Oct
22
2018

Sam Anning

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ACROSS A FIELD AS VAST AS ONE (Earshift) 8/10 In a cover note bassist/composer Sam Anning acknowledges the late drummer Allan Browne “for illuminating everything”. It’s heart-warming to hear Browne’s legacy live on, however indirectly, in Anning’s work. Primarily you hear it in the lack of pretence with which the music is presented, and in […]

Oct
20
2018

JULIUS CAESAR

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Q Theatre, October 5 3/10 Staging Julius Caesar necessitates using some of the finest verse in Shakespeare’s canon to paper over the play’s structural and narrative fault-lines. Enthral an audience with this verse, dispersed between Antony, Brutus, Cassius and Calphurnia, and the other dimension, the politics of backstabbing, are – as we know! – timeless. […]

Oct
18
2018

Erica Bramham

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SONGS FROM A MIDNIGHT ROOM (ericabramham.com) 8/10 In 2017 Melbourne’s Erica Bramham set about writing a song a day, sustaining the project for an impressive 203 days. This double album contains some of the results. Working in a musical world where a fine mist obscures any lines between jazz, folk, improvisation and rock, she writes […]

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