Yesterday afternoon, I picked up a recent copy of Time magazine. I was drawn in by Lev Grossman’s cover story “2045 – The Year Man Becomes Immortal”. Naturally, I was intrigued so I read the article. This is what I discovered.
Melissa discovers a self-playing electronic device that is a musical composition in and of itself. But is it art music?
Or, Why I Want to Hear Bliss Again. Thoughts on a world première (or two).
Lists of classical works such as the Classic 100 tend to focus on the positive, but we can learn just as much by doing the opposite…
A number of recent events have led me to ponder the future of one of the most amazing forms of artistic expression: opera.
Reviewed: Sydney’s adventurous young chamber opera company does Dostoevsky When: Feb 17, 2011 Where: Cell Block Theatre, Forbes St, Darlinghurst, New South Wales Web: http://sydneychamberopera.com/ I can see how Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground would appeal to Sydney Chamber Opera, the newly founded troupe of ambitious twenty-somethings, as the basis of their inaugural production. The [...]
It was a bit of serendipitous timing to find myself in the right city at the right time for the service of thanksgiving held at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday in honour of Dame Joan Sutherland. I had the privilege of writing a profile of Dame Joan for Limelight‘s extensive tribute, and it was wonderful to [...]
Melissa Lesnie reports on her trip to France for MIDEM, the largest European music industry event (23 – 26 January, 2011). But it’s not all la dolce vita.
There has been an outbreak of new orchestras in Sydney.