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26 June 2009

Sounds of the future - MODART09 concerts

Sounds of the future - MODART09 concerts

[Update 24 July: read Rachel Orzech's review of the Melbourne concert.]

Hear nine brand-new works for voices, by some of the finest emerging composers in the Pacific. The final concerts of MODART2009 bring together creative talent from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, in performances by The Song Company - for one night only in Sydney and Melbourne.

MODART09 is a biennial professional development program, providing opportunities for emerging composers to develop new work for voices. Nine young composers have had the opportunity to spend two intensive working periods with the singers of The Song Company and Artistic Director Roland Peelman. MODART09 concerts in Melbourne and Sydney are the culmination of these workshops.

The MODART09 participants are  Mark Oliveiro [NSW], Rae Howell [VIC], Lachlan Skipworth [NSW], Melody Eotvos [QLD], James Rushford [VIC], Amy Bastow [NSW], Anthony Dunstan [NSW], Alex Hay [New Zealand] and King Pan Ng [Hong Kong]. You can read the composers MODART diary entries on Resonate - please follow the links below.

MODART09 is the 4th edition of the MODART project, an initiative of The Song Company and the Australian Music Centre. It is supported by ABC Classic FM, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NSW, and the Melbourne Recital Centre. The project is also the subject of advanced research by Prof. Margaret Barrett of the University of Queensland.

Performance details:


DATE: 4pm Saturday 18 July 2009
WHERE: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Southbank
PRICE: $20 Adult, $12 Concession
TICKETS: www.melbournerecital.com.au or at the door


DATE: 4pm Sunday 19 July 2009
WHERE: Italian Forum Cultural Centre, Suite 51, Level 2 - 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt
PRICE: $25 Adult, $15 Concession
TICKETS: Available at the door

INFORMATION: (02) 8272 9500

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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