A tapestry of nineteen compact commissions from Australian composers playlisted against fragmented miniatures from each of the last 12 centuries.

In a bold attempt to paint the state of the current Australian compositional landscape, a diverse selection of composers from across the country have been asked to fill a segment of time with sounds that draw on the rich heritage of The Song Company’s first 35 years and look forward to a burgeoning future – using the 163 symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet. These nineteen commissions are set against fragments of art music from the last thousand years, and together form a dialogue about the nature of vocal music and musical expression. Including music by Alice Chance, Bernie Van Tiel, Gordon Hamilton, Lyle Chan, Matthew Hindson, Owen Elsley, Sally Whitwell, and many more.

Tue 22 Oct 7.30pm | Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Thu 24 Oct 2pm | Berry School of Arts

Fri 25 Oct 7.30pm | Wesley Uniting Church, Canberra

Sat 26 Oct 3pm | Wollongong Art Gallery

Thu 31 Oct 7.30pm | Ballarat Art Gallery

Fri 1 Nov 7pm | Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon

Tue 5 Nov 7.30pm | St George’s Cathedral, Perth

Thu 7 Nov 7pm | Newcastle Conservatorium

Sat 9 Nov 3pm | The Independent Theatre, North Sydney

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