New Music Mini Series:
Call for proposals
Deadline 30 November 2014
New Music Network is calling for proposals for the 2015 Mini Series. It 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.
Journeys and Constructions
5pm, Sunday 9 November 2014, Sydney Conservatorium
Sound and audio-visual works on themes of the walk, exploring and creating environments, and dislocation. The event includes premieres of several new works by austraLYSIS members, together with important electroacoustic works of Xenakis and Dhomont. From austraLYSIS comes sound and video by David Worrall; text and sound from Hazel Smith; Weaving the Rugs, for trumpet and algorithmic accompaniment by Roger Dean; the latest in Greg White's explorations of sonic diversification; and pieces by Sandy Evans, guest Andy Milne, and Roger Dean. Performers/Creators: Roger Dean (director, piano, computers, composition) Sandy Evans (saxophones) Phil Slater (trumpet) Hazel Smith (text, voice) Greg White (computers, composition), and others. ...More info.
Decibel: Inner Space
The Giacinto Scelsi Project
6pm, Monday 10 November 2014, Melbourne Recital Centre
Decibel is devoted to performing works that explore the nexus of acoustic and electronic instruments. This program features works from Giacinto Scelsi’s (1905-1988) latter period as well as reworking’s and new compositions inspired by the composer. An idol of Ennio Morricone's Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza, and mentor to Alvin Curran amongst others, Scelsi's work went largely unrecognised in his life-time. His works offer a unique examination of minimal transition: many works featuring a microtonal detail that is applied to minimal note structures and innovative harmonic techniques. The result is a delicate and particular sound world not unlike the spectral composers, with Scelsi’s approach noted by Italian composer Guiloi Castagnoli as sound seeming almost decomposed into a spectrum, rather than composed into combinations of notes. ...More info.
The Phonetic Orchestra
4pm-12am Saturday 15 November 2014, Bus Projects Space, Collingwood
An 8-hour marathon performance sees the orchestra inhabit Collingwood’s Bus Projects Space, and will feature the innovative approach of percussionist and instrument builder Dale Gorfinkel. Artists: Jon Heilbron (bass), Callum G’Froerer & Reuben Lewis (trumpets), Jon Smeathers (electronics), Brett Thompson (guitar), Jenny Barnes (voice), Michael McNab (drums), Aviva Endean (clarinet) and Dale Gorfinkel (percussion, brass). ...More info.
chamber made opera :
An audiovisual performance fusing experimental opera, electroacoustic sound installation and expanded cinema
Another Other transplants a radical re-reading of Ingmar Bergman essay's - these themes over the structure of the original film, in an audiovisual performance that inserts the spectator within the work to create an environment of imposed, disorientating intimacy, as if one had stepped inside a film projector in a dream. Created and performed by Erkki Veltheim, Sabina Maselli, Natasha Anderson and Anthony Pateras. Held Friday 5 December 2014, 2:30pm & 7pm; Sunday 7 December 2014, 3pm Venue: Punctum's ICU, 1 Halford Street, Castlemaine. ...More info.
November Events from NMN Members
Vanessa Tomlinson : 8 Hits
Live Broadcast 10:30pm, Saturday 1 Nov 2014, ABC's Southbank Centre, Brisbane
Vanessa Tomlinson is one-half of the innovative and energetic ensemble Clocked Out - she plays eight new works for percussion and electronics before an intimate audience in Brisbane ABC's Studio 420. The composers are Natasha Anderson, Erik Griswold, Cat Hope, Rosemary Joy, Peter Knight, Kate Neal, Lindsay Vickery and Vanessa Tomlinson herself. ...More info.
Soundstream Emerging Composers Forum
Elder Hall, Adelaide, Tuesday 4 November, 7.30pm
Join Soundstream for gala night where the works of the five emerging composers selected from around the nation are performed by Soundstream Collective. Three of the works will be chosen by a panel of outstanding national and international, to be awarded future cash commissions. ...More info.
Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival 2104
Celebrate the depth and diversity of women band leaders, composers and players from around the world. The festival promises a range of music to inspire and delight, offering you access to jazz that highlights the talents of these great artists. . ...More info.
Acacia Quartet: The Company We Keep
7.30pm, 6 November at Australian Hall Sydney
In true Acacian style, they will share Gershwin’s little known gem ‘Lullaby’, which sat on his bookshelf unplayed for over twenty years, followed by the hypnotic String Quartet No 2 by Philip Glass (used in the stage version of Samuel Beckett’s soliloquy called ‘Company’), plus groovy dance beats from Australia’s APRA Award Winning composer Joe Twist, in his ‘Dancing for Somebody’ and finish the evening with Viennese charm and finesse with Fritz Kreisler’s elegant String Quartet. ...More info.
Decibel : After Julia
Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney. Live to Air, ABC Classic FM, New Music Up Late, November 8, 8pm.
The concert features the world premieres of seven newly commissioned works by outstanding Australian composers reflecting on the Hon. Julia Gillard's time as the first female Prime Minister of Australia. The broad collection of works includes a 6-girl choir, instructions from goldfish, spoken phrases turned into musical gestures, mouth organs and more. ...More info.
Steve Reich's Drumming - Synergy Percussion 40th Birthday Concert
9 November, 7pm Dawes Point, NSW
Synergy present's Steve Reich's premiere minimalist masterpiece, Drumming marks the group's 40th Birthday. Featuring current and former Synergy players, Halcyon and DJ Marcus Whale (Collarbones). Drumming is the first blockbuster masterpiece from the world's greatest living composer, Steve Reich. ...More info
Ensemble Offspring: Secret Noise
Sydney Lower Sydney Town Hall, 8pm Thu 20th – Sat 22nd November, matinee 3pm Sat 22nd November
In The Secret Noise, Ensemble Offspring will be joined by a cast of dancers and actors to explore the secrets of hidden sound, in a hybrid arts production inspired by music that is deliberately shielded from public life. ...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 email@example.com
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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.