Olivia Davies
Olivia Davies writes about her involvement in the Summers Night Project, presented by Tura New Music, Soundstream and Monash University, with the support of APRA AMCOS, the Australian Music Centre and Decibel New Music Ensemble
by Glenda Keam
The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a 96-year-old organisation with its roots in Europe, however in recent years and since various initiatives set in place during AMC's John Davis’s terms as ISCM's President (2008-2013), it has set about expanding to include and represent the international community more comprehensively.
In April 2020, New Zealand will welcome the ISCM delegation to Auckland and Christchurch...
by Anni Heino
Listen to Me is a collection of songs, words and music made in response to the current debate in Australia about gendered violence, with creative input from a group of leading Australian female writers, artists and musicians. In this short Q & A interview, the project's instigator, composer Andrée Greenwell talks about the background and the realisation of Listen to Me.
by Cameron Lam
Are you a composer performing your own works? Has your work been performed live by someone else in the last year? If you’re an APRA AMCOS member, you earn royalties when your music is performed live. Yes, it’s true, you do!
To claim those sweet royalties, you need to submit Performance Reports by 31 July.
by Nicole Murphy
Nicole Murphy writes about her recent involvement in the Intimacy of Creativity program in Hong Kong, together with four other composer fellows from all over the world. In Australia, Muprhy has just been announced as the 2018 Emerging Composer Fellow of the Sydney-based Australia Ensemble. This new UNSW Fellowship comes with mentoring opportunities and a stipend of $10,000 enabling Nicole to write chamber music works as part of the Australia Ensemble's outreach program over 12 months.