THE ONLY WEB PORTRAYAL OF A NATION'S ENTIRE MUSICAL LIFE - DESCRIPTIONS, NUMBERS, ISSUES, FUTURES
Rainbow Serpent Festival - January 2013
By Asher Floyd (Creative Commons)
Credit: Simon Whitaker (Creative Commons)
ABOUT 'MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA'
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.
New ADDITIONS TO MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA
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
THE GROWING EDGE
Reports on what 27 other government are doing for their artists. Makes Australian government look perverse. Survey: Australians want government lifeline for creatives. / INSIDE THE MUSICIAN: famous opera singer Peter Coleman-Wright and virtuoso international flautist Lina Andonovska / Carriageworks and HOTA: what two arts centres are facing during COVID. / Literary magazines are essential for new authors – but they are being killed by funding cuts / ABC and NLA commissioning opps / Aussies win big international pop music competitions
MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA KNOWLEDGE BASE
Launch of entirely restructured site.
How music education stays afloat during COVID / Paavali Jumppanen a brilliant choice for Artistic Director of ANAM / NZ teachers danced in the streets when their ‘NAPLAN’ was terminated / NZ principal says students will need the arts in a changed post-coronavirus world / Defining a context for music learning / Online resources for music education
All the candidates have been nominated. But by whom? See the list. / The Classical nominees are being announced daily on the Fellowship FB site / Concerts replaced by special recording projects.
MUSIC AND BOOK REVIEWS
THE BEST MUSIC REVIEWS page in Australia. Written mainly by musicians.
LOUDMOUTH’S JUNE REVIEWS
Melting Moments, Anna Goldsworthy / Playing Changes: Jazz for a New Century. Nate Chinen
JAZZ. [A]part. Ellen Kirkwood, Sirens Big Band / Five Below Live. Andrea Keller and quintet / The Shadow. Luke Howard Trio / Slip Sliding. Rob Burke, Ben Monder, Tom Rainey / I Wrote You a Song. Emma Stephenson, with Olivia Chindamo, Jane Irving, Kristin Berardi, Liam Budge, Jo Lawry, Liz Tobias
CLASSICAL. Sonatas for Flute and Piano by Australian Women. Aulos Australia / Live at the Sydney Opera House. Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Australian Opera cond. Richard Bonynge
NEW MUSIC. Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia. Ensemble Offspring / Epiphany. Ensemble Liaison / The Peasant Prince. A Symphonic Tale. Music by Katy Abbott, narration Luke Carroll, TSO cond. Ben Northey
CONTEMPORARY On Diamond, by On Diamond / Respect All Lifeforms. Custard