Thursday, 29 May 2014

Jon Rose takes on Tchaikovsky and finds a place for Australian music

Man deserves a monument....a huge one...dropped onto parliament house from a sizeable height. "'s a frustrating place".

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Violns of Doom

This post is just a heads up.
Hopefully soon enough I'll find the time to write up some more detailed stuff on this from my own perspective, but I stumbled across this excellent post over at The Day After The Sabbath blog. An odd one to run across, this fine heavy rock fiend has posted a post specialising in doomy prog rock of the 70s variety that features violin. Some seriously obscure stuff there. I honestly can't wait to listen. There's a long history of it written out there too. Anyway read and download the accompanying compilation HERE The violin features in a lot of the most out-there heavy rock of the 60s and 70s and it's very good to see this blogger giving this world of music some attention. I'll join them in that endeavour soon. Meanwhile. Listen in. PS. for anyone in Brisbane who may read this I will appear as violinist in new music ensemble Kupka's Piano tomorrow night at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art in Fortitude Valley. That's 23 May 2014, 7:30pm. Tickets are $30. I will be Australian premiering a piece by Danish composer Rune Glerup in duo form with flautist Jodie Rottle as well as performing pieces by Brett Dean and Gyorgy Kurtag with the rest of the gang. Be good to see you there. Adam