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.
Hamed Sadeghi is a brilliant performer on the Persian plucked string instrument, the tar. He plays Persian classical music and since he came to Australia eight years ago, has also found jazz. His Eishan Ensemble plays both and he already has been nominated for major Australian awards.
Chris Cody has 10 questions for rising star Helen Svoboda, composer, bassist, singer, band-leader, conceiver and manager of projects, and nature enthusiast. Having recently returned from the Netherlands, she won the 2020 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and is 2021 Pathfinder Associate Artist with the Australian Art Orchestra.