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2018 Pythia Prize

In celebration of the creativity and individuality shown by Australian women in contemporary music, Rubiks Collective launch the 2018 Pythia Prize.

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The Pythia Prize is an annual commission project that will see an Australian female composer collaborate with Rubiks to create a new work. Initiated in 2017, Rubiks launched The Pythia Prize in recognition of the need to address gender representation in contemporary music and to create further opportunities for Australian female and non-binary identifying composers.

The 2017 Pythia Prize winner was Samantha Wolf, and her piece ‘Want Not’ received performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Darmstadt, Berlin, Manchester and Amsterdam as part of Rubiks’ first international tour. ‘Want Not’ was also recorded by ABC Classic FM for release on their ‘New Waves’ podcast series.

Donations raised through the Australian Cultural Fund will cover the commission fee for the winner of the 2018 Pythia Prize. The 2018 winner will work with Rubiks over a period of 12 months to create and develop a new work. The premiere of the new work will take place in ‘Sculptress’ at the Melbourne Recital Centre on December 5th, 2019. The winner will also receive a recording of the new work, performed by Rubiks.

Applications are about to open for the 2018 Pythia Prize, but we need your help to continue making this prize possible. All funds raised will directly support the development and creation of new work and the celebration of diversity and innovation in Australian contemporary music.

Every donation over $2 is tax deductible, so become part of the future of Australian music by helping us by celebrate and support the unique artistic voices of our vibrant arts scene!

Find out more here:
rubikscollective.com/pythia-prize
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Rubiks is one of Melbourne’s most dynamic contemporary art music ensembles, bringing together some of Australia’s most exciting and versatile young performers. Since debuting in 2015, the ensemble has been hailed as “a formidable contribution to Australia’s growing community of contemporary music makers” (Partial Durations) and commended for their “incredibly personal, strangely spiritual and ultimately deeply touching” performances (Limelight Magazine). With a particular interest in storytelling and cross-art collaboration, Rubiks has quickly established a reputation for excellence, delighting audiences with their unique programming and dazzling virtuosity.

Formed at the Australian National Academy of Music, Rubiks have performed as featured artists in the Metropolis New Music Festival (Melbourne), City Recital Hall’s Extended Play Festival (Sydney) and regularly appear as a resident ensemble in Melbourne Recital Centre’s acclaimed chamber music series. Rubiks recently made their international debut, performing throughout Germany, England and the Netherlands.

In 2017, Rubiks launched The Pythia Prize, an annual commission project sees an Australian female composer collaborate with Rubiks to create a new work. The inagural Pythia Prize winner was Samantha Wolf, and her work was performed in both Australia and Europe, featuring in Rubiks’ first international appearances in July 2018.

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