MAINSTAGE: 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, nineteen composers 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 the countless possibilities of the human voice – using the 163 symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet and beyond. 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 the deepest form of musical expression.


LIVE IN CAMERA: The Omnific & The Song Company in a sequence of polyphony from 12th-century Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral and 21st-century Melbourne. LISTEN (JANUARY 2021)