Born during the Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne in 2021, the ANAM Set emerged as a remarkable project by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Composers worked closely with 67 talented musicians of the Academy to produce a plethora of diverse new compositions.
The success of this inventive initiative led to the ANAM Set Festival in May 2022, where these 67 new compositions were showcased over 8 hours of brand-new music in 9 concerts at the Abbotsford Convent.
Now, in 2023, we invite submissions from both Australian and New Zealand composers, embarking on a new chapter of exceptional musical creations. Join us in this extraordinary journey of artistic expression, celebrating the harmonious blend of innovation and tradition at the ANAM Set.
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FROM OUR MUSICIANS
“Through these collaborations I am hoping to extend my awareness of the social-political issues that surround us in our current environment. By collaborating with like-minded artists and composers, our horizons are extended and challenged in ways we may not have considered before.”
Al Fane (VIC) percussion
“The ANAM Set is one of the most enabling and important projects in Australian music I am yet to see, and I am so grateful to be a part of it! As a young performer the process of collaborating with composers in the creation of new works can be the most exhilarating form of the creative process, and I am thrilled to build a new creative dialogue with a composer and discover how we can enlighten each other.”
Henry Justo (QLD) viola
“Working with a composer is one of the most rewarding and fascinating experiences you can have as a performing musician. I cannot wait to embark on this journey with ANAM in 2021, and I look forward to hearing the incredible music that comes out of this project.”
Theodore Pike (QLD) piano
ANAM Set 2021 was supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative