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7 November 2008

Sandy Evans to present the PG-H address

Sydney // NSW // 01.12.2008

Sandy Evans & Peggy Glanville-Hicks Image: Sandy Evans & Peggy Glanville-Hicks  

The 10th annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks address will be presented by the saxophonist and composer Sandy Evans on 1 December in Sydney. This address is delivered every year by an outstanding advocate of Australian music and, in the spirit of the great composer it is named after, the speech aims at challenging the status quo and raising issues of importance in the world of today’s music.

Sandy Evans is an internationally renowned musician with a passion for improvisation and new music. Much of her work combines her background as a jazz musician with new ideas from other areas of music. She has written music for dance, theatre and film. Major works include Testimony about the life and music of Charlie Parker, with poetry by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Yusef Komunyakaa, and The Beatitudes for children’s choir and a 25-piece ensemble of young musicians.

She has won many awards, including the inaugural Bell Award For Australian Jazz Musician of The Year (2003), a Young Australian Creative Fellowship (colloquially known as the 'Baby Keating'), APRA Award for Jazz Composition of the Year, 2 Mo Awards and three ARIA Awards. She leads the Sandy Evans Trio, and co-leads GEST8 and Clarion Fracture Zone. She performs with Ten Part Invention, austraLYSIS, The Australian Art Orchestra, The catholics, Kim Sanders and Friends, SNAP, Waratah and MARA! She is also a dedicated teacher and the director of SIMA’s jazz improvisation workshops for young women.

Event details

New Music Network
10th Annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
presented by Sandy Evans
Monday 1 December 2008, 6pm
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
Info: Philippa Horn / New Music Network, tel. 0411 606 077
Bookings: (02) 8239 2211
Free event, bookings essential.

Further links


As a national service organisation, the Australian Music Centre is dedicated to increasing the profile and sustainability of Australian composers and other creative artists. The AMC facilitates the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these artists through: composer and other creative artist representation and assistance; resonate – its online magazine; library and retail services; sheet music publishing; and the management, administration and publication of project-based initiatives. Its library collection holds over 30,000 items by more than 500 artists.


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