Welcome to the 2014 New Music Network (NMN) season. NMN brings together exponents of new music from all around Australia in its concerts. NMN’s 2014 program features performances from many of Australia’s finest musicians and composers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. The New Music Mini Series of five vibrant and energetic events includes a special concert of Australian music supported by APRA, To Where Nothing Ever Shared in both Sydney and Melbourne in April. We are very proud to announce that the 16th Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address will be presented by Warren Burt, a musician with an international reputation in the fields of composition, experimental music and video-art. For the first time this year NMN will be conducting a full-day Workshop for prospective entrepreneurs in new music in association with the Australian Music Centre. I warmly invite you to enjoy with us the best of Australian new music in 2014. ...See the complete event series details.
Soundstream Collective, Speak Percussion and others...
9 and 10 March as part of the Adelaide Festival
Over two marathon days, Tectonics Adelaide showcases revolutionary composers and legendary musicians in a program curated and conducted by Ilan Volkov with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In an Australian first, Stephen O’Malley, Oren Ambarchi and Attila Csihar stage the dynamic forces of Gravetemple alongside Ikue Mori, Takehisa Kosugi, Crys Cole, Robbie Avenaim, Marco Fusinato, Hammers Lake, Erkki Veltheim, Joel Stern, Soundstream and Speak Percussion. ...More info.
Kingfisher Songs - 15 and 29 March 2014
Halcyon proudly presents Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon - a seminal commissioning project to celebrate 15 years of music making by Australia’s leading ensemble for vocal chamber music. They have commissioned over 20 works and will present a selection of these works over the two evenings held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. ...More info
Three and Under, 16 - 23 March 2014
Three and Under is a program of intriguing miniatures for flute, clarinet and percussion showcasing the members of Ensemble Offspring as theatrical soloists and chamber music gurus. They perform works written specifically for them by composers from home (Damian Barbeler, Jane Stanley and Matthew Shlomowitz) and abroad (Oscar Bettison, Jukka Tiensuu, Tom Johnson and David Lang). ...More info.
Rae Howell IN RECITAL
Saturday 22 March 2014, 5PM Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Experience an afternoon of fine music with pianist Rae Howell (Artistic Director of the Sunwrae Ensemble) in the beautiful and intimate surrounds of the Glasshouse Regional Gallery at Port Macquarie NSW north coast. Rae Howell is one of Australia's most accomplished female composers and multi-instrumentalists, creating music that sits broadly across classical and jazz genres. ...More info.
Australian Tour through March 2014.
As Australia’s leading new music ensemble, ELISION has established an international reputation for delivering authoritative and virtuosic interpretations of complex and unusual aesthetics. In 2014, ELISION will tour Australia performing in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. ...More info and tour details.
NMN 2013 CD Sampler
The 2013 New Music Network (NMN) promotional double CD features live and studio recordings from 27 NMN members. Some of the tracks are available on our MySpace page. This is the fourth edition of the biennial NMN CD and gives an insight into the exciting and creative presentation of new music in Australia. The CD features improvised works and new compositions - many of which have been created by the artists themselves. To find out how you can obtain a copy simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the NMN today!
Have you considered joining the New Music Network. There are many benefits for individual members including special ticket offers to performances in the annual concert series and offers from other supporting organisations. Your membership also directly helps support the Network and the vital role it plays presenting Australian artists. ...Find out more about member and the benefits.