22 April 2020
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Sonny Chua has gained a reputation for producing exciting and imaginitive repertoire for all ages and levels of playing. His music is loved by teachers, students and parents. This compilation includes favourites like Day in the life of T-Rex, Gangster Suite and Waltz it all about?
In addition, selected CD releases featuring music by Nigel Westlake are available to order online here.
After the success of the piano album Piano Village, Elena Kats-Chernin presents a new book: Unsent love letters is a tribute to the eccentric genius Erik Satie. In his Paris apartment, dozens of unsent love letters were found after his death. Elena Kats-Chernin now sends these letters in 26 meditative and passionate piano miniatures.
Composer Rosalind Carlson writes about her 2002 duo work Australian bushfire for violin and piano:
'This music is somewhat volatile, for I am tracing the course of the bushfire from its inception in the distance to its devastating damage as it passes in fury. Then the crying of the land once the fire passes, and the future renewal of the bush that will follow in time, with the regrowth of new shoots.
'As a child our family lived in the bush. Each summer I witnessed bushfires at close range. It was one of the most dramatic happenings in my young life. The smell of the fire would first alert us... '
On the Verge - Mind Over Matter is a new Australian education resource that provides a Years 7-12 approach for the detailed study of recently composed Australian music. It uses a case-study centric structure combined with a wide range of tasks that enable teachers to develop activities that showcase the variety, interest and unique facets of new Australian music culture.
Issue 1 covers case studies in the musical styles of popular music (Canberra Won't Be Calling Tonight - Client Liaison), thrash metal (Nuclear Strike on the Vatican - Head in a Jar), chamber duo (Velvet - Kate Moore) and interactive media installation (Psychic Synth - Pia Van Gelder).
Welcome to Echo
Echo (BETA) is a perfect tool for online study of Australian music. Explore Australia's music ecosystem. Discover the connections that shape music in Australia today. Access dynamic learning resources for the virtual classroom.
Echo is a new online learning platform, developed by the Australian Music Centre (AMC), offering new perspectives through the AMC's living collection of scores, recordings, education resources and aggregated media. Echo offers users access to five FREE digital kits (more to be added very shortly) and links to four physical kits and senior secondary school instrumental repertoire lists, all of which is contextualised by a subset of data generated from the AMC's database. This evolving database includes information about AMC's 750+ Represented and Associate artists.
Music made from loops / a FREE Digital Kit
Explore diverse approaches to making music from loops by Barney McAll, Crush Crush and Paul Kelly and James Ledger. Create your own composition inspired by a plethora of looped ideas ranging from a driving rhythmic motif reflective of a poem, to broken techno rhythms alongside repeated piano and vocal cells, to experiments with voice, clarinet and low-fi samples.
Creative intersections / a FREE Digital Kit
Why and how do musicians collaborate with one another? What does it sound like when diverse musical worlds collide? Uncover the result of creative intersections between Elena Kats-Chernin and improvising band Frock, and Sarah Hopkins and innovative Icelandic artist Björk. Compose your own creative response by expanding and exploring the processes and ideas behind these unique partnerships.
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Recorded in Berlin, Brisbane and Tev Aviv, this is a truly international recording. Composer Cathy Milliken recorded improvised duets with each musician and then took these recordings into a studio where she created a long musical narrative from the duet resources. The composer says, 'Gertrude Stein was inspired by the cubist painters, layering repeating images, to create a sort of three-dimensional imagery. It has a type of mesmerising effect that goes beyond the words. I was interested in seeing whether the texts stand out or merge with the music; I feel they do both.'
Building on the success of their first first Women of Note album in 2019, ABC Classic has released the second volume in their now-annual celebration of Australia's female composers. This double CD compilation includes two world premiere recordings by Indigenous Australian composers - Yorta Yorta woman, opera singer, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham, and Yuwaalaraay composer Nardi Simpson who gives us Wilga's Last Dance, honouring the only traditional melody from her people that was ever recorded.
There are also other world premiere recordings of music by Miriama Young, Mary Finsterer and Ella Macens, alongside much-loved pieces like Punch by Katy Abbott, Wild Swans suite by Elena Kats-Chernin & Village fair by Miriam Hyde.
Dancing to the Tremors of Time : Surrealist piano music from Australia's East Coast / Michael Kieran Harvey, piano
Michael Kieran Harvey performs new works by seven Australian composers, including Brendan Collins, Elliott Gyger and Don Kay. A collection of music reflecting the art of Mona - eclectic, surreal and powerful.
Bridge of Dreams / Sirens Big Band, Sandy Evans, Shubha Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan, Sudhir Nayak, Bobby Singh
Bridge of Dreams is an epic musical work celebrating the creative dialogue between an exceptional group of musicians from India and Australia: Sandy Evans (composition/musical director/saxophone soloist), Shubha Mudgal (composition/voice), Aneesh Pradhan (composition/tabla), Sirens Big Band (led by Jessica Dunn), Sudhir Nayak (harmonium), and Bobby Singh (tabla). The work is co-composed by Sandy Evans, Aneesh Pradhan and Shubha Mudgal.
> Read the Sydney Morning Herald review of this album.
Bushfire dreams : Australian string quartets by Conyngham, Greenbaum, Gyger and Abbott / Ormond String Quartet
Four string quartets by Melbourne composers performed by the Ormond Quartet, resident at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music between 2016 and 2018. Lotte Betts-Dean joins the quartet for the performance of Katy Abbott's work.
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