Ashley Simonetto

Finding Our Voice is a re-imagining of the music festival. Celebrating Australia in sound, it’s a definitive portrait of Australian art music now. Finding Our Voice will commission eight musical works from an array of brilliant artists, and across 2021-22, these new creations will appear as standalone live performances for audiences in different locations countrywide, in partnership with iconic festivals, venues, places and communities.

Finding Our Voice is also a digital festival, creating and sharing experiences, skills and resources online. Performance footage, interviews, commentary, insights into creative processes sit alongside activities stimulating participation — deepening musical engagement and equipping people to express their own creativity. I’m the artistic director for this new festival, and we’ll announce the lineup of artists, partners and team across 2021.