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.
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.
Written by: Wesley Enoch
In considering how to properly support the arts, public broadcasting, universities and First Nations Australians, we decide who we are as a country.
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?
Written by: Jo Caust
The Morrison government needs to address the whole complex ecosystem of the arts, rather than one or two aspects of it. It also needs to increase funding to the Australia Council so individual artists and small organisations get adequate support.
Written by: Julian Meyrick
Art Works is a refreshing alternative to past ABC TV attempts at an arts show. Judging by one episode alone it, well, works. What makes the program genuinely innovative is the art actually in it.
Written by: Samuel Alexander
“Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”.