Excellence award for immersive music experience

23 August 2023
Professor Eve Klein
Professor Eve Klein.

Congratulations to Professor Eve Klein from UQ's School of Music who won her category in the recent APRA Art Music Awards!

Professor Klein was recognised in the Excellence in Experimental Practice category for her outstanding work on City Symphony - the first artwork in the world to combine AR game music with places in the community.

With the help of augmented reality, this immersive music experience allowed Brisbane residents and visitors to experience the city through sound with only their phones, their feet and a pair of headphones.

Professor Klein's work revolutionised audiences' engagement with urban environments, underpinned by an ethos of collaborative inclusivity and accessibility. 

The annual Art Music Awards are presented by APRA AMCOS in conjunction with the Australian Music Centre (AMC) to recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian music.

Art music covers activity across contemporary classical music, contemporary jazz and improvised music, experimental music and sound art.

UQ School of Music alumnus Connor D'Netto was also a finalist in the Dramatic Work of the Year category.

The winners and finalists of the 2023 Art Music Awards showcase the power of cross-cultural collaboration and the impact of music leadership and engagement with local communities around Australia, and the importance of supporting the creation of new work.

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Professor Eve Klein.
Professor Eve Klein.