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 once again return to one of our instrument-focussed playlists – this month, the harp!
As always, I try and grab a variety of recent releases, old classics, and hidden gems but I’m a little startled this month by how much you can hear the performers’ aesthetic in the repertoire they champion. There’s a range of excellent composers (and arrangers) here, but I find it charming to dig through each performer’s back catalogue for the exact versions or pieces you’ll find in the playlist.
I hope you find this a good jumping off point for a deep dive too!
- Fantasy for Harp & Orchestra by Ann Carr-Boyd | performed by Verna Lee, Steel City Strings, Kyle Little, conducted by Shilong Ye
- Poems for Flute and Harp by Sally...