The Growing Edge

Interview with: Lee Bradshaw

Interview by: Mandy Stefanakis

‘Being bound by the idea of music is important to people, and that’s all that actually matters.’

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Written by: Aviva Endean

As composer in residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers’ House in 2021, Aviva has held a series of concerts and workshops, collaborating with local artists and seeking audience feedback. Peggy’s generous legacy enabled these events to trade on generosity and ideas, rather than the economic and bureaucratic frameworks that too often shape our experience of music.

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The major focus of the reawakening of the songline will be to find the songs that make up the story and try and connect them in the correct sequence and with the correct spiritual locations along its route. If the Black Duck Songline can be awakened, this could be a model for the recovery and reawakening of other songlines in areas of Australia where Aboriginal knowledge has been suppressed.

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Written by: Angelina Hurley

The golden rule when organising an arts event with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to never hold it at the same time as a sports event. If there is a choice between attending one or the other, chances are our mob are going to that footy game.

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Written by: Charles MacInnes

I’m curious now about the future of music making and teaching in an age of environmental crisis… Could musical and artistic practices themselves lead the way to social change and establish new connections between phenomena, peoples and places?

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