Nineteen to the Dozen

Nineteen to the Dozen


An up-to-the-moment a cappella conversation without words.

In a bold attempt to paint the state of the current Australian compositional landscape, a diverse selection of composers from across the country have been asked to fill a segment of time with sounds that draw on the rich heritage of The Song Company’s first 35 years and look forward to a resonant future – using the 163 symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

These nineteen commissions are set against fragments of art music from the last thousand years, and together form a dialogue about the nature of vocal music and musical expression. Including music by Alice Chance, Bernie Van Tiel, Lyle Chan, Matthew Hindson, Owen Elsley, Sally Whitwell and many more.

Presented by The Song Company