Fresh views on all things classical music

Whose ears are you listening with?

January 18, 2018

BY JODIE BLACKSHAW, COMPOSER   In my first year of university, my composition teacher Larry Sitsky introduced me to the inimitable composer Harry Partch. Partch had his own set […]

Am I really creative?

January 7, 2018

BY SCOTT MCINTYRE, COMPOSER   “Right now, it’s only a notion, but I think I can… make it into a concept, and then later, turn […]

How do you find great music?

January 4, 2018

BY ANTONIA ZAPPIA   Nothing beats that newly discovered melody or harmony you find while poring endlessly over late-night study. It is the instance of […]

My journey into music therapy: India

January 4, 2018

BY NATASHA LIN   After a 14-hour train ride, I had arrived at Varanasi from Kolkata. Looking back, it’s been an inspiring journey, full of […]

The Novice’s Guide to Change

December 2, 2017

BY JOHN PARKER, COMPOSER   John Parker is one of the composers taking part in Locally Sourced – a Brisbane classical and jazz musician initiative […]

Commissioning: A how-to guide for newbies

November 12, 2017

BY JODIE BLACKSHAW, COMPOSER   Commissioning a new work is a great experience for everyone. I encourage all musicians to consider going through the process […]

FICTION // You are second best

October 15, 2017

BY JOHN GLOVER This story is the inaugural work of short fiction published in CutCommon. * * * “Flat.” I couldn’t believe it. “Are you […]

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