Finding Our Voice

Finding Our Voice is an innovative approach to the music festival. It presents and promotes live performances of eight new musical works across Australia. And, its digital manifestation creates a treasure trove of film footage of the live events, plus educational resources and interviews, all illuminating the artists’ stories, creative processes, their diverse voices and approaches. Finding Our Voice encourages engagement, creativity and skill building around some of the most striking music being made in Australia today.

Celebrating Australia in sound, Finding Our Voice is a portrait of Australian art music now.

We’ll have more information across the next six months as some of Australia’s most imaginative composers realise new works in a range of venues across Australia. Stay tuned for updates about: Mark Atkins & Erkki Veltheim (October at UKARIA), William Barton & Friends (27 November at Sydney Opera House as part of the Unwrapped Season), Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, and Jenny Hector (December at Bundanon), Sunny Kim’s MotherTongue MotherLand (February at Sydney Opera House), as well as Linda May Han Oh (March), Lior & Nigel Westlake (March), Matthias Schack-Arnott (April) and Lisa Illean (April).

Finding Our Voice is supported by UKARIA, the Australian Government's Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, and the following individuals and foundations: Ulrike Klein AO, Berg Family Foundation, The Yulgilbar Foundation, The Aranday Foundation, Playking Foundation and Julie Kantor AO.

"Australia is rich in brilliant music makers. Finding Our Voice creates a national portrait in sound of our most exciting composers, working in wildly diverse ways. Listening to them helps us to hear, celebrate and connect with one another, and our country."
- Genevieve Lacey
Genevieve Lacey — artistic director
Martel Ollerenshaw, Paul Mason, Genevieve Lacey — executive producers
Jakub Gaudasinski — audio
Deborah May — film
Rosie Pentreath — communications
New Opening Studio — brand identity and website
Fraser Orford — producer
Morwenna Collette — accessibility
James Humberstone — education
Margaret Barrett — evaluation
Alison Beare — director of UKARIA Cultural Centre, lead partner