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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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Australia Council’s Sam Walsh responds to artist David Pledger’s quest to be his left-hand man

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

Last week, artist David Pledger applied for the position of CEO of funding body, the Australia Council for the Arts, by publishing his application for how to take the organisation into the 21st Century on Daily Review. Pledger wrote a long and thorough brief of his vision to the new chair of the Australia Council, Sam Walsh, the

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Regurgitator music review, Metro Theatre (Sydney)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

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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