Bundanon Trust and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust have announced the winners of the Prelude Residencies for 2021, with Aviva Endean, Matt Laing and Dr Yitzhak Yedid set to take up residencies in Perth, Angaston and Sydney.
The philosophy behind the Residencies is based on Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ 1958 words: “It is apparent that leisure and silence are absolute prerequisites for composers if they are to engage fully the many forms of awareness involved in creative activity.”
The winners of the Residencies are provided with sole occupancy of the houses as well as a stipend to cover living costs and travel. The program is in its fifth year and has been managed by Bundanon Trust and the Peggy Glanville Hicks Composers House Trust. As of next year, however, it will be solely managed by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust.
A clarinettist, composer, improviser, curator, sound artist, performance-maker and collaborator, Aviva Endean – who was announced as one of 10 Art Music Fund recipients earlier this year – will take up residency in the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney’s suburb of Paddington.
Composer, pianist and pedagogue Yitzhak Yedid, who won the prestigious Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music last year, will make Gallop House in Dalkeith, Western Australia his home for the year.
Matt Laing. Photo © Sharon Gertner
Next year’s Prelude Residencies will also include a third historic house, with composer and violist Matt Laing – whose new Bassoon Concerto will feature in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 2021 season – taking up residence in Collingrove Homestead in Angaston, South Australia, a Victorian-era home located six kilometres from the Barossa Valley.