Every donation will make a difference to NMN's 2014 program
The New Music Network (NMN) fosters awareness of new music through the presentation of unique events which challenge and inspire audiences around Australia. In 2013, NMN has been active in 5 states and territories, presenting more than 30 events and employing over 150 performers.
Funding to our organisation has been seriously reduced for 2014, so we are asking for your help to assist this important area of Australia’s music culture by making a donation. You may also like to consider becoming a support member of the NMN for an annual fee of just $40. Donations will support our wonderful New Music Mini Series (emerging artists program), and the annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address (Australia’s only national forum on new music).
New Music Network Fund is a tax deductable fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations.
West Head Project
Jim Denley is joined by Rosalind Hall (saxophone) at this year’s West Head Project. Both musicians are instrumental innovators – the saxophone is redefined in their work. Their aim in these concerts is to find music that resonates with two redefined spaces. MELBOURNE Date: 6.30pm, Wed 27 November 2013 Where: Norla Dome, Mission to Seaman, 717 Flinders Street, Melbourne SYDNEY Date: 4pm, Sunday 1 December 2013 Where: Paddington Reservoir 251-255 Oxford Street, Paddington (opposite the Chauvel Cinema) Entry by donation: $20 | $10 (suggestion) Bookings & info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanging of Jean Lee
7 and 8 Decemver, Arts House Melbourne
Production by Andrée Greenwell, Jordie Albiston and Abe Pogos. A razor-sharp ‘underbelly song cycle’, The Hanging of Jean Lee traces the life of the last Australian woman hanged, at Pentridge Gaol in 1951. Inspired by Melbourne poet Jordie Albiston’s chilling verse biography, Lee’s story plays out in a dramatic concert version with original music, lyrical text and haunting projections. ...More info.
Events from New Music Network Members
Five short Blasts
Running until 15 December
Five Short Blasts is a musical encounter of Melbourne as a water city. Our electric flotilla quietly turns attention towards the complex and contingent orchestration of weather, industry, vessels, and inhabitation within this largely unheard zone. Boat journeys are free but bookings are essential as boat seating is strictly limited. Created by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, produced by the City of Melbourne’s Arts Participation Program with support from Port of Melbourne Corporation. ...More info or watch the video.
The Song Company
Of Birds and Angels Tour from 24 Nov to 4 Dec 2013
Mirth and magic from all creatures celestial provide the substance of this trademark Song Company Christmas program. Angels and birds intertwine in a concert that blends the best of pagan and Christian traditions in Australia and in the world. Carols in Catalan, in Ukranian and in Spanish, but also beautiful pieces by composers living in our midst: Ross Edwards and Christopher Willcock. ...More info.
Eugene Ughetti Solo Show
14 December, 6pm, Salon MRC
In this rare solo event, Eugene performs 21st-century works by Australia’s compositional luminaries including Liza Lim, Anthony Pateras, James Rushford, Thomas Meadowcroft and Alex Garsden. Be prepared for the new Australian masterworks of the solo percussion repertoire. More info.
Now Now Festival
8-12 January 2014
The NOW now will present 5 massive days and nights of exploratory art! 5 nights of performances @ the Red Rattler, the NOW now group show @ SNO gallery, site specific performances, installations, performance art, workshops, discussions @ Marrickville Bowling Club and the NOW now zine. Featuring over 60 local, interstate and international artists! Festival passes and t-shirts on sale at the Festival Launch: December 4, 2013 @ The Red Rattler. ...More info.
NMN 2013 CD Sampler
The 2013 New Music Network (NMN) promotional double CD features live and studio recordings from 27 NMN members. Some of the tracks are available on our MySpace page. This is the fourth edition of the biennial NMN CD and gives an insight into the exciting and creative presentation of new music in Australia. The CD features improvised works and new compositions - many of which have been created by the artists themselves. To find out how you can obtain a copy simply email email@example.com
Join the NMN today!
Have you considered joining the New Music Network. There are many benefits for individual members including special ticket offers to performances in the annual concert series and offers from other supporting organisations. Your membership also directly helps support the Network and the vital role it plays presenting Australian artists. ...Find out more about member and the benefits.