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.
Introducing Gratitudes: A new album by Slava Grigoryan
“Each of these pieces is a note of thanks, a little letter of gratitude, for all of the extraordinary work they continue to do in looking after us."
The Hush Foundation is honoured to commission a new album by Slava Grigoryan that gives thanks to health and care workers.
The album Gratitudes is a collection of instrumental guitar compositions, inspired by the kindness and dedication of of the care community around the theme of gratitude.
Slava began writing the album during the pandemic to express his thanks for the “dedication and spirit” of healthcare workers who cared for us during this stressful time.
The new album recognises the value of gratitude and the many ways that saying thank you can ease anxiety and stress through music and kindness.
Gratitudes will be released in late in 2022.
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"
Listen to our new album on on Spotify
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Learn more about the making of Hush music
Lior, The Idea of North and Elena Kats-Chernin talk about the making of Hush A Piece of Quiet.
The making of Nightlight, featuring Kate Miller-Heidke, Megan Washington, and Paul Hankinson, with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Meet composer and friend of Hush
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".