Australian pianist Barney McAll first player with Texan tenor sax player Billy Harper on Harper’s 1992 Australian tour. On Harper’s invitation, McAll made contact when in 1992 he moved to New York. Here he recalls a life-changing 20-year collaboration and friendship.
Holly Harrison reflects on her formative musical experiences and development as a composer; an eclectic world shaped by free-improv, drumming, Frank Zappa, and Lewis Carroll.
A project across 12,500 square kilometres of South East Queensland could be a dynamic new model for regional music development.
Lockdowns can be constrictive. Break free! Listen to some vinyl.
Jazz saxophonist, bandleader, educator and protagonist, David Theak discusses what shaped his musical outlook and the direction his diverse and somewhat unorthodox career has taken.
The birth of a composition can be a mysterious event… Sometimes, musical nourishment comes from visiting a forest, an art gallery or walking to the beach. However the stimulus presents itself to me – visually, aurally or emotionally, each experience holds something that needs to be acted on and not thought about too much…
From obstacles to achievements and everything in between, two performing arts leaders share tales of creating art for the digital environment
The exchange for money between street performers and audiences is a changing landscape. Using unique data from an online platform The Busking Project we investigate what type of street performers, who engage with the platform, are more likely to receive donations and which characteristics generate higher dollar amounts of donations.
Students were highly engaged and many increased their love of learning … The results were highly promising: 86% of students made above-expected progress in literacy or numeracy. Two in five achieved above-expected progress in both subjects. By the end of the program, six in ten students had achieved literacy levels equivalent to or stronger than their year-level peers.
In the classroom, teachers can roam and observe children’s progress and repeatedly give guidance to individual children and groups. Much of this is difficult in remote schooling. The article offers some advice to parents on how to manage their situation.
In the face of massive disruptions by COVID-19, we are constantly advised to adjust to a “new normal”. Part of this new normal is the increasing presence of online learning. Our findings show adaptability is an important personal attribute that can help students in their online learning during the pandemic — and likely beyond.
INTRODUCTION The submission from the National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) to the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review is informed by our members’ experiences and research as teachers, pre-service teacher educators working in universities, and as arts education stakeholders. PART…
Canadian composer, educator and acoustic ecologist R. Murray Schafer died on August 14 2021 with barely a mention in Australia. But Schafer’s innovations in music education alone make his work as relevant today as ever.
A guide to the various creative arts subjects and their possible benefits to students.
Dr Graham Sattler reflects on the increasing viability of non-metropolitan music education organisations in NSW as educators, employers and socio-cultural assets and suggests that a networked model of Regional Conservatoriums could be replicated across the country.
“It was a very very long way to the top for AC/DC singer Bon Scott, and ended just before the summit.”
“There’s a great deal in this book that readers will certainly find confronting. The long-term effects of everything from small injustices to deeply shocking incidents experienced by the Yuwaalaraay are spelled out skilfully and sensitively. I was by turns outraged, infuriated, and heartbroken at what they endured. So there’s darkness, despair and sorrow in the novel. It’s also a book of great beauty.”
“Stranded (Expanded) is the story of a couple of generations of music and musicians who were ahead of their time but refused to be contained, and eventually, for their trouble … got their due.” Clinton Walker
“Seventeen tracks compiled from live concert recordings show the beautiful tone, flawless intonation, and excellent balance between the parts that the Australian Chamber Choir has achieved under conductor Douglas Lawrence AM. Favourite works from 1400s to the end of the Baroque period are interspersed with some worthy, but lesser known, pieces on this superb CD.”
“Immerse yourself in the wonderful sound ecology built through a collaboration of Splinter Orchestra with The Pilliga National Park.”
“The unfamiliar side of a familiar name revealed in this recording of the piano music of Dulcie Holland.”
“‘Enchanted’ is a compact demonstration of powerful folk music traditions from across the world and serves as a lasting tribute to the legacy of the late Danny Spooner.”
“This is a recording in two parts. The first sits firmly in the 21st century, underpinned by once expensive, now ubiquitous, looping technology. The second draws us back into our ambiguous colonial roots. As a pairing, ‘Loop Sonata Folksongs’ should not work. In Murray’s competent hands, it does.”
“Nicolas’ score is captivatingly beautiful. It is imbued with an organic sense of unfurling phrase structure and melodious counterpoint, untethered by the pretension of hyper-complexity.”
“Those who already know Tim Stevens’s work will be delighted by this release. Shelley Scown’s many fans from way back will be reminded that they miss her.”
“Prepare to be both charmed and challenged by an alluring mix of the 18th and 21st centuries, where baroque ornamentations within contemporary sounds will delight the ear and bring a smile to the lips.”
“’My Heart is in the Wrong Place’ speaks of the anxiety and turmoil so many have been going through and shows how the voices combine to find every ounce of emotion in the lyrics.”