Three young composers describe the new works they have written as part of Artology's 2021 Fanfare competition, which will be performed along with nine other fanfares in Brisbane this week.
The composer tells us about their new work for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, a "love letter" to the wondrous few years surrounding the turn of the 20th century.
How do we ensure that adventurous new music gets more than one performance?
Erik Griswold's new work for Brisbane Music Festival was inspired by our current COVID predicament, and Cole Porter's song Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye.
The composer reveals how a recording of an ice core melting broke his heart and inspired this piece of music.
The composer tells us about her new work for Sydney Chamber Choir, which celebrates the life and legacy of Swedish botanist Daniel Solander.
The composer explains how a fragment from Puccini became the starting point for her tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice, commissioned for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Australian Series.
The composer hopes her new work for choir – written during a period when choirs were silenced – will leave the listener uplifted and ready to work to fix the world.
The composer tells us about music and emotion in her new work for guitarist Slava Grigoryan and the Southern Cross Soloists.
The composer reveals how video conferencing in quarantine shaped his new work for Ensemble Offspring.
The composer and member of Kupka’s Piano explains how 2020’s relentless media cycle inspired her new work, which will be premiered at the Brisbane Music Festival.
Composer Ella Macens tells us how her eyes were opened to a powerful musical weapon that she’s harnessed in her work, Superimposition.
The composer tells us about her response to Beethoven’s Ninth, which premieres at the MSO’s Season Opening Gala.