Five Australian composers are writing new music which places focus on texture in sound and silence.
The project will bring five new works into the Australian art music repertoire. A focus on texture in sound and silence will result in works which explore a new style of composition adopted by several 21st century Australian composers. Daniel Thorpe, Felicity Wilcox, Peggy Polias, Catherine Golden and Christina Green are writing for the project and which will also feature the performance skills of Catherine Golden, Christina Green and Daniel Thorpe.
Rehearsal of the music will take place between November 2017 and January 2018. The premiere of the music will be held in February 2018 in Western Sydney, and a performance will be held in The Blue Mountains during 2018.
Secrets through a Soundglass will raise the profile of Australian art music, Australian female composers and include new music of musicians from the LGBTQIA+ community.
Assistance from fellow musicians and the general public to realise this project will assist in paying each composer and performer at Australian industry rates.
Supporting the project will also allow for the recording of the premiere and the potential publication of a commercial CD. The premiere and any potential concerts that feature the music throughout 2018 will help build a new audience in Western Sydney.
All donations will be used to pay the composers, performers, the chosen venue for the premiere concert, and a recording engineer plus administration, travel, marketing and promotion costs. The funds raised will assist in bringing a new audience to Western Sydney, lead to a high quality premiere in 2018 and a high quality commercial CD which will be made available to the public.
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