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Melissa Lesnie

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Articles by and about Melissa Lesnie

Cinema for the Ears, Music for the Eyes by Melissa Lesnie

To my ears, contemporary experimental electronic music seldom strays far from its revered musique concrète origins...

New Kids on the Block by Melissa Lesnie

For Ensemble Offspring founder and artistic director Damien Ricketson, cultivating young talent is a rewarding experience close to home...

Recorder Gets A Workout by Melissa Lesnie

Do people still cling to the limited perception of the recorder as infantile and defunct? Or have they moved past its longstanding reputation as amplified ammunition for toddler tantrums or as a relic of chillout music for Henry VIII? Australia’s concertgoers have much to assure them of the instrument’s vitality in early music and contemporary composition alike...

Awash with Sound - Liquid Architecture 9 by Melissa Lesnie

Melissa Lesnie turns sound-art groupie, embarking on a sonic pilgrimage to Melbourne to compare the city’s Liquid Architecture events with Sydney’s.

A Compendium of Cage: Whales, Mushrooms and Hymns by Melissa Lesnie

A daylong exploration of John Cage’s unique sound aesthetic makes for a revelatory concert-going experience. The shared vision of Ensemble Offspring and Song Company has yielded an imaginative project, marking the 15 th anniversary of the composer’s death and celebrating the impact of his philosophies on subsequent generations of musicians and artists...

Pen to Paper and Music to My Ears by Melissa Lesnie

In January, resonate contributor Melissa Lesnie attended Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, as part of the Words About Music program. Here she reflects on her two-week stint as intrepid camp journo, and how such a role interacts with that of the young performers, composers and arts administrators thriving within the same musical training ground.