New Music Days: Lisa Illean & ANAM – Finding Our Voice
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New Music Days: Lisa Illean & ANAM – Finding Our Voice

Future-focused, thoughtfully curated and artist centric.

New Music Days is a burgeoning three-day festival and the latest offering in experiential programming, bursting forth into the collective sphere of the new and exciting.

Each performance at New Music Days presents budding ideas that facilitate broader social and political discussion. In its inaugural year, the festival focuses on the importance of First Nations composers, voices and stories, how musicians compose and respond to the environment, and the work of female composers in Australia.

Featuring five bold events across three days, audiences will have the opportunity to not only bask in the delight of live music, but to go deeper, engaging in public conversations through pre and post-concert talks.


Lisa Illean is a composer of acoustic and acousmatic music with work spanning pieces written for orchestra to sound works conceived for unique spaces. Aura Go is an Australian pianist whose practice encompasses performance, collaboration, curation, education and artistic research. Emma McGrath is the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra concertmaster. She made her debut as a concerto soloist at aged 14 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Their performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall as part of New Music Days 2023 invites eight Australian artists to create ambitious new musical compositions, illustrating a remarkable range of music-making. Finding Our Voice is a nationwide project that invites eight Australian artists to create ambitious new musical compositions, illustrating a remarkable range of music-making. This program sets the pristine beauty of a handful of cult contemporary pieces alongside the aching clarity of renaissance music. Performed by ever-changing constellations of piano, strings and electronics, this through-composed experience of listening works as an incantation, comprising dream-like elegies, enigmas, and odes to the ethereal.

Finding Our Voice sets the pristine beauty of a handful of cult contemporary pieces alongside the aching clarity of renaissance music. Performed by ever-changing constellations of piano, strings and electronics. This through-composed experience of listening works as an incantation, comprising dream-like elegies, enigmas, and odes to the ethereal.