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2021 Video Archive

Vine’s ‘Smith’s Alchemy’ | Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Description: Carl Vine is one of Australia’s most celebrated composers. His work ‘Smith’s Alchemy’ is from our most recent Chamber Sounds episode. In this piece he transforms the sounds of a string orchestra into what sounds like a single instrument, whirling and energetic. Live for Make Music Day

Panic in the City | Jack Howard & the Long Lost Brothers

Another of our inaugural Make Music Day Ambassadors Jack Howard with his fine band grace us with a live track for June 21

Kate Ceberano and Kate O’Halloran

Kate Ceberano is one of our first Make Music Day Australia Ambassadors. Together with Kate O’Halloran in different cities she collaborates in a live performance for Make Music Day.

Hat-trick | Sydney Symphony Orchestra

We’re kickstarting this day of music off by going back to the beginning. Harry Sdraulig’s ‘Hat-trick’ was one of the first pieces we recorded in lockdown to open our Chamber Sounds series. To date, it has been watched over 30,000 times! Here it is again in case you missed the world premiere the first time around.

Missing Myself | Lili Savelli

“Missing Myself” is a beautiful song by Lili Savelli, a music student from TAFE NSW Wollongong campus. Live from the Central Clock Tower, Sydney for Make Music Day 2021.

Spell on you | Bella Austin & Iskar Killick

Description: A haunting performance of “Spell on You” by Bella Austin & Iskar Killick who are music students from TAFE NSW EORA college. Recorded live from the abandoned Commissioners offices underneath Central station for Make Music Day 2021.

Motivation | DC, Pulse, Mission Gangsta & Yung Koori Poet

Description: Recorded live from the Central Clock Tower Sydney TAFE NSW Eora College students DC, Pulse, Mission Gangsta & Yung Koori Poet perform their song  “Motivation” for Make Music Day 2021.

Saguro Bloom | Eduardo Escobar Borg and Jonah Bourolis

Eduardo Escobar Borg and Jonah Bourolis  are “Witch Doctor” performing live from the windy Central Clock tower, Sydney, for Make Music Day 2021.


DJ NEXEN from TAFE NSW EORA college does a short but awesome set from the abandoned Commissioners’ offices underneath Central Station, Sydney for Make Music Day 2021.

Requiem for a Lost Planet | Rosie Williams

Description: Human achievements have conquered the world. Are our creations beautiful, ugly or both? A simple piano piece to remind us of our beautiful, fragile world by Rosie Williams. Produced with thanks for the use of videos from

Panic in The City | Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers

One of our inaugural Make Music Day Ambassadors Jack Howard with his fine band grace us with a live track for June 21

The Man Who Visited Earth | Mancity Sirens

“The Man Who Visited The Earth” is any ET identity – visitor or saviour – whether a celebrity like David Bowie in a film or celebrated like Jesus in scriptures. They are the one we are drawn to or conjure up. Real to us, or not, the enigma remains: ‘Where are you?’ Our desire to consummate the wished-for relationship is ultimately unsatisfied.

Four Walls | Honey Sippers

A Honey Sipper’s  cover of the Cold Chisel Classic recorded at Cordeaux Dam NSW. The pandemic has led to some fairly creative recording locations and this piece was totally acoustic – taking advantage of the natural qualities of the space. Make Music Day will see us on the main street of Camden NSW, in the open air enjoying the beauty and freedom of the Camden locale.

‘Imaginarium’ | Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra

Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra takes the stage at Camden Civic Centre to present a program of beautiful music.  Featuring the dancers of the Macarthur Youth Ballet and local young pianist, Logan Chan.

Gonjrang Genjring | Zulfiqar,

Description: Gonjrang Genjring is my original composition, combining different progressive rhythms and beats from West Java Indonesia. Using a Genjring (West Javanese frame drum) and Kendrums (Kendang & Drumkit). This composition takes inspiration from the traditional ensemble music ‘Genjring Bonyok’. Kendrum is my invented style that is built from the sounds and rhythms between Kendang (Sundanese Drum) and the Drumkit.

Make it happen | Mary Ann Van Der Horst

An original song by Mary Ann Van Der Horst from Melbourne, Australia. It’s all about reaching your goal, making it happen and don’t give up on any obstacles and problems. It’s an inspiring song dedicated to all the fighters and dreamers.

Livin in the 70s

70s rock band “Livin’ in the 70s” play at various venues across Melbourne. Here’s Rod and Amy with an acoustic rendition of Stairway To Heaven recorded on Make Music Day 2021

Sydney Opera House

Join the cast of Infusion at Sydney Opera House to learn about the some of the traditional instruments used in their performance and celebrate the beauty of African and Indian rhythms.

Calm Now

By The Gold Collection

Recorded May 2021@ Liberty Music Design

Written and Performed by Peter Goodman

The Power

Made in Melbourne’s fourth lockdown, we wanted to sing a song of hope and show that live music needn’t be stopped by COVID

Singing: Dr Benjamin Sutu

Piano: Dr Hong Yang

Cover of a song by Delta Goodrem

Gravel Road

Original by Nara Jordi

The Heart Collectors

As the final leaves fall here in Australia, we wanted to share this song as our contributiojn to Make Music Day Australia (@makemusicaustralia) – which we will be celebrating this Sunday (and Monday!).

Flies In My Eyes

A lockdown collaboration video of one of the singles from our latest EP ‘Vanity Project’. Enjoy!


Original composition: Life can be hard, but life is as beautiful as the music.

Composer Felix Suo age 7 in 2021, holding AMEB piano CMus, has a big passion for piano. Felix Suo received First Prize Winner of International Music Competition Bonn and Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso EU; Judges’ Distinction Award Plaque Trophy and First Prize Winner of American Protégé International Piano and String Competition, USA; Gold Prize Winner of Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition, Singapore; Gold Prize Winner of London Young Musician Competition, UK; First Prize Winner of Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, USA; First Prize Winner of Melbourne International Piano and Strings Competition, Australia; Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize and First Prize Winner of Bonn International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso, Germany; First Prize Winner of Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, USA; First Prize and Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize in International Music Competition Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso, Austria; First Prize in Asia International Arts Competition, China.

MF DOOM Medley

Jade Kenji from TAFE NSW Ultimo college performing MF DOOM Medley from the abandoned Commissioners offices underneath Central Station, Sydney, for Make Music Day 20201

Logan Chan | Medtner Fairy Tale Op 20 No 1

13 year old Logan Chan playsMedtner Fairy Tale Op 20 No 1 to celebrate Make Music Day

Combined Choirs Concert | Bankstown Arts Centre

Description: Under the direction of Linda Marr, conductor of Bankstown World Music Choir, singers from all over Sydney came together to perform at Bankstown Arts Centre for Make Music Day.

The choirs come from far flung corners of Sydney but have a common love of singing and creating spine tingling harmony. The songs are ancient and new, traditional and composed – some written by Australian Aboriginal songwriters.

Choir members include: Annandale Singers, Bankstown World Music Choir, Simply Voices, Songs From Next Door and Sweet Tonic.

Streetlights | JJ Trueman

J.J. Trueman from TAFE NSW Ultimo College performing ‘Street lights” in the tunnels underneath Central Station, Sydney for Make Music Day 2021.


Description: Filmed at The Gallipoli Club, TAFE NSW Diploma of Music Performance students from Newcastle campus perform “Pony” by Kasey Chambers for Make Music Day

At Last

Description: Filmed at The Gallipoli Club, TAFE NSW Certificate IV of Music Performance students from Newcastle Campus perform “At Last” by Etta James for Make Music Day

Any Dream Will Do |  The Young Ones

Description: We’re a group from Sydney, Australia that call ourselves “The Young Ones”. We do guitar/ukulele jamming on Zoom weekly and in person once or twice monthly. We recorded this piece, “Any Dream Will Do” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, on Friday 28 May 2021 at a member’s residence in the suburb of Abbotsford in Sydney.

Mannys Brisbane Staff Jam

The staff of Mannys Music Brisbane getting together for a jam to celebrate Make Music Day.

Store DJ Richmond – MPC Jam

Yes/No/Maybe on the MPC Live for Make Music Day from Store DJ Richmond for Make Music Day

ZAM is a 20 year old up and coming artist (Musician-Songwriter Multi instrumentalist) based in Lismore, Australia. One band man that uses a loop station pedal and to make music as a soloist – he is live for Make Music Day

Sunrise Christian School Whyalla Makes Music!

Students from across the school have been making lots of music in 2021! Our video includes performances from the ELC, junior primary, upper primary and middle school students. ENJOY!

Alexis Maree | Catalina

CC Dewar | Killer Queen /Love Of My Life – Queen

CC Dewar.  is 14 and live near Melbourne. This is my latest recording I did in my home studio which I would like to share for this special day!

Bette Foord | Good 4 U

Just my little ukulele cover of “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo.

