One of the joys of contemporary music is that it and its creators respond to the same circumstances we do in our everyday life. And that now includes the disruption of everyday life, the isolation some of us feel, and sometimes the overwhelming to connect with fellow musicians and collaborate.

August’s playlist features new digital releases from the past few months, some of the finalists for this year’s Art Music Awards and some collaborative music adventures.

Australian Art Music playlist August 2021
Reuben Lewis ©, Australian Art Music artwork © Marigold Bartlett, Katia Beaugeais © Bridget Elliot

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