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austalian music centre resonate magazine

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Our friends at the Australian Music Centre, via their online Resonate Magazine, have been publishing a series of articles highlighting female composers and musicians working across a range of musical forms and genres. Below is a digest of their current activity.

For more Resonate articles, including news, reviews and a blog and, of course, access to the AMC’s vast resources on Australian composers and Australian new music, a large proportion of which has been fully digitised, head to

Betty Beath at 80: I like to complete a work
Anni Heino interviews Brisbane-based composer Betty Beath who has just turned 80. She talks of her expansive travels in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and the influences these have had on her compositional processes.
November 10, 2012

Screen composer Leah Curtis: 'Be open and take risks’
Lia McCrae-Moore in discussion with Leah Curtis about her initial inspiration to become a screen composer and the processes involved in orchestrating and scoring for film and television, in both big budget Hollywood and independent projects in Australia. This article first appeared on Australian Film Institute's AFI Blog and is republished on Resonate in a slightly shorter version. October 11, 2012

Insight: SILVA—Something from nothing
AMC represented artist Mary Finisterer discusses her compositional process and the role of metaphor, in particular reference to her work SILVA for percussionst Claire Edwardes of Ensemble Offspring (see also realtime tv interview with Edwardes and the review of SILVA in RealTime 112). September 27, 2012

Jeanell Carrigan's celebration of diversity
Anni Heino talks with pianist Jeanell Carrigan about her passion to perform contemporary Australian compositions and her two recent releases by AMC, Narratives and Detours and A Little Variation.
August 28, 2012

The music of Liza Lim—new music education resource from the AMC
Kim Waldock introduces the Australian Music Centre’s educational resource for senior secondary and early tertiary teaching on the work of Liza Lim, one of Australia’s most daring and prolific composers.
July 30, 2012

Also of possible interest to RealTime readers is Boni Cairncross’s review of Sonorities of Site: Aphids, Architecture & New Music 1998-2010, Aphid’s recent publication, edited by Cynthia Troupe, discussing the interdisciplinary work of this artist led organisation.

Images l-r: Betty Beath, courtesy the artist; Leah Curtis, © Stephanie Neal Photography; Mary Finsterer, © Dean Golja; Jeanell Carrigan, courtesy the artist