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2014 NMN Season Launch

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. ...See the complete event series details.

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West Head Project | Outhear

Switched Out: King's Cave, Linden, 13 April 2014, 2pm

Over the last 10 years West Head Project (WHP) and Outhear have focused on presenting music in site-specific areas. In this event they return to one of their favourite spaces, the expansive King's Cave at Linden. Anthony Magen will take the audience on a short sound walk with a concentration on listening. Artists: Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel, Matt Earle, Anthony Magen. ...More info.

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Rohan Drape, Alexander Garsden, Anthony Pateras

To where nothing ever shared
Sydney 24 April and Melbourne 28 April

Two concerts structured around three first performances, of new works for guitar and electronics by Alexander Garsden and Rohan Drape, and of a new work for piano by Anthony Pateras. These pieces are framed by two extended improvisations, in Sydney by Will Guthrie (drums), Laura Altman (clarinet), Monica Brooks (accordion), and in Melbourne by Erkki Veltheim (violin and electronics) and Joe Talia (drums). Event supported by APRA. ...More info

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Kaylie Dunstan : Table for two?

Sydney Conservatorium: 2pm, Sunday 27 April 2014

Expect the unexpected from this unique performance by solo percussion artist Kaylie Dunstan. The concert opens with a percussion duet taking on a modern, technological twist. Kaylie will perform Seasons by Toru Takemitsu with Hillary Engel, her associate artist in the USA via LIVE internet streaming. Things heat up with Fertility Rites for marimba and tape followed by the world premiere of Night Songs, a timpani solo written by Australian composer, Brad Gill. Kaylie’s theatrical prowess is shown off in the final two works by Matthew Shlomowitz and Stuart Saunders-Smith. Kaylie’s bold entrance onto the stage in her debut solo concert is sure to be a performance to remember. ...More info.

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Aurora Festival: Opening Night

Voyage through radiant stars, 7.30pm, 30 April 2014

Experience the explosive power and transporting mysticism of Australian music. In this opening concert, Aurora Festival brings together some of Australia’s finest composers and performers, including Australian saxophonist, James Nightingale, internationally renowned didgeridoo player, Mark Atkins, along with members of The NOISE and Ensemble Offspring. The concert will feature the world premiere of Voyage through radiant stars by acclaimed Australian composer, Brian Howard. This will be an unforgettable concert. Works by Brian Howard, Alex Pozniak, The NOISE, Ekrem Mulayim, Xenakis and more. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. ...More info.

April Events from NMN Members

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Sydney Chamber Choir

FAURÉ'S REQUIEM, 7.30pm 12 April 2014

In this concert the Sydney Chamber Choir will perform Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, Igor Stravinsky's Mass for choir and winds, Mary Finsterer's Kyrie (World Premiere) and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Music for Maundy Thursday (excerpts). ... More info.

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SIMA : Andrea Keller

Powerhouse Museum, 12 April 2014, 2pm

Join us for a unique performance as part of the world space party, Yuri’s night. Inspired by photographic images taken by Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station, pianist Andrea Keller has composed an ethereal and haunting soundscape accompanied by Phil Slater, trumpet and guitarist Geoff Hughes. A moving experience of visual images, take a journey around the earth from a star’s perspective. ...More info.

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The Song Company

The Little Match Girl Passion, 13 - 21 April 2014

TSC combine a near-forgotten historic masterpiece with a recent Pulitzer Prize winning score. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, The Little Match Girl Passion is presented movingly in collaboration with acclaimed Scottish company, Theatre Cryptic. David Lang sets the well-known fable as a highly personal passion using biblical texts and crowd responses from Bach’s St Matthew Passion exploring Easter’s theme of purification. ...More info.

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Four Winds Festival

17 - 20 April 2014

Four Winds is a biennial festival of classic, cultural and world music. It takes place every second easter in a parkland bush ampitheatre - nature's concert hall - near Bermagui, amidst the wild beauty of the sapphire coast on the far south coast of NSW, Australia. ...More info.

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Synergy Percussion

Xenakis Vs Pateras, 22 and 23 April 2014.

Synergy kicks off it's 40th anniversary celebrations with an epic music event, over two consecutive nights. Synergy Percussion performs Pleiades composed by the world’s greatest composer for percussion, Iannis Xenakis in 1978 on 22 April. On the second night, Synergy will present the world premiere of Anthony Pateras's Beauty Will Be Amnesiac Or Will Not Be At All. ...More info.

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Colin Bright Syzygy Band

Sat 26 April 2014, 8pm at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The Colin Bright Syzygy Band explores ‘Art Music’ through indeterminacy in notation, improvisation, acoustic instruments with electronics and sampling. SYZYGY: Paul Cutlan, Nick Polovineo, Noam Jaffe, Jim Piesse, Colin Bright, and Aidan Molins. ...More info.

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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 nmn@newmusicnetwork.com.au

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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.