Thanks to the support of APRA and the Australia Council, in 2015 we have been able to award four talented applicants a place in our Hatched Academy. This year our Academy represent a broad and national line-up of musicians. The composers are Dan Thorpe from Adelaide and Samuel Smith from Melbourne, with performers represented by American-born flautist Jodie Rottle, now a resident of Brisbane and Melbourne-based pianist Jacob Abela (piano) who originally hails from Sydney.
In 2015 our ‘hatchlings’ will be featured as part of Sizzle (March 29, Spectrum Now Festival) as well as Future Retro (October 25, Sydney Conservatorium). They will participate in various mentoring and workshop sessions throughout the year with Artistic Directors, Claire Edwardes and Damien Ricketson, the core musicians of Ensemble Offspring and various industry professionals.
To celebrate our 20th Birthday year and as an adjunct to Hatched, we have teamed up with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to offer two composition students an opportunity to be featured in Future Retro. Cassie To and Kezia Yap will work closely with Ensemble Offspring members during the year and develop new works to be premiered in October alongside new works by Hatched composers, and Sydney Conservatorium graduate Tristan Coelho, which will be commissioned through our Noisy Egg Creation Fund. These new works will feature in a two-concert celebration alongside Dutch-based Australian composer Kate Moore and big name international composers, Louis Andriessen, Gerard Grisey and Gyorgy Ligeti.
Dan Thorpe – Composer (Adelaide)
Website – danthorpe.net
Samuel Smith – Composer (Melbourne)
Soundcloud – Samuel Smith
Jodie Rottle – Performer (Brisbane)
Website – www.jodierottle.com
Jacob Abela – Performer (Melbourne)
Website – jacobabela.com
See behind the scenes of the 2014 Hatched Academy with our first Academy members, composer Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Callum G’Froerer.
The 2015 Hatched Academy is supported by the APRA AMCOS Music Grants Program.