Partial Durations is a site for news, reviews, and discussion of contemporary music produced with support from RealTime Arts, the Australian national arts publication focused on innovation in performing and media arts. We aim for two reviews and a feature article or podcast per month. If you are interested in contributing a review or discussion article, please get in touch.

Matthew Lorenzon, editor


Matthew Lorenzon is a journalist and musicologist who is passionate about art music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His academic work combines theoretical and philosophical speculation with music analysis and archival research. He holds a doctoral degree in musicology from the Australian National University with a thesis on the interaction of music and philosophy in Antagonisme, a chamber work by Xavier Darasse on a text by Alain Badiou. As a music journalist, Matthew believes in critics maintaining a dialogue with musicians and audiences to help foster mutual understanding.

matthew dot lorenzon at gmail dot com


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  1. Hi Mathew, I was the girl sitting next to you and Sam last Saturday. I didn’t know you did your Phd at the ANU. I also did my Phd at the ANU. What a shame what they did to school of music. Uni melb school of music seems to be so much more active. I went to a lunch time concert this week, very impressive. Anyways, I had a look at your blog. I see a review on the rubiks but not on the pieces they played. Maybe I missed it. Hope to see you again at some concert some times. Yuguang Fan

    1. Hi Yuguang! Great to hear from another ANU alumnus. The review of the Rubiks Marcus Fjellström concert I saw you at is online now. Sorry for the delay! I hope to see you at another concert soon.

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