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Amelia Lester’s ‘fearlessness’ sounds Australian. Her ‘integrate’ sounds American, and her ‘loved’ – as in, “I loved growing up in Sydney” – is strung out halfway over the Pacific. When she talks, her hands follow a complicated syntax all their own: first finger tips are pressed together, then her wrists swivel in parallel, then she outlines a weighty sphere, and starts
David Lumsdaine’s 'White Dawn' and 'Big Meeting'
Whenever the old conversation is had about what constitutes the authentic Australian sound in classical music – and fortunately it is had less and less – Peter Sculthorpe tops the list of composers. Anne Boyd’s name usually crops up, too. This is hardly surprising. Sculthorpe’s highly idiomatic style has long been identified with the flat, expansive landscapes typical of much of this