Welcome to the Australian Art Music playlist! A monthly playlist of classical, jazz, experimental and electronic music focused on contemporary Australian composers, musicians and sound artists.

We’re going big or going home this month with a range of orchestra concertos for double basses (both 1 and 8!), bass clarinet, and shakuhachi. Many of these works are multi-movements so I’ve picked one as a jumping off point to whet your appetite for these longer pieces. The playlist also features music for other large ensembles beyond the orchestra, such wind symphony, big band, jazz dectet and even the soundtrack for an acrobatic circus show. I hope you enjoy your tasting platter of the mammoth, enormous, and huge range of music Australia has to offer.

Australian Art Music Playlist April 2023

Sydney Symphony Orchestra


    1. The Ring Cycle by Ekrem Eli Phoenix 
    2. Sunyata by Fiona Hill 
    3. Mary/ Transcendence after Trauma from Annunciation Triptych by Liza Lim | performed by WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru
    4. Spectres in the Forest from...