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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
by Melissa Doecke and Benjamin Opie
What I love about Inventi Ensemble is that we are constantly looking for new ways to innovate and share music. Since the restrictions on social gatherings were put in place we have been finding new opportunities for musicians, and also coming up with new, socially responsible ways of looking at sharing music...
by Australian Music Centre
This week, the AMC, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, and a fine delegation of Australians were meant to be in Rotterdam for the Classical:NEXT 2020 industry event. The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the event by a full year, and instead Classical:NEXT is now running a series of online panels, talks, events and meet-ups this week.
A much-awaited highlight, the annual Innovation Awards will be streamed online, and Australians have a particular reason to tune in...