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AWO’s founder Alexander Briger on how many musicians it takes to wrangle a world-beating orchestra

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How many orchestra members does it take to change a light bulb? If anyone knows the answer to that question, it should be the conductor Alexander Briger AO. “The music – the artistic part — is easy.  It’s organising the dates to play that’s difficult,” says Briger, 48, juggling the phone from his French home

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Music from Cretans: George Xylouris and Jim White (via The Dirty Three, Fugazi and Nick Cave)

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George Xylouris and Jim White (pictured above) are one of the most exciting musical collaborations right now. Their new album Mother is not for the fragile. The alternative rock and Cretan music meld is blood and bones, earth and sea, literature and poetry, war and love; it is Crete. One needs to understand the Cretans

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Musicians tackle the challenges of making art in ‘narcissitic’ Sydney

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In the past two weeks Daily Review has published transcripts from a conversation among musicians at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney on October 13. (Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here). The invitees represented the area of new, exploratory, and improvised musics – from concerts and productions that are government and privately funded to performance series and festivals that

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Another fly on the wall conversation among Sydney musicians

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Last week Daily Review published a transcript of a conversation among musicians at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney on October 13. This transcript now moves to the discussion of concert series in Sydney that are self-organised. The invitees represented the area of new, exploratory, and improvised musics – from concerts and productions that are government and privately funded

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