November 14, 2019

Echo Chambers

Tos Mahoney, Artistic Director of Tura New Music in Perth, tells Jo Litson about Kimberley Echoes, a cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people, which is heading to Australia’s eastern states this month.

November 7, 2019

Lachlan Skipworth: Floating Time

Why does Lachlan Skipworth, the easy-going son of an Australian farmer, have such an affinity for Japanese aesthetics? Ben Etherington explains how the shakuhachi bamboo flute came to be a muse for the talented composer.

November 6, 2019

The Theremin: Out of Thin Air

Invented 100 years ago, the first electronic instrument continues to fascinate, not only for its striking sound and aesthetic, but also for the almost superhuman difficulty of playing it without physical contact. Mélissa Lesnie traces its history, and visits theremin school to learn how the devil to tame it.

November 5, 2019

Passing the Batons

Sir Andrew Davis, Alondra de la Parra and David Robertson are about to conduct their final concerts as artistic chiefs of the Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney Symphony Orchestras respectively. Here’s a look back on their time Down Under.

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