Arts Centre Melbourne has announced this year’s intake for its prestigious mentoring program for emerging Victorian composers, 5x5x5: Memory. Ceridwen McCooey, Mabel Windred-Wornes, Samuel Kreusler, Sue-Anne Tan, and Theo Carbo will create an original composition of five minutes duration exploring the theme of memory under the direction of Artistic Mentor Kate Neal. The final works will be professionally recorded in their home studios and released by ACM and The Channel through new digital platform Together With You on July 20.

Photo supplied

“There was a huge response to this year’s 5x5x5. There are simply so many outstanding and thoughtful young artists in our community – covering a diversity of style, genre, craft, and hailing from contrasting musical backgrounds. It is inspiring to see so many different approaches to sound, craft and content,” said Neal.

“This is an incredibly important program in fostering young sound makers in our community. Writing music and sound can be a lonely and isolating process – so providing a commission with a presentation platform, together with feedback and mentoring sessions, is vital for the sectors continuing development and growth,” added Neal

Each composer will receive a $1,250 commission and will...

Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism.

Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.