July’s feature article for Partial Durations will look more closely at Brandis’ changes, which put small-medium music organisations—within which almost the entirety of contemporary art music is created—at risk. VI Suggested music copying rate $15 per page. Hourly rates range from $30 per hour to $90 per hour. The Australia Council defines an emerging artist as someone in their first 5 years of professional practice. First (& most important) it’s wonderful that this organization wants to commission new music to commemorate their centenary. Some of the commissions I have received through Musica Viva, including through the Featured Composer program, were more specific than others. In Butterlake’s words, commissioning a new work “is as much a milestone for a young performer as it is for a young composer. Sound and Music have published the results of their 2015 survey of composer commissioning rates, carried out on this occasion jointly with the Australian Music Centre. I have heard the results of this first-hand, in a situation in which a composer was insulted by the amount offered, decided to do it anyway and obviously tossed off the quickest piece they possibly could to fulfill the brief. But there are some new initiatives from the orchestras for young composers: MSO has teamed up with the Cybec Foundation, for instance. We aim for two reviews and a feature article or podcast per month. as different laws and legislation currently exist and operate between the States, Territories and Federal Government of Australia, the Musicians’ Union of Australia does not warrant or represent that the information on this site is free from errors or omissions. These composers may well be very busy doing a range of things but may have time here and there, and/or university jobs meaning that they are willing to do something they are interested in for a bit less. Theatre and dance practitioners produce long-form work without even blinking an eye. Even when commissioning work through Musica Viva, the commissioner may be a long-term friend of the composer. The appointment of Felicity Wilcox to the Gender Equity and Diversity working group of CIAM (International Council of Music Creators) "She Scores" concert at Glories of the Score, AFTRS, (December 2017), showcasing live film music by Australian female screen composers. Kerry spoke about the interpersonal origins of some of his most recent commissions: If the commissioner knows the composer and likes his or her work, then that is usually why that composer gets chosen. to encourage developing performers, see new works added to the repertoire and support individuals and organisations we have come to know. These include the Dorian Le Galliene composition award and the Albert H. Maggs. Box office sales then roll over to commission new works for the next year. Hopefully the text is navigable thanks to the extensive use of subheadings. To Kerry, this. But it’s really about these people coming to the festival and deciding that it is something they want to do. The Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM) uses an innovative model of rolling over box-office takings from one year to commission works in the next. Depending on the project, presentation costs might be bundled into the whole conversation, into the whole budget. Robin Fox and I have collaborated once, but it took us five years to figure out how we wanted to work together and I’ve been an admirer of him for ten to fifteen years and he’s known about my work too, so there was mutual respect there, but we didn’t know how or when we wanted to work together. It would be like going on a date with someone who just emailed you. Every conversation is different. The rate cap is the maximum amount a council can increase general rates and municipal charges. As a senior Australian composer, Kerry also advises having a “sliding scale” depending on who is funding a work: When dealing with philanthropic people one does need to be prepared to have a sliding scale, on the principle that it’s better to write a piece than not write a piece. So that I never again miss the opportunity to steer a budding patron of the arts towards a bevy of hungry musicians, I decided to ask around. So I got her to buy a Zoom and she went out and recorded an hour or two of birdsong, which I listened to and played around with on Audacity and found a whole lot of hidden musical moments and turned that into a piece. Most composers and performers are looking for like-minded individuals. For example, I am always down to write new works for string instruments, even if the money on offer isn’t what I would usually charge. This was dependent upon how many ‘lines’ of music were used in the piece. However, a growing number of private donors also directly contribute to Australia’s (and indeed their own) cultural life by commissioning new works. The MU represents and advises musicians working across the music industry. Our standard of living would drop a little. They probably will not have as much work booked into the future as the Premium composers – meaning that there may be increased availability, though very often pretty busy. When I needed a roof repair done, it was fairly obvious that the roofing contractor giving a quote wasn’t that interested in doing the job, as he quoted $12000 for something that would take 2 days. Crowd-funding is an extreme version of distributing risk. It should be noted that it is, in fact, possible to nominate your composer and get a tax deduction. Australian Heritage Composers Horace Keats Margaret Sutherland John Antill Miriam Hyde Raymond Hanson Roy Agnew Phyllis Batchelor JamesPenberthy Dor This article began when a friend asked me “How much does it cost to commission a piece of music?” I felt that this might be a loaded question. In Speak’s case, if we commission a trio, it might take three weeks or three months for the composer to