One of West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s most celebrated initiatives is its Composition Project, which sees early career composers from WA hone their skills in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Mentored over a four-month period by Project Artistic Director James Ledger and musicians from the orchestra, the composers take part in one-on-one lessons, workshops and rehearsals, all of which culminates in a new work from each for 14-piece chamber ensemble. This year’s participants are Maddie Ivy, Nate Wood, Tim Newhouse and...

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