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The latest news articles discussing Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all news articles.

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Film festival exposure for 'Audible Lockdown' by Reynolds & Polke

Film festival exposure for 'Audible Lockdown' by Reynolds & Polke

Ania Reynolds and Carl Polke's Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commission Audible Lockdown is creating a buzz in international short film festival circles. The themes of this first lockdown are closely related to another brand-new work, and a third lockdown piece is currently in the planning. 

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Australia Council Fellowship to Ros Bandt; funding for projects and streamed concerts

Australia Council Fellowship to Ros Bandt; funding for projects and streamed concerts

Australia Council's latest grant round includes signigicant funding for several Australian music projects, as well as important initiatives in the field of live-streamed concerts.

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Service update - summer 2021

Service update - summer 2021

The AMC is now open for business after our short holiday break. Physical orders received since late December will be posted as soon as possible -  please note that because of the COVID-19 situation in NSW,  we are only able to access our printing facilities in Ultimo from Tuesday 12 January, and for limited hours only. Orders will be supplied on a ‘first come first served’ basis. This unfortunately means delays in print music orders, and access to physical library loans will also be limited. We apologise for these delays and look forward to being fully functional as soon as possible.

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Resignation of AMC's John Davis

Resignation of AMC's John Davis

After 32 years of outstanding service to the Australian Music Centre and the communities it serves, CEO John Davis has tendered his resignation.

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Sunny Kim's Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address - a focus on collaboration

Sunny Kim's Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address - a focus on collaboration

The second Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 2020 was presented online on 8 December by Sunny Kim - a Korean-born singer and improviser. Drawing from her personal experience as a collaborating artist in a global setting, she encouraged other artists to dare to have courage to explore and to build long-term relationships. A significant part of the Address focused on her own collaboration with Yolngu song man Daniel Wilfred, nurtured over years of engagement in the Australian Art Orchestra's Creative Music Intensive program.

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ISCM World New Music Days 2021 in China - call for works

ISCM World New Music Days 2021 in China - call for works

The ISCM World New Music Days 2021 will take place in Shanghai and Nanning, China, on 17-25 September 2021. As the Australian section of the ISCM, the Australian Music Centre is looking for works to include in their official submission. 

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AMC's Christmas/New Year break

AMC's Christmas/New Year break

The AMC will be open until noon on 24 December, reopening at 9am on Monday 4 January. 

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2020 Screen Music Awards - winners

2020 Screen Music Awards - winners

Winners of the 2020 Screen Music Awards include the AMC-represented artists Amanda Brown and Nerida Tyson-Chew, recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award. The 2020 Screen Music Awards were held on Tuesday 1 December as a virtual event - the ceremony will remain available for watching for about a month via the APRA AMCOS YouTube Channel.

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2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address by Sunny Kim on 8 December

2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address by Sunny Kim on 8 December

The second Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address for 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address by Sunny Kim will be streamed online on the AMC's Youtube Channel at 6pm AEDT on 8 December. 

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Classical:NEXT Encore online event series

Classical:NEXT Encore online event series

Classical:NEXT's 'Encore' online event series offers networking opportunities as well as useful sessions about topics including developments in streaming, connecting with the media, working with podcasts and various COVID-related innovations. On Monday 30 November there's an opportunity for structured Zoom networking... 

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Nerida Tyson-Chew to receive the Distinguished Services to Australian Screen Award

Nerida Tyson-Chew to receive the Distinguished Services to Australian Screen Award

Nerida Tyson-Chew has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award. This honour will be presented to her at the 2020 Screen Music Awards, a virtual event that will be streamed online to a global audience on Tuesday 1 December. The annual Screen Music Awards are presented by APRA AMCOS in conjunction with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). The ceremony acknowledges excellence and innovation in the field of screen composition.

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2020 Albert H. Maggs Award to Nigel Westlake

2020 Albert H. Maggs Award to Nigel Westlake

Composer Nigel Westlake has won the 2020 Albert H. Maggs Composition Award with his String Quartet no. 3 Sacred Sky (2019). Presented annually by the University of Melbourne, the Maggs Award is provided as a commission to create a new musical work of a substantial nature.

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APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund returns in 2021

APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund returns in 2021

The APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund is again open for applications, with a simplified application process and a pool of $50K (10 grants of $5,000 each) available for the creation of a new, commissioned work.

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MOMENTUM III Sue W COVID-19 Special Commission winners: Anne Cawrse, Nicole Murphy, Elizabeth Younan

MOMENTUM III Sue W COVID-19 Special Commission winners: Anne Cawrse, Nicole Murphy, Elizabeth Younan

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Music Centre are delighted to announce the winners of the three MOMENTUM III - Sue W COVID-19 Special Commissions, generously sponsored by Mrs Sue Willgoss and Associate Professor Richard Willgoss.The three artists to receive a $3,200 commission each are Anne Cawrse, Nicole Murphy and Elizabeth Younan. 

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Create NSW pulls funding from Regional Arts NSW

Create NSW pulls funding from Regional Arts NSW

Create NSW is pulling funding from Regional Arts NSW within two years, the Sydney Morning Herald revealed this week. The current funding of the peak body, amounting to $455,000 annually, will be distributed among its partner organisations

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