(2020) Australia Council for the Arts - Resilience Fund Grant

The 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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General Sir John Monash Foundation launches podcast, The Scholars

Mumbrella | News Article | The first five episodes of The Scholars explores the education journeys of five John Monash scholars in locations from New York to regional NSW, with backgrounds in music composing, economics, marine biology, clinical paediatrics, and civil engineering.

 

Zodiac Virtual Festival 2020

Delighted to be invited to record a short video and share the 2018 performance of Sfidare as part of Zodia’s 2020 Virtual Festival.

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Why innovation and creativity reign supreme during challenging times

MSN News | News Article | Michael Grebla — the 2016 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar, mechanical engineer turned award winning international composer currently based in Manhattan, New York — has let his creativity and composition flourish during the current lockdown. While the global music industry has been brutally impacted by the pandemic, Michael has been using this time to his advantage by creating new pieces of music, writing a series of works entitled ‘music in isolation’, for solo performers to be broadcast internationally through various platforms.

Why innovation and creativity reign supreme during challenging times

Stockhead | News Article | Michael Grebla — the 2016 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar, mechanical engineer turned award winning international composer currently based in Manhattan, New York — has let his creativity and composition flourish during the current lockdown. While the global music industry has been brutally impacted by the pandemic, Michael has been using this time to his advantage by creating new pieces of music, writing a series of works entitled ‘music in isolation’, for solo performers to be broadcast internationally through various platforms.

Alba Music Festival: la musica non si è fermata!

Targato CN Italy | News Article | Per le mattinate Educational, alle 10.30 per l’International Composition Seminar a cura di Elliott McKinley, Four of the chosen 2020 Alba Composition Fellows – Kira Wales, Michael Grebla, Bernard Short, Austin Franklin, incontro con quattro giovani compositori prescelti per la presenza a Alba nel 2020. Si prosegue con lo spazio dedicato dal Festiva

Alba Music Festival (May 2020)

Piamont, Italy

An annual summer festival in the Piamont region of Italy bringing together artists internationally. I was commissioned to write a new work for the Borromeo String Quartet, though due to COVID-19, the festival was switched to an online format. Instead, I participated online and was featured as part of a livestream series, where I presented a recording of a prior quartet and took part in an interview.

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Alba 2020 Virtual Music Festival

The ALBA festival was due to proceed in person in Italy in late May this year, though due to COVID-19, plans the festival shifted online. I was glad to participate virtually by way of a seminar chaired by Prof. Elliott McKinley. The seminar was streamed directly from the ALBA website during the festival, though a record was uploaded to YouTube some days later which can be found below.

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