All-Australian, all-female, all-percussion – the future is here in striking release.
With two Recordings of the Month, a trio of American rediscoveries, operatic delights galore and the latest from the Kanneh-Masons, it’s a red-letter month on disc.
December’s playlist is entirely constructed from 2021 releases. It’s been a great chance to look through what’s been happening through an intense and stressful year – and the amazing work our composers and performers have done.
Sydney’s musical mavericks launch a season filled with commissions, collaborations, and concerts all over the country and – literally – in their own backyards.
November’s playlist us brings up to date with the slew of new releases (and digital re-releases) over the past couple of months. There’s an exciting range from contemporary classical, jazz and sound art from composers who have featured before and some new faces.
In an evening of vibrant music spanning centuries and genders, an intimate crowd congregated at Mecca Cafe in Alexandria to witness the unusual yet playful combination of Claire Edwardes' five-octave marimba and Nick Russoniello's soprano saxophone.
Ensemble Offspring is back with its latest batch of high energy new works.
Blue is the healing colour and Ensemble Offspring's new online concert offers balm for lockdown-weary souls.
The Adelaide composer speaks about her remarkable last two years, and forcing herself to make room for her own work.
One of Australia's leading percussionists and advocates for change is determined to diversify the repertoire – even if she has to do it all herself.
Features include the return of the opera Voss, the stage adaptation of Boy Swallows Universe, avoiding one-hit wonders in new Australian music, and a profile of Global Creatures' Carmen Pavlovic as Moulin Rouge! The Musical opens in Melbourne.
Guitarist Andrew Blanch explains all in a deep dive back to the ‘90s.
With wonderful performers familiar with and committed to a sometimes demanding score, this was another triumph for Katy Abbott and the Canberra International Music Festival.