Three Australian artists to take the lead in an agenda-setting event

The Australian Music Centre is bringing together three exciting artists, on 4 November, for an agenda-setting panel discussion under the banner of the prestigious Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. This annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music will feature ethno-jazz pianist and composer Zela Margossian; unconventional, tradition-challenging composer-percussionist Bree van Reyk; and singer, composer and improviser Sia Ahmad. Chosen for their musical breadth and depth, their leadership, courageousness and interesting career paths, the panellists will explore the diversity of our Australian music community, how we connect with each other, and how we can support each other's creative output, building capacity for a more sustainable future.

"In the past, the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address has been delivered by some incredible creators and inspirational leaders in the music community. This year we are excited to be approaching things a little differently with the panel discussion," explains Australian Music Centre CEO, Catherine Haridy. "In a world that has been irrevocably shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian music and artistic practice has evolved and changed to address its environment. I'm most excited about hearing our esteemed panellists' inspirational stories, their perseverance and ability to build their capacity for creativity through an unusually challenging period of time."

The annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address has been igniting debate and highlighting crucial issues since its establishment in 1999. For more information about the three participants and the Address, please see the AMC website.

The conversation will be streamed live for free consumption at 1:30pm AEDT on Thursday 4 November (3:30am CET) via Zoom Events. Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting discussion.

Image left to right: Zela Margossian, Bree van Reyk, Sia Ahmad.