School Holiday Intensive
September 21-25
Online

This September, Sounds Unheard is taking its annual School Holiday Intensive online with a brand new program focused on creativity, composition, improvisation and more. Participants will receive creative prompts from leading Australian and international artists in the fields of new and experimental music, and will work with Speak Percussion to create, record and film their musical responses in their own homes. This program is ideal for students interested in innovation, imagination and thinking outside the box.

Participants will be guided through every part of the creative process and will work both individually and in small groups to brainstorm, experiment, record and share their unique creations. All sessions will be held over Zoom, allowing students from across metropolitan and regional Victoria to participate.

For further information and the full schedule, please download the School Holiday Intensive Flyer. To apply please fill out the online form here.

Applications for the School Holiday Intensive must be received by 5pm Tuesday September 15. Percussionists, non-percussionists, composers and electronic musicians are all highly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applying early is encouraged to avoid disappointment.


December Performance Program
December 6-12
Online / Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre

Sounds Unheard’s Performance Intensive program returns in December, with a week of inspiring composition and performance activities for secondary students.

Students will take part in online sessions with London-based Australian composer Matthew Shlomowitz to learn about his ‘Letter Pieces’ – an ongoing series of short performance pieces combining physical actions and sound. During the week the students will work in pairs under the guidance of Matthew and Speak Percussion artists to compose, workshop and rehearse their own letter pieces before filming their new works with a professional videographer.

With restrictions easing in Victoria and inter-school activities now permitted, we’re pleased to announce that students can apply for this program in pairs or as individuals, to be assigned a partner by Speak. Applications are strongly encouraged from students with an interest in musical performance, composition, drama and/or dance.

Students will be assigned a time for the two in-person activities (a personalised workshop session and a filming session) where they will work with their partner and Speak Percussion mentors.

Speak Percussion’s full CovidSAFE plan for this activity can be provided on request.

For further information and the full schedule, please download the December Performance Program Flyer. To apply please fill out the online form here.

Applications for the December Performance Program must be received by 5pm Wednesday 2 December. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applying early is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Toolbox perform Letter Piece No.5


Online Masterclasses
www.soundsunheard.com/masterclasses/

Access international artists, professional experts and a wealth of musical knowledge from your home, school or practice room. These online sessions are presented by some of the world’s most exciting musicians, on topics including performance preparation, approaches to composition, extended techniques and more.

Sounds Unheard Experts presenting masterclasses in 2020 include:
– flutist, collaborative artist and cultural activist Claire Chase (US)
– Icelandic composer collective S.L.A.T.U.R.
– composer, performer and media artist Jessie Marino (US/DE)
– Hong Kong-based artist and composer Samson Young


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