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Articles by sound artists, composers, performers and teachers discussing contemporary practice - you can also browse our archive of all blog articles


Chu Wang-Hua at 80 - composer and visionary

Chu Wang-Hua at 80 - composer and visionary

Melbourne-based composer Chu Wang-Hua celebrates his 80th birthday on Sunday 5 September. An inventive composer of symphonies, concertos and string quartets, and a key member of the creative team behind the famous Yellow River Concerto, Chu Wang-Hua's works completed over the past decade include the 2013 Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. Australian saxophonist Joseph Lallo has played this major work with two different orchestras and shares his impressions in this blog article

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The Story of Voss

The Story of Voss

2021 was to be an important year for Australian opera, with Richard Meale and David Malouf's Voss - based on Patrick White's classic novel - getting a much-awaited reappearance in two states this spring. As with so many other landmark events, Voss fell victim to COVID-19, with Melbourne performances of the co-production cancelled in August. One more chance, then, for Voss in 2021: all eyes are on the date of 17 September when Voss is scheduled to be performed in Adelaide, where the opera's premiere took place in 1986. Vincent Plush explains the background of this seminal work.

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Out of Time: asynchronous music for virtual and socially distanced choirs

Out of Time: asynchronous music for virtual and socially distanced choirs

Diana Blom and Brett McKern introduce volumes of Australian asynchronous choral music, Out of Time I (sacred) and II (secular).

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Dulcie Holland Crescent

Dulcie Holland Crescent

Pianist Ronan Apcar's new album of Dulcie Holland's music, freely available for anyone interested, features some rare and exciting additions to the repertoire.

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My Australian Song Cycle

My Australian Song Cycle

With Sydney Chamber Choir preparing to premiere Joe Twist's Australian Song Cycle, the composer shares his inspiration born of Australia's nature and his working career between Hollywood and his home country, animations and the concert hall. This article first appeared on Limelight and is republished here on Resonate with permission. Please note that the premiere scheduled for Sunday 27 June has been postponed due to Covid-19, further updates to follow.

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ELISION ensemble: Performance SeriesĀ 

ELISION ensemble: Performance SeriesĀ 

Charlie Sdraulig introduces ELISION's Performance Series, a collection of videos featuring artists and composers closely connected with the ensemble. One important function of this series has been to support the artistic connection within ELISION's circle during times of isolation - as well as producing artistic results of the highest degree.

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