In May 2012, coinciding with Richard Tognetti and ACO musicians taking up residency in Carnarvon to develop a new work by Iain Grandage for The Reef, students from Carnarvon and Geraldton created their own work to reflect their personal stories. Workshop leader Gillian Howell, together with composer Iain Grandage, Mark Atkins (didgeridoo) and ACO musicians, facilitated a series of workshops to open up the world of composition to young people.
In 2010, we created Thinking about Forever, a cross-artform work that combined contemporary dance with music by Matthew Hindson.
If you are interested in the ACO coming to your area to facilitate a composition workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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