is the creative outlet of flautist and new music specialist Janet McKay. Incorporating several components, such as composer-performer workshops, contemporary flute masterclasses and performance projects, the overall aims are to demystify new music, challenge performance conventions, support emerging composers by commissioning new works, and to bring new music to a wider audience.
is a Brisbane-based flautist dedicated to bringing new music to a wide audience.
Janet studied flute at the Queensland Conservatorium, the Sydney Conservatorium, the Guildhall School of Music (UK) and the Bang On A Can Summer Institute of Music (USA). She was awarded the 1993 James Carson flute scholarship and the 1996 Albert Cooper Prize for flute performance (UK) and has performed as a soloist in Australia, the UK and the USA.
Janet has written reviews and articles for the Australian Music Centre’s online Resonate Magazine, international flute publications Flute Focus and Pan, and the Queensland Flute Guild’s quarterly ‘Keynotes’ magazine. She has appeared live on ABC Classic FM’s “New Music Up Late” and is currently preparing her first ABC studio recording.
She regularly presents performances and workshops on contemporary flute technique at various tertiary institutions, including the Qld Conservatorium and the University of Qld. Janet teaches flute at Sheldon College, Anglican Church Grammar School and the Young Conservatorium, and performs with Brisbane new music ensemble ‘Clocked Out’. She has appeared on stage with Michael Franti and Spearhead at the 2007 Falls Festival, and the Indigo Girls 2007 Australian Tour at Sydney’'s Enmore Theatre.