Sydney Symphony Orchestra Launches ’50 Fanfares’ A Major Commissioning Project
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Sydney Symphony Orchestra Launches ’50 Fanfares’ A Major Commissioning Project

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has announed a major commissioning project supporting the future of Australian music. Called 50 Fanfares, this is a multi-season initiative which will see the Sydney Symphony commission and present the world premieres of new music by 50 Australian composers. The project has been designed to represent a broad range of Australian…

Album review: Where Song Began/ Bowerbird Collective
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Album review: Where Song Began/ Bowerbird Collective

First, there was birdsong. Then, as humans began to generate music, birdsong became a source of thematic material from as early as Janequin’s four-part chanson Le chant des oiseaux (c1559). As music evolved, composers described birds in music and replicated their sounds; birds have been an inspiration in madrigals and folk songs and in the…