write. While the donor can only nominate the preferred recipient of a donation and the ACF board has the final say, it is rare for funds to go elsewhere than to the preferred recipient. Librettists also receive a portion—traditionally half―of any royalties for the work. So perhaps you have a composer or auspice organisation in mind. They built up their repertoire and we built up great skills. Ughetti details the financial pressures of presenting new work: An important element of a commission is that it has to be learnt and presented. It’s pretty hard to publicise and plan a performance of a work before you’ve even written it. The Solent Music Festival's Lawson-May Award for Composition with one £3000 cash prize. What a detailed and interesting article, thank you. Discover. when Carl Vine took over as director of Musica Viva he instituted the “featured composer” program. You don’t want to rip such composers off. She set up the collective to enable people with limited funds to band together and collectively have an impact on commissioning works. They “pay the money to the company’s Administration and their Artistic team sources the composer.”. Composer commissioning survey. What they are asked to write for, and the complexity of the brief. The average Australian Public Service Commission salary ranges from approximately $55,681 per year for High School Teacher to $135,249 per year for Chief Financial Officer. The Law Council today backed the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Indigenous incarceration report and warned that its compelling recommendations must not be shelved like those from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report. This may or may not include the commissioned work’s premiere. All fundraising is about relationships and they all take time. This column is for comparison. That meant that each season would feature 4–5 works by a composer. The Australia Council affirms the principle that artists should be remunerated for their work and earn income from copyright and royalties, and recognises that underpayment and non-payment affects artists’ incomes and career sustainability. ← Why is no-one vomiting in timpani any more? A higher commission rate may result in other commissions being delayed to make way for this one. Engle recalls asking. There are really established opportunities in Australia. Note that if the commission is tax deductible, some commissioners are much more inclined to take it on, particularly if it they are in the top tax bracket. Universities have, however, been known to struggle to accommodate smaller donations for individual commissions. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a clue. Sometimes just the notion of a new work is enough to get people excited, but better-known composers will often be attracted to a strategically-sound project that is already coupled with an outcome. There are problems with this, particularly that it was largely irrelevant to genres of music outside the Classical/Art Music and Jazz idioms – and even then, the improvisation side of things was problematic. Sometimes after the deadline of the performance. My big compositional heroes were Wagner and Messiaen and the works of theirs that I was most impressed by were the really big ones. It has never remained in the ensemble. The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional … The Australian Chamber Orchestra put some obscure eighteenth-century composer on a program several years ago and everyone thought it must be a new music composer. Despite competitions and calls for scores being primarily educational opportunities, it is interesting to note that Engle and Butterlake both discuss them in terms of managing risk. Senior or mega-famous composers tend to attract much more funding, though still an order of magnitude less than their colleagues in the visual arts. There is room for negotiation here. Though the donor expects no monetary return from their gift, donors and performers sometimes exercise risk-management when commissioning new music. The blog provides reviews and commentary on contemporary art music, with a focus on Australian works and composers. After that first commission, it was over a year before I received another one, from a conductor who’d pursued his doctorate at the University of Maryland while I was an undergraduate there. Start at the $1000/minute and work up or down. Ughetti outlines a similar dynamic, stressing the importance senior composers place on the performance outcomes of their work. They want to build repertoire, they want to be the first person to play something.”. When you want to commission someone, it is normally someone you know, who you have a deep respect for, whose work you admire. Rates are a tax on property levied by local governments to fund the shortfall between their planned expenditure and all other income they receive, including from local government grants. But there is a lot of stuff that we should hear for the benefit of our own cultural understanding that is no longer performed. I would budget for around $1000/minute in general. Have a bit of solidarity and respect for the fact that these relationships aren’t necessarily transferrable. Though there are still many, if not more opportunities to be commissioned, Kerry feels that there are less opportunities to hear repeat performances of works that are important parts of our cultural heritage. They may have the contacts, but it’s all about what it is that you’re doing that makes them want to invest in you. Such commissions in theory have a better chance of having a ‘life’ (repeat performances) due to the track record of the composer. Premium composers. [* I began this article well before Senator George Brandis announced his National Programme for Excellence in the Arts, a programme that is funded directly at the cost of Australia’s independent, peer-reviewed arts