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Resonate Feature Articles

In-depth articles discussing issues relating to Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all feature articles.


Insight: Are We There Yet?

Insight: Are We There Yet?

David John Lang writes about travelling around Australia with characters from Alison Lester's award-winning children's classic, and finding out that even a PhD can come in useful on a road journey.


Loretta Palmeiro & Mark Isaacs: Figure-skating into Outer Space

Loretta Palmeiro & Mark Isaacs: Figure-skating into Outer Space

...sometimes it was as if we were figure-skating partners; or were being catapulted into outer space or through some kind of surreal landscape... writes saxophonist Loretta Palmeiro about making music, real-time, with pianist Mark Isaacs. The two artists had forged a strong collaborative relationship over several years of 'extemporising' sessions long before they made their first public appearance together in late 2017. In this article, Loretta and Mark experiment in collaborating in words, while talking about their music-making.


Nat Bartsch: Between genres is where I feel most comfortable

Nat Bartsch: Between genres is where I feel most comfortable

Nat Bartsch is an award-winning Australian pianist and composer who creates work that explores the space between classical and jazz genres. She has released seven recordings of original music, and toured domestically and internationally. She is releasing her next album, Hope, on 7 May. She was recently awarded the Merlyn Myer Commission at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and is currently touring as the pianist for Playschool!


Casting pebbles

Casting pebbles

John Davis - AMC's one-time junior Sales Assistant, and, since 1995, our CEO - leaves the organisation on 15 March with the following parting words. The AMC staff takes this opportunity to publicly thank John from the bottom of our hearts for his always good-humoured leadership, his experienced guidance, mentorship and friendship. We wish him well on his new adventures, wherever he decides to go.


Jenna Cave and the Divergence Jazz Orchestra

Jenna Cave and the Divergence Jazz Orchestra

Jenna Cave is an Australian composer and arranger, bandleader, conductor and saxophonist. She composes music for large and small jazz ensembles with varying degrees of improvisation, as well as fully notated chamber music, cross-over works and songs. We asked her about these different facets of her career and her main project, the Divergence Jazz Orchestra.


Clocked Out - now and then

Clocked Out - now and then

Clocked Out's Vanessa Tomlinson looks back at the 12 years the Duo has served as Ensemble in Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. This period was brought to conclusion last October, with a stocktake revealing an impressive breadth and depth of activity.


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