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The Music in Australia Knowledge Base provides the world with a source of information about musical practice in Australia and/or by Australians that can assist in its further development and lift its status in Australian life and culture, and in the world at large.
The Knowledge Base describes the situation of music in Australia. So, for instance, it could describe the situation of music in schools – what is provided, the competence of the teaching, government attitudes and so on, but would be much less likely to dwell on intricacies of pedagogy or syllabus.
It covers the entire music sector including the role of music in human development and society, music’s creation and practice, the music sector and its components, government policies, regulation, support, the international context. It covers facts, issues of contention, statistics, research.
The Music in Australia Knowledge Base is produced and published by the Music Trust. The Trust’s slogan: The Music Trust works with energy, imagination and authority for music in Australia.
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INSIDE THE MUSICIAN: Stuart Vandegraaff: Living on the Harmonics
Between the Covid lockdowns of 2020, I took the opportunity to release an album of original jazz compositions, Saving Daylight, which was launched to a full
Public Expenditure on Artistic, Cultural and Creative Activity in Australia in 2007-08 to 2019-2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FULL REPORT https://newapproach.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ANA-62237-Insight-Report_DC07.pdf This report provides an updated overview of cultural expenditure trends by governments in Australia between the years of 2007–08 and
This Musical World. The trail of war’s consequences is long
Mandy Stefanakis Written by: Mandy Stefanakis ‘All wars are evil, and all victims deserve support.’ – Clare Daley A work that truly affects me is the
How our album of birdsong recordings rocketed to #2 on the ARIA charts
Gang-gang cockatoos are endemic to south-eastern Australia. Shutterstock Written by: Stephen Garnett and Anthony Albrecht Australia is losing its birds at an alarming rate – one
INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Felicity Wilcox: In Search of New Ways to Sound
Felicity Wilcox. (Nat Cartney@ Rolling Media, February 2021.) Written by: Felicity Wilcox I fell in love with music through playing piano in my childhood. When
What is the point of taxpayer funding of private schools?
Melbourne Grammar School science hub Written by: Chris Bonnor and Tom Greenwell The growth in private schooling has long been accompanied by declining overall levels of
Loudmouth is the free monthly online magazine of the Music Trust. It reports current developments, discusses matters of policy, politics and cultural development. Its music education section covers issues ranging from early childhood to career development, community music and educational research. Its excellent reviews are written mostly by musicians, and include important recordings and books not reviewed elsewhere.
THIS MONTH ON LOUDMOUTH
MUSIC, THE ARTS AND THE WORLD
- Understanding value of our cultural lives
- Great opportunities: arts policy suggestions for the new government
- How Gough Whitlam got the arts going
- Australian government’s shrinking role in cultural diplomacy
- 60 performances of Australian music at Albert Hall,London
MUSIC AND MUSIC PEOPLE
- Chris Cody interviews the great jazz pianist Mike Nock
- INSIDE THE MUSICIAN: self-revealing article by brilliant pianist Novak Manojlovic
- Obituary: the late great trumpeter Bob Barnard
MUSIC, WELLBEING AND EDUCATION
- Urgently rescue arts education now
- Wales triples funding, launches National (school) Music Service
- 60% of teachers exhausted, want out. To the rescue!
- Reverse Morrison’s ignorant perverse university fee increase
MUSIC AND BOOK REVIEWS
THE BEST MUSIC REVIEWS page in Australia. Written mainly by musicians.
LOUDMOUTH’S DECEMBER REVIEWS
Reviews of 15 books, documentaries and recordings in classical, jazz, new music, rock, memoirs, and musicology.