funding organisation the Australia Council for the Arts. Laila Engle describes a situation where. I studied early but spent a long time at dance parties instead of composing. For a composer, this might mean taking control of the performance of your works (in Chisholm’s case) or liaising closely with ensembles to ensure that somebody has agreed to perform your work. These are again composers who are regularly commissioned, performed and recorded by high standard music ensembles, though possibly not as often. The view of the Commissioner is that general rates are an “Australian tax” for the purposes of s 81-5(1) of the GST Act, so that general rates are not subject to GST. Supporters 11. It could be the composer or it could be someone else. Choose instrumentation and genre you are passionate about (within budget constraints of course) and, unless you are dealing directly with the composer, feel you can trust the organisation you are dealing with to administer it but to keep you in the loop. The composer David Chisholm avoids the problem of who will play his music by focusing on long-form works over which he has control of the outcomes. Fortunately there are programs (and now a Programme*) that aim to make this process easier. In Australia, private commissions may occur much later in a composer’s career. We did this through the old AbaF Australia Cultural Fund (now Australian Cultural Fund within the Creative Partnerships Australia ambit.) To quote Engle, developing these relationships is “one of the most important extra-musical skills” of a contemporary musician. They are all unpaid opportunities as well. The size of the ensemble here will make a big difference. It is often worth the commissioner discussing with the composer what sort of piece the composer wants to write, rather than come with a pre-conceived idea. Here I would suggest between $200/minute (for someone still at or just out of Uni) to about $500/minute. Even when a commission is made through an auspice organisation, a personal connection is central to the project. Typically they are booked up a few years in advance. I started getting commissions for groups like the Australia Ensemble. This can cost a fair amount of money. For young composers, the idea of being paid to write a piece is already great for their career, so the nature of the conversation changes dramatically. Engle explains: As soon as you approach someone with a higher profile or who is more distant from yourself, more resources need to be involved. Some don’t want to be. Festivals not only auspice commissions, they can also commission new work themselves. Tim and Lyn Edward have been commissioning new music since 2008. On Friday the Commissioner issued ATO ID 2012/87 ‘GST and Division 81 of the GST Act: whether payment of general rates imposed by local government is an ‘Australian tax” for Division 81 purposes.. This list may not reflect recent changes . They tend to be little inclined to spend money on commissions or at least have to rely on philanthropy. Or law school. Both Syzygy Ensemble and Speak Percussion just completed crowd-funding drives with Creative Partnerships Australia. You would have to pay that tax anyway, here’s a way of controlling where it goes. I ensure that all my commissions will be recorded, and I will be furnished a copy of the recording. Project Artist Supporters Share. A composer’s interest in doing a commission can be piqued further by raising the commission rate – especially if he or she is busy. Get involved; In Industry An overview of the Australian Industry for music professionals. There are parts of numerous works by Australians that are no less palatable than something by a nineteenth-century composer, so why not program them? Surely creative artists need to be proactive and form relationships rather than waiting for the phone to – maybe one day – ring? The German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven is widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived. A composer may be particularly interested in writing for a particular ensemble. Perspective on Visual Arts researched and written by Dindy Vaughan, published by the Australia Council CAREER 1960-66 – A youth leadership course devised by Oliver Fiala, at the time a recent immigrant from Chekoslovakia, promoted strong emphasis on components of … But that artist might not be a good fit with an organisation. Commissioning of original Australian music by Jenna Cave and other composers in 2016 for performance by Divergence Jazz Orchestra. However in reality, they need you more than you need them. It’s lovely, but you might want to know who they are first. I was speaking to a donor who said that half the works he had commissioned had not been performed. A particular group with a particular aesthetic will attract a particular kind of composer. The organisation and the individual would definitely have an understanding, they have a duty to respect each others’ wishes, but the patron does not have ownership over the work and cannot tell the organisation how to spend their money. Some of my pieces are 20, 90 minutes long. The Soundstream Collective’s recent competition received 27 or 28 entries, six of which were performed. Australia: 1800 76 34 86, New Zealand: 0800 752 628 The Australian Council of Trade Unions and employer groups took part in the first of a series of conferences before the Fair Work Commission … I think that says a lot about his commitment to nurturing the arts, but it is also an indictment on the arts sector for not finding ways to link their work to outcomes. This is much more negotiable in Australia, in general. Third, as my colleague Paul Stanhope has rightly pointed out, there are many reasons for a composer writing a piece: the money on offer isn’t necessarily going to be the driving force. There is thus considerable value in commissioning early-career composers