Tura New Music, Monash University and Soundstream have launched The Summers Night Project. The project has been established to support and mentor emerging composers who identify as women to create a composition for performances in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, with the aim of growing the gender diversity of composers in music programs Australia-wide.
The three composers chosen from a national call-out are Olivia Davies (WA), Rachel Bruerville (SA) and Carmen Chan Schoenborn (VIC). They will create works for a chamber ensemble comprised of members of Decibel New Music Ensemble and Soundstream. Each composer has been allocated a lead mentor from their home state and has access to all performer mentors each possessing different areas of expertise.
A two-day rehearsal intensive will take place in Perth from 30 June to 1 July 2018 followed by concerts in the three host states:
Western Australia | Monday 2 July | Subiaco Arts Centre
South Australia | Wednesday 4 July | Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
Victoria | Friday 6 July | Music Auditorium, Monash University
as part of the Gender Diversity in Music Making Conference
The Summers Night Project is presented by Tura New Music, Soundstream and Monash University, in association with project partners APRA AMCOS, the Australian Music Centre, and Decibel New Music Ensemble.