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!
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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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 [...]
Prepared Sounds News October New solo piano works by Sean Foran Prepared Sounds is proud to announce the release of two new works from pianist/composer Sean Foran. The works ‘Awakening’ & ‘A New Beginning’ are perfect for advanced classically trained pianists who want to explore jazz inspired rhythms and harmonies. Preview them now on the [...]
Dear Musicians Welcome to the inaugural Prepared Sounds mail out. Some of you might not be aware of our little micro publishing company, which specialises in works for ‘Percussion, Piano and more’. We’ve been up and running now since November last year and have 16 pieces in our ever expanding catalog. We’re very excited to [...]