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INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Caerwen Martin: The World Within

Written by: Caerwen Martin

What if everything is music, but we’re just not listening with the right mind? … Is our perception so conditioned that we can no longer comprehend the natural rhythms of the earth? Doesn’t the raven hurt your heart, just a little bit? What does it say? What if I transcribe it for viola? Can you hear the music now? Music is not manmade. We only replicate it. But by doing so we access and participate in the natural systems of the universe.

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INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Robert Davidson: Let It All Unravel

Written by: Robert Davidson

I’m fascinated by what is communicated behind the words in our daily spoken utterances […] Music seems particularly useful at intensifying these meanings, and at expressing them in an immersive way; I find it immensely beneficial to immerse myself in music so that I can express emotions without being dangerously overwhelmed by them. I think it’s actually kept me alive.

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The Commonwealth’s neglect of higher education is criminal

Written by: Misha Ketchell

If your aim is to set Australia up for future success, investment in higher education is a no-brainer. Yet most universities have been excluded from JobKeeper. So far more than 17,000 jobs have been lost. Can you imagine this government being so nonchalant about losing the equivalent number of jobs in any other industry?

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Music as Industry

Written by: Justin O'Connor

This essay, begun during the 2020 lockdown in Victoria, grew out of a growing (and widely shared) frustration at the Federal Government’s apparent willingness to let the arts and cultural sector, especially live performance, go to the wall. Rather than…

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An Apology from Spike Wilner

Written by: Spike Wilner

The famous Smalls jazz bar in New York’s West Village sends a newsletter regularly to its online mailing list. Here, its proprietor, Spike Wilner, explains that a lack of communication is the result of action by the NY Liquor Authority. Due to COVID restrictions, Smalls has been able only to offer streamed performances but even they were blocked. Read why, and fume.

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