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Interview with Keyna Wilkins

by Laura Chislett Keyna Wilkins is a British/Australian composer-musician who was one of 3 finalists for the Australian Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence in 2018 and 2021 (APRA/AMCOS). Laura Chislett met with Keyna in Sydney, Friday 29th October, 2022 Keyna and I met up for this interview in the multi-cultural suburb of Ashfield in Sydney about one month…

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The Flute Music of Reza Vali

by Laura Chislett This year marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Reza Vali, a renowned Iranian-American composer, professor of composition at the School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University. In this article, Australian flutist Laura Chislett talks about his flute music. I met Reza Vali in Pittsburgh in 1992 where he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. His name…

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Connecting with Shanghai, and four new works for flute

by Laura Chislett Accomplished Australian classical and contemporary flute player Laura Chislett reflects on her performances of five recent works of composers Xu Yifan, Anwar Wajidi, Shihui Cui, Lanqing Ding and Liza Lim. Tumbleweed, Moaning, Silence and The Shadow of Flowers: the scheduling of this two-year projectwas extremely fortuitous, though of course I didn’t know this at the time….

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