“There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe, and what can be more special than that there is no boundary?” said Stephen Hawking in 1986.

Emerging Composers

Erik Griswold, Chris Williams, Samantha Rafferty, Luke Cuerel, Cathy Milliken and Vanessa Tomlinson at The Soundstream Emerging Composers’ Forum, 2019. Photo © Olivia Davies

Three unique projects will take place in March and April 2022 that embrace the heart of Indigenous, experimental and contemporary music-making in Australia. The projects create exciting conditions of exploration in an attempt to dissolve boundaries imposed by conventional thinking. Inarma Choir will travel from Titjikala Community in the Northern Territory to Adelaide for concerts at the Art Gallery of South Australia and a recording of two new works commissioned through the ABC Classic Commissioning Fund at ABC Studio 520.

Summers Night Project (SNP) supports and mentors emerging Australian composers who identify as women to create new works, touring across three states, with the aim of growing the gender diversity of composers in Australia. The Soundstream Emerging Composers’...