The Western Australian New Music Archive is an interactive web portal presenting a collection of content related to the history of new music in Western Australia.
New music is often thought of as an extension of the western art music tradition that developed throughout the 20th century, through an expansion of the compositional and performative possibilities of music. New music practice includes contributions from those working in other genres such as jazz, rock, electronic music and various global musical traditions. In drawing from this cross-disciplinary aesthetic, new music attempts to push the boundaries of what music is and can be.
There is a variety of material here including audio and video recordings, images, and a range of documents. The original collection has been drawn from the Tura and ABC Classic FM archives, but it is hoped that this collection will continue to grow through the participation of those involved in the new music scene in Western Australia.