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.

This month’s playlist explores the lost and the found, the old and the new, from some of the earliest recordings I’ve ever featured to brand new faces releasing their first albums. 

As the year changes, we often take time to reflect on the past and the future and ground ourselves in our community before setting off onto new adventures. I hope this playlist serves as a good meditation in that regard, running the gamut of style and time period, with compositions dating from the 1920’s to the 2020’s, as you ponder the tasks ahead.

If you’re want more music to explore I would, as always, recommend the Australian Art Music Archive, with all previously featured tracks (now just over 1,300!) and our new community listening project: 1,000 Curious Ears – the January edition of that playlist is available here and on the community Facebook group