Our new album “Nightlight” is out now!
Emily Wurramara, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mama Kin, Megan Washington, Missy Higgins, and Naomi Crellin, join the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to shed gentle light on the settling hours in “Nightlight,” proudly presented by the Hush Foundation.
Our six artists visited carers, parents, children, babies, patients and staff in hospitals and care communities to listen and to reflect on their own experiences of caring and parenthood. What the artists took away with them helped to compose these eleven beautiful songs.
Calm, concern, wisdom, hope and love are threaded into lyrics and music that will soothe and carefully hold otherwise lonely night-time spaces.
“Nightlight” is a gentle and beautiful album for parents, carers and the village who raise us.
“We hope that people facing challenging times as new parents with babies in hospital or at home, will find solace and solidarity in these songs” - Prof Catherine Crock AM, Founder and Chair of the Hush Foundation
Kate Miller-Heidke releases single ‘The Healing Tree’, from "Nightlight" with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
This beautifully calming song by Kate Miller-Heidke and the TSO is the first single from the “Nightlight” album and is out now!
A powerful song written with Keir Nuttall, ‘The Healing Tree’ sends a heartfelt message of healing at a time when we all need it most.
“The Healing Tree is "meant to be pure comfort, a hug for the heart and the ears” - Kate Miller-Heidke
Our six artists reflected on their own experiences of caring and motherhood through the unique process of composing for Hush
Watch the Making of 'Nightlight' Here
What is Hush Music?
For 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music that brings calm and optimism to patients and their families in stressful health and care environments.
The Hush music collection transforms the environment through the use of carefully curated music from some of Australia’s foremost musicians and talents, and is now played in hospitals, homes and shared spaces across the globe.
To date, the Hush Foundation has produced nineteen albums in collaboration with renowned musicians and composers. The Hush album Collective Wisdom was nominated for an AIR Award in 2019 for Best Independent Classical Album and A Piece of Quiet was nominated for an ARIA Award in 2017.
The Hush mission of transforming healthcare through kindness and the arts is more resonant now than ever and we believe that music is a positive force for change.
Lior and Edgar writing for Hush
"A Piece of Quiet"
Lior, The Idea of North and Elena Kats-Chernin talk about the making of Hush "A Piece of Quiet"
Dance of the Paper Umbrellas by Elena Kats-Chernin from Hush "The Magic Island" animated by kids from R. Gorbacheva Scientific Research Institute, Saint-Petersburg
'Distance' by Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, from Hush "Songs with Strings"
'The River Bank' from Hush "The Wind in the Willows" by Mark Isaacs
Meet Elena Kats-Chernin
Acclaimed Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin, has created works across nearly every genre, from rags to operas, ballets and works for robotic instruments and long and very short pieces for various ensembles and voices.
Elena has worked with Hush on a number of collaborative projects, including Hush "The Magic Island" with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Hush "A Piece of Quiet".