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Q and A: Conductor Douglas Boyd on musicians, mystery and Mozart

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Live, Music, News & Commentary |

Internationally renowned conductor Douglas Boyd (Artistic Director of Garsington Opera and Music Director of the Paris Chamber Orchestra) will lead a performance of Mozart’s last three symphonies at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, September 28 at 7.30pm. We chat to Boyd about collaborating with Australian’s next generation of leading musicians, and his love of

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Mark Lanegan Band Live (Factory Theatre, Sydney)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

The late food writer and raconteur Anthony Bourdain featured Mark Lanegan in an episode of his program Parts Unknown shot in Lanegan’s native Seattle last year. Bourdain, who famously took rock n roll seriously, was a great fan of Lanegan. His voiceover began,“Mark Lanegan is to my mind one of the greatest living singer songwriters making music

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Tristan and Isolde review (WASO, Perth)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

Tristan und Isolde, Stuart Skelton, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Ekaterina Gubanova, Boaz Daniel, Ain Anger, WA Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch, Perth Concert Hall, August 16 and 19 Since becoming Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of WASO in 2014, Asher Fisch has been assiduously cultivating the orchestra’s sound and profile and ambitiously extending its repertoire and programming. A

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Regurgitator music review, Metro Theatre (Sydney)

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In the ’90s, Australia’s love affair with local no frills pub rock bands expanded to embrace “alternative” rockers Silverchair, as well as eclectic acts like Spiderbait and industrial rock rabble rousers, Insurge. There was an alternative rock revolution going on around the world at this time. Doubtless, the most popular act of the weirder fringe

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Camp Cope Live (Sydney Opera House)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

There was electricity in the air at Melbourne trio Camp Cope’s performance at the Opera House on Wednesday night. There has been quite a buzz about the group in the media too. The positive press around the all-woman trio is well deserved as the quality of their take on “alternative/indie rock” rises above most of

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Making Art Podcast 5: Neil Pigot with composer Tim Dargaville

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Live, Music, News & Commentary, Recorded |

Daily Review presents actor Neil Pigot’s series of free, 60 minute podcasts in which he interviews artists from a range of disciplines about making art. To listen to episode FIVE with composer Tim Dargaville, click here and to hear previous episodes, click here. When people ask, as they occasionally have over the past two years, why I haven’t been acting much

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Bjork’s Utopia tour headpieces made to resemble orchids and bones

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Designer James Merry has created futuristic headpieces for Icelandic musician Björk and her flute players to wear during the Utopia tour. The masks were designed by Merry to compliment the costumes and sets for the tour of the album Utopia, which Bjork described as “magically utopian” in an interview with leading UK design website Dezeen. Merry, told Dezeen that

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