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Jane Sheldon

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Jane Sheldon held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Sonata : soprano voice with piano by Daniel Rojas, from the CD Chiaroscuro

Articles by and about Jane Sheldon

30 Oct 2009 The Origin Cycle by Peter Godfrey-Smith and Jane Sheldon

Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is not only one of the most important scientific works of all time, but one of the most beautifully written. The Origin Cycle is a work in which eight Australian composers have set short fragments of Darwin's book to music, for performance by solo soprano and chamber ensemble. 2009 marks the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and 150 years since the first publication of the Origin of Species

4 May 2011 Winners of the inaugural Art Music Awards announced by Australian Music Centre

Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) have announced the winners of the inaugural Art Music Awards, the only national event in Australia to acknowledge the enormous achievement and creative successes of Australian performers and composers in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music.

The gala event held at the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay on Tuesday 3rd May 2011 honoured winners across nine national categories and seven State Awards, spanning performance, composition, outstanding contributions to Australian music by individuals and organisations, music education and regional music. An additional Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music, as determined by the Board of Directors of APRA and the AMC, was also presented.

27 Jun 2014 Nature: New World Poems, New World Songs by Jane Sheldon

David Malouf's 2003 essay Made in England: Australia's British Inheritance, has come to mind many, many times since I moved from Australia to England in 2007, and then from there to another former British colony, the USA, in 2008. Like any immigrant, I'm sure, I engage daily in the almost involuntary exercise of comparing and analysing the differences, some tiny and trivial, some grand and consequential, between the country I'm from and the country where I now live.

One thing all this navel-gazing has taught me is that I'm a New World person...

16 May 2017 Resonant Bodies - from New York to Melbourne by Jane Sheldon

In 2014 American vocalist Lucy Dhegrae invited me to present a program at Resonant Bodies, the festival she founded in New York City in 2013. The brief was a rare gift: 45 minutes in which to do whatever I liked. I could explore a corner of the vocal repertoire that was a preoccupation of mine at that time, or I could focus on a particular kind of vocal sound or vocal technique; I could commission a new work, or invite a collaborator to create something new with me.

It may not be obvious, but this is not usually how singers are booked to perform...

17 Jan 2019 Four Australians on the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award longlist by Australian Music Centre

The 2019 Classical:NEXT Innovation Award Longlist has been revealed, with four Australians among nominees. Voting will open in March, and the winner(s) will be revealed during the Classical:NEXT industry event in Rotterdam in May.

13 Aug 2020 Three Mouths by Ben Quilty (2020 Glanville-Hicks Commission) by Jane Sheldon

Vocal performer and composer Jane Sheldon writes about her Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commission, inspired by details in paintings by the Australian artist Ben Quilty. The AMC initiated this commission scheme earlier in 2020, in response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out about the thirteen artists and their projects on the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions subpage.

28 Sep 2020 4 x Habituate - a project by Composing Women and the Sydney Dance Company by Australian Music Centre

In 2020, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Composing Women program has continued with a number of exciting projects, with the first one completed in the middle of winter: Habituate was a dance-film collaboration between the four participating composers Fiona HillMay LyonJane Sheldon and Brenda Gifford, choreographer Charmene Yap and the Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year dancers. In this article, Jane Sheldon and Fiona Hill fill us in on what Habituate was about.

21 Dec 2020 poem for a dried up river by Jane Sheldon

Jane Sheldon's work poem for a dried up river will receive its Australian premiere at the Sydney Festival in January. She writes about the background and realisation of this fascinating work.

Works by Jane Sheldon

Jane Sheldon is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:

Colloque by Jane Sheldon

World premieres given by Jane Sheldon

it has no end : for solo performer of pitched and everyday objects by Jodie Rottle— 15 Dec 22 (City Workshop, QLD)

Imago : for flute, soprano and electronics by Fiona Hill— Jan 19 (Tilde~ New Music Festival, Melbourne)

No One Could Relax around Jezebel (soprano with percussion) by Andrew Ford— 13 Oct 18 (Reardon Theatre, VIC)

The Truth of the flowers : opera by Chris Williams and Pierce Wilcox— 9 Aug 15 (Music Auditorium, MLC School, Burwood, NSW)

2 Rilke Lieder : for soprano, viola/viola d'amore and clarinet by Jack Symonds— 18 Jul 14 (Symbiosis I, 107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney)

Last words : soprano with ensemble by Andrew Ford— 12 Oct 13 (Lecture Hall, Port Fairy, VIC)

Sonetos del amor oscuro : arranged for soprano and piano by Rosà Lind Page— 28 Jul 10 (Music Workshop, NSW)

Comparing the eye to a telescope : soprano with ensemble by Barry Conyngham— 13 Nov 09 (Peter Karmel Building, ANU School of Music, ACT)

Economy of wax : for soprano, flute/piccolo, viola and harp by Nicholas Vines— 28 Apr 09 ( Cambridge Science Festival; Harvard Museum of Natural History)

The face of nature : for soprano and ensemble by Elliott Gyger— 8 Apr 09 (Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge MA, USA)