Domicile—Alone Together

We narrowed down the distance between each of us as we moved through the different floors and rooms of the house. As I glanced into the makeshift mirror of glass over a black and white photo on the landing, I was reminded just a little more of who I am. Music does this beautifully; we are connected but each engrossed in our own calm thoughts.

Review of DOMICILE
A house in Carlton
4/5/6 December 2015
Directed by Aviva Endean
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Vivid New Music Imaginings

REVIEW—Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music
Defunensemble, All Finnish, Ulumbarra Theatre, 6 Sept 2015

A thread running through the festival weekend was the artistic and philosophical challenges facing composers and listeners when images and sound cohabit a performance.

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An abundance of imagery—aural, visual, imagined

A barrel of booze is rolled towards a celebration where women let down their hair and children horse around in dress-ups. The band is at full tilt and the couplings are blurred by fiddles, trills and multiphonics. With Hitler’s rise to power just a year away, I can’t help wondering what fate awaited these poor people…

REVIEW—Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music
Inventi Ensemble, Urban Gypsies, Stratagem Studio, Ulumbarra Theatre, 5 Sept 2015
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Maudite soit la guerre

Olga Neuwirth provokes fresh artistic perspectives by combining the new with the old. The trick to understanding this is to place the sound at the focal point of our attention so it becomes the narrative, and the pictures become the incidental. Music can perform this shift very well because its abstraction leaves you imagining a world beyond the visual.

REVIEW—Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music
Argonaut Ensemble Ulumbarra Theatre, 4 Sept 2015
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The Artistic Precariat

Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts / Music
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Dark Twin Impressions

Review of the first concert of a tour by London-based Australian pianist Zubin Kanga that featured technological interactions with the piano as a path to extending tonal possibilities.
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Wall Fragments

While we celebrate the events leading up the dismantling of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, let us not forget the many other smaller stories.
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The Colour of Silence

Can the enchantment of music be explained?
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After Life Recollections

My thoughts after attending After Life (by Michel van der Aa) at the Melbourne Festival 2012
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Breathing Easily

Some words on breathing well.
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Breathing Uneasily

Pollution, traffic, and breathing.
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Testing 1, 2, 3...

Live sound in a recital venue.
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Glorious Food Groups

Out of morbid curiosity and pleasure I am wishing to collect a list of decadent, unusual, and strange combinations of foods.
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Old Instrument Blend

Using “historical” instruments in the orchestra.
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Paris Midnight

What I didn’t like about “Midnight in Paris” (2011)
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Fear of Flying

Flying’s not really that dangerous is it?
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Home for a Moment

How do I feel about visiting places that used to be familiar?
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Memory Imagined

No longer needing to remember phone numbers, but what about playing music from memory?
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School Enquiry?

I am now officially an education snob. I want the best.
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The Future of Music!

A casual discussion about the future of music
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