This song *really* hits different when you’re chronically ill…and as I was having a bad flare up, today, I thought it was the perfect song to sing.

Jen De Ness | . Just Gets Better (comp. Jen de Ness) 2. Green Tile Tango (comp. de Ness/Atkinson). Audience Singalong!

Live from Victor Harbor today on Make Music Day.

Western Sydney University Student Concert for Make Music Day 2021

Chris Okunbor | My Song is Your Song

As part of the global #Make Music Day on June 21st 2021, songwriters from around the world were invited to swap original songs via the #MySongIsYourSong project. Chris was paired up with a wonderful composer and musician, Amber Fults, from Chattanooga,

The Curious Rabbit |Make Music Wagga Wagga

The Curious Rabbit hosted live music all day for Make Music Day. Check out the fabulous array of local musicians at their youtube channel The Curious Rabbit – YouTube

Breathe | The Late Arrivals

“Breathe” a song written and performed by The Late Arrivals, a talented band from TAFE NSW Bradfield College. Recorded live from the Central Clock Tower, Sydney for Make Music Day 2021.

Maxwell | The Assets

“Maxwell” is a song by the Assets. It was shot by Diploma of Screen and Media Students from TAFE NSW St Leonards Film TV and Sound in Studio A, St Leonards campus for Make Music Day 2021

Nicky Anacin | Summer Wind in Winter

Description: A guitar instrumental piece written spontaneously at home during the Make Music Day.

NSW Regional Schools Bands Comp ‘Surround Sound’

NSW Regional Schools Bands Comp ‘Surround Sound’

A feature event of Make Music Day Australia is Surround Sounda band competition for students from secondary schools in rural and remote areas. Proudly sponsored by Yamaha Music, Taylor Guitars, Fender Guitars and Kawai Australia

The 2021 Entries are all below. Search your school’s video HERE

Mulwaree High School in Goulburn

M Funk is an ensemble of year 11 and 12 students from Mulwaree High School in Goulburn. They formed in 2017 as a group of year 7 and 8 students, and have remained together ever since to bring funky and upbeat tunes to audiences. They have played at ‘Specfest’ as part of the School Spectacular, and have also played in many community-based performances around the Southern Highlands. Sunday Morning was originally performed by American band ‘No Doubt’.

Muswellbrook High School

Piece: Are You Gonna Be My Girl? – Jet Covered by ‘Bittersweet’

Blaney High School

We are a school of 300 in the Central West of NSW. These students are experiencing being in a rock band for the first time.

Goulburn High School

From year 11 this is Copyright doing their own version of ‘Volcano Girls’ by Veruca Salt. Recorded in the C Block studio and filmed in the GHS hall.

Goulburn High School

Mia Octaviano doing her own version of ‘Sofia’ by Clairo. This is Mia’s second trip to our studio, and this time she performed all the instruments herself, including vocals!

Coffs Harbour Senior College Pop/Rock band

Don’t Start Now/Under Pressure

Musically arranged by Bass player Taylor Cassidy of Year 12.

South Grafton High School

When My Train Pulls In

Description: Played by How to Install a Car Battery #MakeMusicDay #MakeMusicOZ #CreateNSW

Coomealla High School


Original:  Words and Music by Christopher Braide and Sia Furler

Band name “7 Voices”

Armidale Secondary College

Boys Will Be Bugs (cover of Cavetown song)

The wonderful talents of Year 9 students, Josie O’Baoill and Eve McDonald have combined to bring you this awesome rendition of “Boys Will Be Bugs”. For some percussive punch, they have been joined by budding percussionist, Lucas Howlett to create the band “No Student Access”.

Armidale Secondary College

Zombie (cover)

The band Chaos in Control have been together for over a year now. Their members are Madison Nano (Vocals), Jaden Streeting (Guitar), Seth Mickerts (guitar), Steve Rees (drums) and they have just welcomed Joe Nano as their new bass player.

Bowral High School

Never tear us apart INXS

Bowral high school’s year 9 music class performing never tear us apart by INXS

Byron Bay High School


Madness is an original piece of music written by Cinnamon in year 9 and performed with her band Stereo.  Madness is about the feelings and worries during lockdown and the frustration of not being heard , and also the excitement at what could change after.

The music is heavy and melodic with multiple sections and featuring a warm bass solo driving through the rhythm

Cowra High School | I Want You to Want Me

Students from Cowra High School perform “I Want You to Want Me”  by Cheap Trick/Letters to Cleo.