21 December, 2020

Playing Up: The Organ

When he sang with his primary school choir at Sydney Town Hall the organ awoke something in David Drury. He has now played organs around the world – and the differences are mind-blowing.

23 November, 2020

Playing Up: The Harp

Playing the harp requires great physical coordination so a performance can be like walking a tightrope. But Alice Giles is exhilarated by its limitless palette of tonal variations.

21 September, 2020

Playing Up: The Waterphone

When Claire Edwardes first discovered this weird and wonderful instrument in Holland she thought it might be rather one-dimensional, but in fact, she has discovered it is full of sonic possibilities.