A year in the making! We returned to Trackdown Studios in February to record the fanfares from 2021 with the Australian Youth Orchestra conducted by Carlo Antonioli. The chamber orchestra and the composers worked brilliantly to polish their works. The producer was Tony David Cray who recorded the 8 fanfares by Cassie Parke (NSW), Phillip Cullen (NSW), Charlie Wells (SA), Annika Ganesh (SA), Floyd Taylor (Tas), Will Hartley-Keane (Vic), Raphael Luxton (WA) and Bonnie Cook (WA). See the gallery, here.

Sydney Youth Orchestras, at their brand new home, will hold the workshop session for the 12 young composers selected in 2021 on the 3 April 2022. We are looking forward to hearing the orchestra and new fanfares by: Abhinav Ananth (Age 14), Andrew Dharma (Age 12), Ashton Parris (Age 14), Billie Clow (Age 18), Catrin Wood (Age 19), Charlotte Leamon (Age 19), Heath Jelovic (Age 16), Johnny Yang (Age 19), Jonah Eskander (Age 19), Rhys Owen (Age 18), Sujin Kang (Age 18), Zoe Gougousidis (Age 19).

Are you considering entering ‘To Country’ ? If you need help getting started listen to ‘Two Fires Talking’ by composer Christopher Sainsbury and the interview with Christopher and Lyle Chan. What images and sounds connect you to Country where you live? Find out more, here.

Steps and Holes Theatre production. This year we are working with Steps and Holes to present an extra sound design program. Cassie Parke has been selected to work with the team to realise a new sound design for the production Soul Trading. The season runs from the 16-20 November 2022 at the new Rebel Wilson Theatre.

Extra prizes! If you are interested in sound design or creating a soundscape for gaming we are offering two mentorships to work with either the Australian Theatre for Young People and create the sound design for Clockwork Orange: A Play with Music. Or let your imagination run wild and create a soundscape for the tabletop gaming app Syrinscape. Don’t forget to indicate on your application form your interest and any experience

Listen to Nick Vines, an Artology mentor and a high school teacher at Sydney Grammar School.

Teachers, are you looking for perfect lesson plans for your music class? To get started check out the Resources section on the website. You can find over 10 lesson plans, a DIY Guide for Students and video resources created by past Fanfare participants. Visit the Resources page, here.

For those into film! If filmmaking is your passion, Artology is also partnering with Spring Bay Mill to present the Very Short Film Festival. Applicants are required to submit a two to five-minute film which includes a reference to the competition’s 2022 theme ‘spring’, with prizes offered in the junior category (21 years of age or under at the time of entry) and the open category, find out how to enter…