Documentary

ANZAC VOICES. Gallipoli from those who were there. First-hand accounts from ABC Sound Archives, recorded between 1953 and 1990, with musical excerpts by Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards and others

Post by , August 1st, 2015

Listening to these two remarkable CDs is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience. To read the history of the Gallipoli campaign is often shocking and saddening as one comes to terms with the fact it was a bungled British strategy – “a glorious failure” as one veteran describes it – costing the lives of nearly… continue reading »


Bigly Yellow. 90-minute documentary film

Simon Kent, cornettist, trombonist, composer. Adrian Sherriff, keyboard/didgeridou; Peter Harper, sax; Ted Vining, drums; Roy Voodt, guitar; Stephen Magnusson, guitar. Film directed by Nigel Deans and Nubar Ghazarian
Documentary, Film, Jazz, Music
Produced by Nubar Ghazarian, Tankstand Films, and Nigel Deans, Flying Fish Films
www.tankstandfilms.com/bigly-yellow/
Reviewed by , February 1st, 2016

This is film is a sounding of someone’s life, a plumb or plimsol line through a not notably stable figure, within but sometimes wandering from the Melbourne jazz scene. The camera has returned to him over a period of 15 years. It is of course Simon Kent, whom I met some time ago in Melbourne…. continue reading »


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