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by Belinda Webster
When Tall Poppies records are being prepared, Belinda Webster usually sits in the producer's chair - as well as wearing a number of other hats to do with running a record company. The new Sandy Evans album Rockpoolmirror is a little bit different for her, as on this occasion she had an additional creative role: the rock pools of the title are those captured in Belinda's nature photoraphy - the inspiration behind Evans's music.
by Natalie Williams
The School of Music at the Australian National University in Canberra hosts an innovative research conference 'Women in the Creative Arts' on 10-12 August 2017. This event highlights the creative work of women in music, film, dance, theatre, visual art and literature.
by Connor D'Netto
Connor D'Netto writes about his Argo concert series, and particularly about two events taking place in Brisbane as part of the Queensland Music Festival in July. 'To the Earth', on 8 July, takes its audience undergound to the Spring Hill Reservoir, while 'To the Sky', on 9 July, embraces the Universe through its venue, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.
by Kirsty Beilharz
Music Remembers Me - Connection and Wellbeing in Dementia is written for carers supporting people living with dementia: spouses/partners, loved ones, daughters, sons; the pastoral and social workers, home carers in the community; care staff in nursing homes; and friends. The aim of this book is to put in carers’ hands both practical ways to enjoy music with the people they love, and some of the background from science and experience that helps understand the experience of a person with dementia holistically.
by Gabriella Smart
Blame it all on Jon Rose. I’m in Melbourne Airport when he rings me to ask: 'Why on earth are you writing on Shostakovich? You HAVE to write about the neglected legacy of pianos in colonial Australia. Write about the music of Australia.' So began a journey...
by Luke Styles
Luke Styles writes about this set of songs for the 'Friday Afternoons' project. An international initiative inspired by Benjamin Britten, 'Friday Afternoons' encourages young people to sing. The ever-growing Friday Afternoons Song Bank contains new music and support material to help teachers develop their students’ skills – as performers, listeners and composers.