NEWS

MOMENTUM ENSEMBLE PRESENTS 'AVEM ASPERITAS'

Monday 30th November, -0001
In September 2019 Momentum Ensemble gave the first performance of a special creative collaboration commissioned by AYO with the support of the late Peter Weiss AO. The work, Avem Asperitas, melds together sound and image crafted by two artists living on opposite sides of Australia.

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AVEM ASPERITAS: A COLLABORATION IN CLOUDSCAPES

Wednesday 11th November, 2020
Last year, Momentum Ensemble premiered an audio-visual work by AYO Composition alumnus Lachlan Skipworth and photographer Greg Barrett. This year we saw the online premiere of the piece, Avem Asperitas, as part of a special event with the composer. Words About Music alumna Paige Gullifer has explored this commissioned work and takes a deeper dive into multi-media art forms

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TOP FIVE ORCHESTRAL MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS 

Wednesday 11th November, 2020
Keeping an orchestra running smoothly requires a team of dedicated arts administrators. AYO’s Orchestral Management program offers a glimpse into life behind the scenes of the orchestral world. One of this year’s participants, Hannah Cui, shares her top five tips on getting the most out of the course, balancing the intensity, teamwork and fun along the way.

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LISTENING TO THE EXCERPTS WITH BEN OPIE | PREPARING YOUR AYO AUDITION

Tuesday 13th October, 2020
As applicants around the country are preparing their auditions for AYO in 2021, each musician will be playing a set of excerpts to be assessed by the panel. You might be asking—how do you give a strong performance of an excerpt? We chatted to oboist, artistic director and experienced audition panellist Ben Opie about the importance of listening in preparation for performing AYO’s excerpts.

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