Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sounds from a literary underworld

If there’s one thing I love almost as much as music, it’s words. And words about music even more than that. There’s a quote I read recently (which has been attributed to multiple people such as Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk … Continue reading

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Musical Tapas: How to turn any concert into a tasting plate of musical discovery

Last year before Fusion‘s November concert, I wrote a short article for the Music Council of Australia about ways to help audiences appreciate live classical music when listening to a programme of music that might be almost entirely unfamiliar. It … Continue reading

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Song for a beach holiday

Happy New Year, musical friends! Welcome to Music Tasting in 2012. I’ve been on a week-long beach holiday recently, which was a delightful way to begin the year. It’s becoming something of a tradition, actually, with a close group of … Continue reading

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