As part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s composition mentorship program 5x5x5, the five selected composers – Ceridwen McCooey, Mabel Windred-Wornes, Samuel Kreusler, Sue-Anne Tan and Theo Carbo – have today released their original compositions through Arts Centre Melbourne’s Together With You digital platform.

For the first time in the program’s eight-year history, 5x5x5 has given artists the autonomy to self-produce their works in home studios – ensuring they did not miss out on this crucial opportunity during lockdown.

Finding new ways of artistic practice within a Coronavirus landscape has raised many challenges for artists but Neal says this didn’t affect the mindset of the composers.

The 5x5x5 program has been offered by Arts Centre Melbourne since 2013 as a powerful development pathway for young Victorian composers under the age of 30. Each composer is mentored by an industry professional and receives a $1,250 commission to produce new work with the intent to develop and support their artistic aspirations. It also paves the way for further development and profiling of emerging contemporary classical composers. Previous 5x5x5 programs include 2013’s Arts Centre Melbourne Spaces ; 2014’s Arts Centre Melbourne Spaces; 2015’s Arts Walk Quotes; 2017’s Journey and 2019’s Inside Out.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents
5x5x5: Memory
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