During the month of November ABC’s Triple J celebrate Australian music with all Australian feature albums, interviews and events.
In the Year 10 Music Industry class, we have jumped on board and will be hosting a series of lunch time concerts during the month of November. The concerts will feature De La songwriters performing their original music and occasionally tipping their hat by covering an Australian artist.
I asked the music class to reflect on an Australian music experience. Over the next few editions of Duce, I will share these reflections. Here are our first AusMusic stories:
The song Waltzing Matilda reminds me of when my family would drive to my Dad’s house in Nhill and we would sing all the words together as a family. Always reminding me of the memories we had growing up together driving to places as a family and having so much fun — not having to worry about anything in that present time. It also reassures me of the times we will have in the future and creating new memories for us to cherish as long as we can as a family. By Oliver Smith
Australian music for me has showed that there’s a lot of culture in the country. Especially as a migrant who spent most of his life in a foreign country, Australian artists show me that as Australians they are passionate and talented in the music they play. By Victor Williams
When my family holidayed in Kingscliff a few months ago, we went to see the Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform a concert of classic film soundtracks. Watching the orchestra perform was inspiring, it made me feel proud to even be in the same room as a group of such talented and dedicated people. Watching the look on their faces, a look of abundant concentration, a sincere and passionate love for the music they were performing, being the music-lover I am, I found it deeply awakening. By Chris Ovens