Kelly Lovelady on Ruthless Jabiru, neo-funk and other grinds

Originally posted at The Sampler:

I haven’t made a mixtape since the 90s but putting this one together for Sound and Music has been the highlight of my weekend.

My chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru is performing next Monday 14 October at the Union Chapel. The group is made up entirely of the Australians who play with the major UK orchestras and chamber ensembles. We play mostly music by living composers, including some Australians but not exclusively so, and are planning a robust commissioning stream for the years ahead.

As a conductor, it’s been a great exercise to go back and get some composer context at this point in the project. I’ve come up with a playlist which sets up some of the newer…

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