SZCSoM #AloneTogether Commissions: Australian Content Online

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are thrilled to announce the recipients of our #AloneTogether Commission project. The project is aimed at generating online material centered on Australian music practice for our students in 2020.

We have had an overwhelming response of applications, and we extend a huge thank you to all those who applied.  Future opportunities will be shared here.

The  successful recipients and their projects are outlined below.

ArtistCommission title/description
Coco's Lunch Shifting Time: the interplay of voice and rhythm
Jim Denley Arational Melodies from an Isolated Apartment
Online class materials with Q@A
Flinders Quartet Investigating remote rehearsing and gender equality in mainstream arts organisations in Australia: a performer to composer perspective 
Online class materials
Heather Fairbairn Australian women opera composers 
Online class materials
Inventi Ensemble Collaborating with composers: Inventi Ensemble in conversation with Caerwen Martin and Melody Eötvös
Guided discussion 
Xani Kolac Approaching Electronic Effect: a philosophical approach to Electronics for acoustic instrumentalists  
Interactive online class materials
Barney McAll Software as a tool in the manifestation of musical ideas
Interactive online class materials 
Morwenna Collett Building a musically inclusive future: accessibility considerations for music practitioners and organisations
Online lecture 
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey Sound installation practice: Insights Five Short Blasts, Pivot and When It Rains.
Online class materials with Q@A
Dr Christopher Hale Hohŭp: a traditional Korean drumming technique for approaching rhythm 
Online workshop

What is the #AloneTogether Commission project?

SZCSoM commissioned 10 presentations, workshops and/or performances focusing on elements of Australian music practice for 2020 in a quest to support our local arts community during the COVID 19 pandemic and its impacts, while simultaneously enriching our students' online learning experience.

The commission offered 10 x $1000 bursaries to the Australian music community to create online materials for our students that we can deliver in 2020. These could be from performers or composers across classical, pop, jazz and improvisation, as well as producers, audio engineers, software programmers and freelance academics.

The selection panel was made up of convenors from the different streams in the school, and the alignment of the material to the school’s vision was key in our decision making. This included our focus on music in Australia, opportunities for Indigenous artists, gender equity as stated in our Keychange Pledge, as well as innovation and collaboration.