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30 November 2009

MODART broadcast: 5 December

MODART2009 composers with The Song Company's Roland Peelman Image: MODART2009 composers with The Song Company's Roland Peelman  

On Saturday 5 December at 10:30pm, ABC Classic FM's New Music Up Late will broadcast the final concert of MODART09, featuring new works by the nine young composers who participated in the MODART composer development project during the first half of this year. The project culminated in two concerts, organised in Melbourne and in Sydney in July. The world premieres were Alexandra Hay's (NZ) Dream Logic, Amy Bastow's 'It's Organic...With Soy', Mark Oliviero's - DOA, Melody Eötvös's The Intoxicated Poet, Lachlan Skipworth's Aida, King Pan Ng's (Hong Kong) With Empty Hands, Anthony Leigh Dunstan's Thin Skin, Rae Howell's Goodness Gracious! and James Rushford's Mirrors.

The program will also feature interviews with the artists about the works, about writing for voice and the MODART workshop process. Some interviews will also be included in the Classic FM Australian Music Unit's podcast series.

MODART is a biennial program, initiated by The Song Company and the Australian Music Centre. It provides opportunities for emerging composers to develop new work for voices.

Further links

Australian Music Centre - MODART09 (www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/about/modart)
ABC Classic FM - New Music Up Late (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/newmusic/)
ABC Classic FM - Australian Music Unit podcast feed (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/podcasts/feeds/amu.xml)
MODART 2009 - concert review on Resonate by Rachel Orzech
The Modart Diaries, part I - Lachlan Skipworth
The Modart Diaries, part II - Amy Bastow
The Modart Diaries, part III - Melody Eötvös
The Modart Diaries, part IV - Rae Howell
The Modart Diaries, part V - Mark Oliveiro
The Modart Diaries, part VI - Alexandra Hay
The Modart Diaries, part VII - Anthony Dunstan
The Modart Diaries, part VII - Lachlan Skipworth
The Song Company (www.songcompany.com.au)

The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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