Sahara Beck has been named as the recipient of the $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award for 2019, the announcement taking place at the launch of this year's Queensland Music Festival.
Queensland composer, electric guitarist and improviser Liam Flenady is among seven recipients of the 2019 Art Music Fund.
Since 2016, the Art Music Fund has awarded a total of more than $400,000 to Australian and New Zealand composers creating brave, new and lasting works. The 2019 Art Music Fund's $100,000 allocation will support a range of projects coming to life - from concertos to opera to the avant-garde.
Liam's project centres on the composition of a new 30-minute, continuous multi-movement work The Five Seasons for trombone and percussion, based on themes of geological time, non-Western concepts of time and seasons, and ecological crisis.
Queensland Music Festival has launched its massive 2019 program. The state-wide program for the festival's 20th anniversary will run 5 July through to 28 July and bring "the gift of music to all corners of the state". Find out what's on and how you can get involved!
Last fortnight Paris Irwin, winner of the Industry Connect ‘Chill with Paces’ mentoring session spent an afternoon at Alchemix Recording Studios with Paces to gain some priceless industry insight, feedback on her songs and whip up a groovy new tune with the Gold Coast based producer.
Tucked away in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast is the picturesque Heliport Studios where for the second year, eight Industry Connect participants will spend four days co-writing and collaborating on new music with the guidance of industry experts.
APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. The Smugglers of Light initiative will also return in 2019, providing a promising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music or media practitioner with a grant of $12,000.