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Halcyon casts the first stones

Nine new composers. Nine new works. Contemporary music ensemble Halcyon performs these diverse and inspiring compositions that have been created through their First Stones project, an innovative and exciting opportunity for young Australian composers. From numerous applicants, Halcyon selected nine promising composers from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and issued them the challenge of writing a song for voice and…

First Stones provide a foundation for emerging composers
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First Stones provide a foundation for emerging composers

Alison Morgan is a freelance soprano based in Sydney who along with mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong co-directs acclaimed ensemble Halcyon, Australia’s leading exponent of new chamber music for voice. ‘First Stones’ is Halcyon’s inaugural chamber song project for emerging composers.  This is her account of  the early stages of this project.  The First Stones 2011 Emerging Composers…