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by Daniel Portelli
Daniel Portelli takes a close look at Decibel New Music's 2 Minutes from Home series of video works, published online over the second half of 2020. Artists featured in the series were Louise Devenish, Daniel Thorpe, Lionel Marchetti, Gail Priest, Erik Griswold, Lindsay Vickery, Dominic Flynn, Jon Rose, Marina Rosenfeld, Cat Hope, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Stuart James, Thembi Soddell, Aaron Wyatt, Pedro Alvarez, J.G. Thirwell, Amanda Stewart, Tristen Parr, Cathy Milliken, and Haruka Hirayama - with bonus video by Karl Ockelford. All videos are available on the website, accompanied with rich supporting documentation.
by Cameron Lam
Composer and Kammerklang artistic director Cameron Lam writes about a new concert series, based on an open call for scores, with the aim of uncovering underperformed Australian works.
by Marián Budoš
'Confessions at the Palau’ is a new collaborative project by Canberra-based composer Marián Budoš, premiering at the iconic Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona on 21 April 2021. Postponed by a year due to Covid-19, this project features Barcelona-based Australian guitar virtuoso Jacob Cordover and the Orchestra of the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona.
by Cat Hope
It was brave of me to offer to write something about John Davis and his term as CEO of the Australian Music Centre (AMC) here, on their website. I am mindful that there are many who could do this, as his networks are spread very wide and deep. There are many composers and musicians who would like to pay tribute to John’s contributions, because they meant so much to us. But here I am.
by Luke Styles
Luke Styles writes about working with Behrouz Boochani's words from his award-winning autobiographical book No Friend But the Mountains. The premiere of his song cycle will take place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on 21 March the Zelman Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Bach Choir, bass baritone soloist Adrian Tamburini and conductor Rick Prakhoff.
by Paul Stanhope
Paul Stanhope's new Requiem will be premiered on 13 March by the Sydney Chamber Choir, alongside works by Brenda Gifford, Mary Finsterer, James MacMillan and Tomas Luis de Victoria. This article is an extract from a longer piece, originally written for and published in the Limelight magazine. It's reproduced here with permission.