Open the music box…who knows what you might find. ‘the music box project’ is a curious collective of early career musicians presenting creative, community driven and collaborative musical experiences. Increasingly recognised as keen collaborators and instigators of creative music making, the music box project has premiered works of local, national and international early career composers whilst continuing to re-invent established works in a new light.

2018 sees ‘the music box project’ continue a casual performance residency at the Australian Youth Hotel – presenting music outside the usual order of things, curating volume 1 of an anonymous text-based score project and a week-long residency ‘playshop’ in late June.

Other highlights include: creation of an ambitious collaborative work between 40 composers ‘in 4.’ (2015), opening for New York ensemble yMusic and collaborating with Sydney’s Splash Percussion (2016), and participating in an open workshop/performance with Grammy award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird (2017).

The music box project is: Elizabeth Jigalin, Naomi Johnson, Jane Aubourg, Peter Leung, Joseph Lisk, Joseph Franklin and Tina Stefanou, with an extended family of inquisitive Sydney creatives.