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Nineteen to the Dozen with Lyle Chan

The Song Company is commissioning 19 composers in 2019 to create an a cappella conversation called Nineteen to the Dozen! The first to accept the challenge is Lyle Chan, known for his emotionally powerful music.

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In a bold move to showcase Australian music in all its diversity, the 19 composers have been given the challenge of creating a work using only sounds and no words.

Why no words? Antony Pitts, Artistic Director of The Song Company says: “We want our audience to experience the raw power of vocal music without being told what to think upfront. Everyone brings their own meaning and associations to the sounds they hear. By reacting directly to the harmonies and even noises that will make up this multi-composer tapestry, I think we will all have a unique opportunity to get closer to the music – to be part of the Australian musical landscape.”

Lyle Chan will be one of the first composers to deliver a work: “I’ve always said that music is the sound that feelings make. To create this new piece for The Song Company, I am drawing on my experience of writing purely instrumental music, where I have to create vivid states of humour or heartache using just the sound of strings or an oboe.”

THE CRUX OF THE MATTER

This project needs your support! Australian composers deserve to be paid for their originality, craft and the sheer magic they weave with their sounds. To fund the entire Nineteen to the Dozen project, the Song Company is using various means to raise a substantial amount of money to pay the 19 composers for their hard work.

In this crowdfunding appeal, we are specifically raising $2000 to pay Lyle Chan to create what will surely be another unforgettable and heartfelt work of sonic beauty for The Song Company.

WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE

Your individual contribution towards the $2000, however large or small, is the part you play in creating something beautiful that doesn’t yet exist. We can’t wait to share it with you.

Nineteen to the Dozen will be heard in at least nine places across Australia including the Sydney Opera House, St. George’s Cathedral in Perth and the Melbourne Recital Centre.

For more, click the website links, or call Wanda for a chat on (02) 8272 9500.

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The Song Company

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NSW

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Music

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The Song Company comprises the continent’s leading vocal ensemble, singing music of all times and places. We present an annual concert season, tour performances nationally and internationally, mentor the next generation of artists, offer education programs and commission new work from Australian and international composers.

We are focusing on original and authentic programs that open doors into lost or long-forgotten as well as completely new musical worlds. Programs such as Byrd-Round-Table from early 2018, and our June concert tour of True-Love-Story are refreshing the Australian vocal repertoire with unique stories and sounds. And part of this exciting mix is our commissioning of new music by Australian composers.

We are collaborating across artistic genres and disciplines, including design, theatre, and traditional musics. Our Four-Colour-Season tour includes a brand-new Indigenous dance work, choreographed and danced by Thomas E.S. Kelly’s Karul Projects. This is an extraordinary program that crosses boundaries and art forms.

We are committed to nurturing the next generation of vocal talent across Australia.

JO

Justine O'Brien

NSW
JP

Janet Pennington

NSW
PM

Paul

NSW
MT

Margaret Tesch-Muller

QLD
SR

Stephen Robb

VIC
CS

Christina Slade

NSW
PH

Phillip Keen

NSW
WL

Wai Lao

NSW
SB

Sheena Boughen

NSW
PE

Pepe Newton

NSW
MM

Marjan Mckeough

NSW
VI

Victoria Hughes

NSW
JW

James Williams

NSW
RS

Rachel Scanlon

NSW

Alice Chance

NSW
WS

Wanda and Mark Sadowski

NSW

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Artists Website
http://www.song.company