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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.


David Lumsdaine’s soundscapes

David Lumsdaine’s soundscapes

Michael Hooper writes about David Lumsdaine's soundscapes and reflects on the UK-based composer's profound influence on how he now experiences his own immediate sound environment of a Sydney suburb. This article celebrates Lumsdaine's 90th birthday on 31 October 2021. 


‘We Need to Hear Your Voices’: Understanding Gender Inequity in Screen Music

‘We Need to Hear Your Voices’: Understanding Gender Inequity in Screen Music

Women's Music for the Screen: Diverse Narratives in Sound, out this month from Routledge, is a new volume focusing exclusively on the work of screen composers who identify as female. The volume shines a light on those who have excelled internationally in their field, and the systemic gender bias that has made their path so difficult. The followin extracts from the book's editor Felicity Wilcox's introduction are published here by kind permission from the publisher. Please see the Routledge website for full information and to purchase copies (hard copy/ebook).


Disasters, homesickness and radio

Disasters, homesickness and radio

Berlin-based composer Thomas Meadowcroft makes music for the concert hall, theatre and radio. His latest radiophonic work, Talkback Burnback, will get its premiere broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur at 0.05am on 8 October CET (9:05am AEDT on 8 October). The work had its genesis in Meadowcroft's residency in rural New South Wales during the dramatic bushfire summer of 2019 - 2020. He is interviewed here by colleague, Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Southampton, Matthew Shlomowitz.


Margaret Brandman at 70: five decades of music as business and passion

Margaret Brandman at 70: five decades of music as business and passion

Composer, pianist and educator Margaret Brandman celebrates her 70th birthday this month. In this Q&A interview she talks about her many roles in music, her formative musical experiences and mentors, as well as about some of her major works.


Uncovered Ground

Uncovered Ground

With the release of Uncovered Ground (Move Records 2021), an album consisting entirely of her own chamber works, Felicity Wilcox shares some insights and explains why this was a good time to record a portrait album.


De Rerum Natura and Five Pali Songs: engaging with ancient texts

De Rerum Natura and Five Pali Songs: engaging with ancient texts

In this article composers and collaborators Peter McNamara and Brad Gill talk about engaging with ancient texts in two works, McNamara's De Rerum Natura and Gill's Five Pali Songs.


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