New & noteworthy
Tony Gould presents his approach to jazz and creative music in a new one-hour documentary which comes on a DVD — accompanied by an 80 minute CD of live performances where Tony is joined by a group of top jazz musicians.
The 2015 Albert H Maggs Composition Award has been presented to Julian Yu for his symphonic suite "For our Natural World", a large-scale orchestral work commissioned by Tokyo's Suntory Hall.
Guitarist-composer Michelle Nelson has created a new album of guitar works inspired by the traditional association between guitars and dance, from reflections of the Spanish 17th Century guitar style, through to 1970s Rock and on to the current EDM influence.
Composer Julian Yu has created 126 variations on the single theme "Twinkle twinkle little star", many which ingeniously intertwined in the style of famous composers. No only that but he invited 70 composers from around the world to write a short variation on the theme.
The result is two CD albums performed by Michael Kieran Harvey which were launched at a special event on 28 February 2016.
There's much variety in Cezary Skubiszewski's music for the soundtrack to the new film 'Women he's undressed'. It covers a wide range of popular musical styles of middle 20th century – and there's never a dull moment.
Zubin Kanga’s new CD with Move Records, Piano Inside Out, has now been released. It features seven new innovative solo piano works by Australian composers, commissioned by Kanga and created in close collaboration with him over several years. Includes works by Elliott Gyger, Nicholas Vines, Daniel Rojas, David Young, Marcus Whale, Rosalind Page and Anthony Moles.
Amir Farid's two wonderful performances of "The Works of Javad Maroufi", recorded the Baha'i Centre at MOFO 2015, were broadcast in full on ABC FM on Sunday February 15th...