Provoked by an enduring interest in my 1970 work Ice Carving, some thoughts and revelations on the history, context and life of this work and the personal breakthrough it represents.
‘Being bound by the idea of music is important to people, and that’s all that actually matters.’
Change is too rapid right now to create a Labor arts policy but when it happens, at its core will be these three principles, says Shadow Minister Tony Burke.
As composer in residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers’ House in 2021, Aviva has held a series of concerts and workshops, collaborating with local artists and seeking audience feedback. Peggy’s generous legacy enabled these events to trade on generosity and ideas, rather than the economic and bureaucratic frameworks that too often shape our experience of music.
I feel that music, by dint of it being a product of vibration, stands apart from all other art forms. We are keying into the fundamentals of the universe when we play music. Vibration is a glimpse of the infinite.
[The report has a] language of business-speak, used not only to describe what the sector does but to validate it. Thus the report is firmly “inside the box” of 40 years of neoliberal prescriptions on small government, culture-as-enterprise and value-as-money.
In their own words: How the arts are seen by government policy-makers vs how they are seen by musicians.
JOSTLE Rapper sweeps night at the ARIAs / ARIA Fine Arts Awards / Minimum wage for musicians an issue again / Ideas from the US National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Rapper sweeps night at the ARIAs Ghanaian-Australian rapper…
The major focus of the reawakening of the songline will be to find the songs that make up the story and try and connect them in the correct sequence and with the correct spiritual locations along its route. If the Black Duck Songline can be awakened, this could be a model for the recovery and reawakening of other songlines in areas of Australia where Aboriginal knowledge has been suppressed.
The golden rule when organising an arts event with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to never hold it at the same time as a sports event. If there is a choice between attending one or the other, chances are our mob are going to that footy game.
I’m curious now about the future of music making and teaching in an age of environmental crisis… Could musical and artistic practices themselves lead the way to social change and establish new connections between phenomena, peoples and places?