SYD: 7.30pm, Tues 28 Oct; MELB: Frid 31 Oct
Warren Burt is a composer, performer, video-artist, sound-poet, and instrument designer. His talk takes a ‘big picture’ look at how changes in the condition of music (some desirable and some maybe not-so) could point out the way things might develop in our present-day science-fiction society. The Address is free although booking is advised email email@example.com to reserve your place.
New Music Mini Series:
Call for proposals
Deadline 30 November 2014
New Music Network is calling for proposals for the 2015 New Music Mini Series. The New Music Mini Series is a five part series of concert events that promote (or comprise performances by) artists and ensembles of ‘the next generation’ within contemporary art music practice. This includes individuals and/or ensembles that are starting out in their performing careers and/or artists or ensembles creating new projects. The series is held alongside the annual New Music Network Concert Series. ...More details.
Stolen: Halcyon and
ADE: Tues 2 Sept; SYD Sat 6 Sept 2014
Bursting with musical riches, Stolen explores ideas of displacement, dislocation and identity through the integration of music and visual image. The performances bring together two of Australia’s most innovative new music ensembles for the first time; Halcyon, Sydney’s acclaimed vocal chamber music specialists and Soundstream Collective, the University of Adelaide’s new music Ensemble in Residence. Stolen features works by Australian composers Gerard Brophy, Andrew Ford, David Harris and David Kotlowy and readings by Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney from the Bringing Them Home Report alongside art by one of the country’s most intriguing visual artists Ngarrindjeri-Kaurna-Yunkanytjatjara-man, Allan Sumner. ...More Info.
Press, Play : After the light
22 Sept 2014, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne
‘After the Light’ sees three of Melbourne’s most acclaimed and diverse artists come together for the birth of new project ‘press, play’. The universes of pianist Sonya Lifschitz, percussionist Leah Scholes and flutist Lina Andonovska have collided as they set about to interpret and re-image modern masterpieces. The program explores the immensity, beauty and power of landscape, centred around Andrew Byrne’s acclaimed White Bone County that will have its Australian premiere in this concert. Also in the program will be John Luther Adams’ After the Light, whose music is famously embedded in the magical beauty and starkness of the Alaskan tundra. The program will also include Teruyuki Noda’s Eclogue for flute and percussion.
September Events from NMN Members
Song Company Fireworks Tour
Marking the final stage of a four year cycle based on the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire, The Song Company celebrates the heat and passion of Fire and the music which expresses it. In this first-time collaboration with The Song Company, Danish Guest Director and composer Bo Holten leads a fiery program of neck-breaking speeds, hair-raising leaps and awe-inspiring harmonies. ...More info.
Sydney Chamber Choir
13 Sept, 7.30pm, City Recital Hall
The program also explores music from Scandinavian composers, both popular and classical (including The Real Group, Knut Nystedt, Jan Sandström and ABBA) in a truly collaborative venture. It will also feature the premiere of a new work by Naomi Crellin plus a new arrangement by Dan Walker of the ethereal sound-world of Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros. Genre-crossing and mind-expanding: leave your preconceptions behind and join us on an epic musical adventure. ...More info.
Speak Percussion : IONISATION
7pm 19 September 2014, South Melbourne Town Hall
Speak Percussion collaborates with renowned Swedish percussion ensemble Kroumata and the percussionists of the Australian National Academy of Music on a new octet by Danish composer Bent Sørensen. Also featured are twelvetet works by Varese, Pateras, Lim and more. ...More info.
SIMA Freedman Series
7pm, Saturday 27 September 2014, St Stephen Church, Sydney
Bearing the Bell – the Hymns of Thomas Tallis, is a 60 minute concert program consisting of 9 hymns by the English Tudor composer Thomas Tallis. These nine hymn tunes have been arranged by Andrew Robson and are presented in this performance as a suite, featuring four of Australia’s most well-known and respected jazz musicians. ...More info.
Four Winds Projects
The Four Winds Festival presents a series of event in September including a Spring Choir Day [7 September]; Acacia String Quartet [28 September]; Story Time with the Arcadia Wind Quintet [30 September] in Bermagui ...More info.
Campbelltown Arts Centre : Mùjìng
Sunday 14 September 2pm
Mùjìng is a collaborative work by Simon Barker (drums), Bae Il Dong (Pansori singing), Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Matt McMahon (piano), and Phil Slater (trumpet). The work is inspired by the concept of Mujing, where two trees grow in close proximity and eventually merge into what appears to be a single tree, and in particular a pair of trees raised by Sydney Penjing sifu Philippe Tot (The Lingnan PenjingAcademy of Australia). ...More info.
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.