through ensembles who have close links to rising generations of composers. In 2004 the Office of Fair Trading asked the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) to stop providing guidance about commission fees paid to composers, saying it was anti-competitive. *Not necessarily received. We provide advocacy, support and advice for authors and illustrators in matters relating to their professional practice. A commission is therefore ideally a triangular relationship between the donor(s), the composer(s), and the performer(s). One of the great failures of some arts organisations is that they appoint a development manager thinking that somehow their Teledex is going to bring them relationships. It is of course ludicrous to think that the quality of a composer’s work is going to shoot from worthless to payable after a couple of these opportunities, which sometimes amount to a play-through and a pat on the back. Our advice on setting council rate caps Overview. If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch. the "Australian Composers" list; and various other websites and media sources. Salary information comes from 102 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Several interviewees commented on how composers and performers form communities of stylistically-aligned individuals. The Edwards see their contribution as “basically financial backing,” rather than artistic curation. a prominent performer about how they go about commissioning works and she said “It matters how much I want it. Supply and demand works here too, just as in every other field of endeavor. There is the problem of audiences wanting familiar names on their programs. The ASA is the professional association for Australia's authors and illustrators. It’s possible that you maximise your tax benefits that way. Money may not change hands at all if the commissioner is an ensemble or a performer. Chisholm: Certainly philanthropic organisations really need to know that what they’re doing is playing a vital role, even if they are partnering with government agencies they need to know that they’re going to pay for a very important aspect of the project. The first in a series of feature articles for Partial Durations. It could be a family member or someone who has seen the artist grow up for years, it could be an artist that they love. And hence more money. I came to composition late. How much does it cost to commission a work? Obviously if a particularly munificent patron comes along one takes what is offered, and the fees offered in, say, the UK, are generally considerably higher than here. We say “we will spend one rehearsal preparing all of this,” then we do the workshop with a conductor so that we can get through everything quickly. We did workshops at Melbourne University a few years ago and they just give us a lump sum to play six or seven new works. Fees depend on the length of the work and the kind of company offering the commission. With this money, our lives could be so much richer and more beautiful than they currently are. Fostering direct relationships with commissioners is as important for established composers as it is for emerging composers. The status and experience of the composer in question; What they are asked to write for, i.e. It’s not like in the visual arts where the commissioner says: I don’t like that, can you put more pink in it.” Fortunately that doesn’t happen. Sometimes it takes several years for the stars to align for a single project with right players, right composer, right commissioner, right performances. Discover resources by and about Australian Natives Association Composer Commission and their involvement in Australia's new music scene of composition and sound art. Creative Partnerships Australia matched private towards these campaigns dollar-for-dollar. People like Brett Dean, Liza Lim, Elena Kats-Chernin in particular have benefited from international co-commissions, which is great as the works are performed in Australia, Sweden, Germany, or the UK. Why commission small works when it’s never going to have an outcome? Those opportunities are usually directed towards developing artists who need time with musicians to ask questions and then, once they’ve proved themselves, that’s a good time to commission someone. But they are the standard steps that composers go through: AYO, TSO, MSO, Ensemble Offspring and SoundStream. Butterlake’s first commission came out of the pocket of a friend, a young guitarist. Some composers want to be paid for attending rehearsals and performances of their music. The rate for a commission is dependent on several factors: There are three main categories for consideration. If you feel that your experience is not represented here, please take to the comments. If the rate cap does not meet a council’s needs, the council can submit a higher cap application for up to four years of higher caps at a time. Composer Notes by Australian Music Centre, Resonate Magazine, 15 Aug 2007. This piece may be delivered on paper, in a performance, as a recording, or any mix of the above. As you can see from even this limited data, the Australia Council rate tends to sit at the lower end of what established composers tend to be paid. – especially considering the proposed changes to Australia Council funding that radically diminish the agency of individual composers. Three composers from this group were then offered commissions of $5000, $3000, and $1500 for new works. Any rates that are published or available are now often misunderstood as to their purpose because of this history. For help with passwords, please contact the PLAN Service Desk. Ughetti describes a range of criteria attached to commissions, from very specific commissions by institutions to open-ended commissions by individuals: A commission could be anything from somebody coming in from the National Gallery of Victoria