Resonate Feature Articles
In-depth articles discussing issues relating to Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all feature articles.
by Me-Lee Hay
'I'm always drawn to sounds that are simultaneously beautiful yet dangerous and dark, and Conrad's story echoed these nuances', writes film composer Me-Lee Hay about her debut album soundtrack release for the biopic Heretic.
by Janice Black and Louise Denson
Louise Denson and Jan Black write about their large-scale work Cooktown Cantata to be premiered in Brisbane on 12 June 2021, with more performances to follow at Nature’s Powerhouse, Cooktown on 17-19 June 2021 during the Cooktown Discovery Festival.
by Cyrus Meurant
Cyrus Meurant writes about his recent work, including the song cycle Stray Birds, setting selections from the poem by the Bengali Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and a brand-new work The Crossing of a Sea, scheduled to premiere at the Melbourne Recital Centre on 9 June 2021 in a program by the Syzygy Ensemble.
by David John Lang
David John Lang writes about travelling around Australia with characters from Alison Lester's award-winning children's classic, and finding out that even a PhD can come in useful on a road journey.
by Loretta Palmeiro and Mark Isaacs
...sometimes it was as if we were figure-skating partners; or were being catapulted into outer space or through some kind of surreal landscape... writes saxophonist Loretta Palmeiro about making music, real-time, with pianist Mark Isaacs. The two artists had forged a strong collaborative relationship over several years of 'extemporising' sessions long before they made their first public appearance together in late 2017. In this article, Loretta and Mark experiment in collaborating in words, while talking about their music-making.
by Anni Heino
Nat Bartsch is an award-winning Australian pianist and composer who creates work that explores the space between classical and jazz genres. She has released seven recordings of original music, and toured domestically and internationally. She is releasing her next album, Hope, on 7 May. She was recently awarded the Merlyn Myer Commission at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and is currently touring as the pianist for Playschool!