The University of Queensland School of Music proudly announces the collaborative composition project Musical Miniatures, a compelling fusion of music and memory set against the artistic backdrop of the UQ Art Museum's latest exhibition How we remember tomorrow. This innovative event brings together the creative talents of UQ's composition and performance students in reflective and imaginative artistic dialogue with each other and with the evocative artworks featured in the UQ Art Museum’s current exhibition.

Reflecting on the themes of recollection and future legacies, the project comprises up to a dozen original compositions. These musical pieces, a mix of duets, trios, and quartets, feature an array of wind, brass and vocal compositions. The works will be brought to life by groups of performance students under the guidance of Patrick Nolan, Robert Davidson and Shaun Brown. This event will animate the spaces of the UQ Art Museum, inviting the audience to explore a multi-sensory experience of sight and sound.

The compositions draw inspiration from two poignant sources: the evocative artworks featured in the UQ Art Museum's current exhibition and powerful poetry penned by refugees. Students will engage with these works, extracting a line, a sentiment or a story to serve as the genesis of their musical creations. The performances are crafted to resonate with the exhibition's theme, highlighting the University's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and cultural enrichment. 

Presented as part of 'Spectrum', The University of Queensland School of Music's inaugural music festival at UQ St Lucia, and proudly associated with UQ Arts.

Important event information

Doors will open at 5pm.

Parking: Our St Lucia campus is conveniently serviced by public transport (view public transport options here). Paid parking is also available on campus. View our parking map to see your options closest to the UQ Art Museum.



UQ Art Museum, James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Building, St Lucia Campus
UQ Art Museum