and saying “We’re doing an exhibition on postmodern European art and we need a composition that will go for this long, it will go after this speech by the minister for the arts [I would like to hear that speech], it has to be for mixed instruments and it has to be loud.” The other extreme would be an individual coming in and offering money for a new work without specifying anything. We’re such a wealthy country and we’re so materialistic and ambitious, which in its best form is a good thing, but our cultural and spiritual dimensions have suffered from this. BIFEM’s private commissions have been the result of several years of building trust between the audience and the festival. Second, there is the reference to the “Australia Council suggested commissioning rates.” Back in the day, the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts had a guideline of what composers should charge per minute of music. The Edwards state that they are “more likely to commission through an organisation because we don’t feel we have the expertise to go directly to a composer.” As the artistic director of Speak Percussion, Ughetti is something of a match-maker. You are not just investing in the work, but in the individual. If any council considers the average rate cap is insufficient for its needs, the council can apply to the Essential Services Commission for a higher cap. Please enter a search term below and we will do our best to help you find the information you are after. The Edwards explained that tax deductions are less of an issue now that Tim is retired, but that while he was working “the deduction was definitely a factor.” Chisholm explains: Make sure you can commission through an organisation or auspice organisation that has tax deductible recipient status and charity tax concessions. What a good thing! Out of that can come the will to work together. People don’t want to give you 100% of anything. I showed them the Australia Council guidelines and previous commissions within the festival so they had a sense of scale around the process. They came to us not knowing how to commission a work. That was a fairly clear brief and a very nice one. Certainly not the audience or the commissioner. In plain language, if you have skipped straight to this table you are getting an incomplete picture and the figures will be of little guidance to members and the wider Australian screen community. When Syzygy started, we had a launch party and a lot of composers who knew about the group and who were interested in performing new music approached us. The average results in the UK are set out in the table below. These are very established composers who are regularly commissioned, performed and recorded by the best and most prestigious music organizations in the country and internationally. Whether you donate through Musica Viva, directly to a composer, or throw a few dollars into a crowd-funding campaign, it will probably be because you know the artists or are a fan of their work. Maybe at the end of that you will have generated enough interest in your work to actually get paid. A South Australian Productivity Commission (SAPC) report has found there is scope to reduce council rates for South Australian households and businesses and improve transparency. Relationships between composers and performers also need to be carefully managed and are an often-neglected part of the commissioning process. If I really, really want it and I can’t fund a particular artistic relationship with someone, then I just pay for it myself.” […] There isn’t enough recognition of how much artists subsidise their own work. There has been a stylistic rapprochement with the audience. Would you like to get together with an English ensemble and commission a new piece?” The Brett Dean sextet that we are playing at the moment was co-commissioned by three high-profile groups: The Nash Ensemble in England, Eighth Blackbird and the Australia Ensemble. When I hit 29 and wanted to get serious about my practice, I realised that the best way to get attention and make leaps and bounds was to produce long forms. That has really helped that piece come to life. I have calculated the Australia Council’s rates for the same works myself in the right-hand column. We then look for funding afterwards to present that work, because the presentation and recording of a work is valuable to the composer. Usually this feeling is reciprocated and both parties gain from the experience without any monetary exchange necessarily taking place. Lymington, United Kingdom. Kerry: There is a preponderance of 10–12 minute pieces, going back to the 1970s. As Kerry sees it: Now, with every orchestra independently managed, there is not as much incentive to commission new work as there was back in the ABC days, when a new work would receive several performances and several broadcasts in a year. For others, they were very generous. The Australia Council calculates the cost of a commission according to the number of independent voices in the piece and its duration in minutes. For some composers, the rates were too low. This doesn’t work for composers as it typically takes a great deal longer to become established. These relationships develop gradually over time. It could even take a year, but generally between three weeks and three months. though the orchestras and major organisations are largely publicly funded, they have to trade into surplus, they have to behave like businesses. Some copyists prefer to charge by the page (by negotiation, from $10 per page). Toggle navigation. I also spoke with composer and festival director David Chisholm about the role of festival in facilitating new work. Notated instrumental or vocal music. So a string quartet would have 4 lines, and an orchestra might have 24 lines. The artistic rationale is often even more important. 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