Can you create your own musical ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ in a short one-minute orchestral piece of music? Love writing music and aged 12-23 this is an exciting opportunity for you!
One of the most meaningful things we do as a society is to acknowledge country, to recognise the land, place and history of our Indigenous people. Artology’s visionary new program, ‘To Country’, encourages the creation of short one-minute orchestral works composed by young Australians aged 12-23 years, that are played at the start of a concert as a musical acknowledge of country.
Now’s your chance to get involved and create your own one-minute acknowledge of country. You’ll work with mentor composers, including renowned composer Christopher Sainsbury. The workshops will focus on composition technique and the philosophy behind writing a musical acknowledgment of country. Upon completion, the compositions will be presented by youth orchestras around Australia for a concert or workshop presentation.
Can I apply for both Fanfare and To Country?
Yes, you can apply to both programs at the same time. You must submit different pieces of music for each program that you’re applying for.
Submissions open February 2022. Find out more on what you need how to prepare, here.
To Country introduction with mentors Lyle Chan and Christopher Sainsbury.