In its inaugural 2017 series, BackStage Music trials a new model for presenting live music. BackStage Music will bring together local artists and audiences to create a dynamic and sustainable living music community and culture in Sydney.
With your support, BackStage Music will assist musicians with the “backstage” work and infrastructure that is required to put on an event and establish a living space for our community to grow.
Located in the inner city laneways of Darlinghurst Sydney, the 2017 pilot series features local artists with a reputation for adventurous new work including Ensemble Offspring, soprano Jane Sheldon/Symbioses, The Australian String Quartet and The Music Box Project.
Alongside each of these artists, BackStage Music will present an early career artist in a short opening set. These artists will work together alongside national music organisations Australian Music Centre, New Music Network and Classikon to build an engaged and stronger audience for the BackStage Music Series and new music in Sydney.
BackStage Music model requires your support to cover basic event costs including promotion, venue hire, ticketing and public liability insurance. Artists (including the early careers artists) will then take 100% of ticket sales as income.
Your support ensures the beginning of creating a stimulating music culture and economically viable model for presenting live, new music in Sydney.