Prepared Sounds

Innovative Australian Music for Percussion, Piano and More

Welcome to Prepared Sounds

At Prepared Sounds our goal is to create and promote works that are unique, exciting, accessible, educational and above all else, fun and rewarding for performers and audiences alike.

We have a keen interest in promoting the works of contemporary Australian composers. Our music is principally aimed at school age people, but we offer pieces at tertiary and professional levels too.

You’ll love performing our works at your next concert or event!

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We specialise in music for percussion and piano but don't limit ourselves to these two families of instruments. With Prepared Sounds you’ll find music for a variety of instrumentations and we’re always adding to our catalogue. Please browse our online shop for score, video and audio samples of our pieces.

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Prepared Sounds News January 2014

Prepared Sounds News January 2014 Special 2014 start of school year offer – 10% DISCOUNT for students and teachers – read below for details DRUMS – AN OVERALL APPROACH – by Julian Schweitzer (142 page book!) 10% DISCOUNT for students and teachers – Enter the coupon code DRUMS10%14 at the checkout to receive this exclusive […]

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Over 5 years in the making: DRUMS – AN OVERALL APPROACH

  Over 5 years in the making; DRUMS – AN OVERALL APPROACH – by Julian Schweitzer (142 page book!) 10% DISCOUNT INTRODUCTORY OFFER – ONLY VALID UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER 2013! – Enter the coupon code DRUMS-10% at the checkout to receive this exclusive discount. What some of Australia’s finest drummers have had to […]

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John Parker wins 3rd place in the 2012 PAS Composing Competition

Here’s what the Percussive Arts Society had to say about “Pushing Nancarrow’s Wheelbarrow” – from Percussion Notes November 2012 This piece is a wonderful adventure showcasing polymeter and polyrhythms. Most of the time, the listening impression is that of perpetual motion with constant variation. The syncopations create a delightful lilting and bubbling texture throughout. There […]

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