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Mar
14
2017

Cubans at Large – Omar Sosa and Alfredo Rodriguez

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Others talk about making sacrifices for their art. Alfredo Rodriguez laid his happiness on the line for it. With the carrot of having his career guided by the distinguished American producer Quincy Jones, the Cuban pianist crossed the border from Mexico to the US, and asked for political asylum. He did not know when or […]

Feb
22
2017

Phillip Johnston – Subtracting the Film from the Score

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It’s thanks to TV that Phillip Johnston became a film composer. Like millions of other children Johnston grew up with the television playing nanny, and daytime TV in the 1960s meant movies. Old ones, thick with music. He loved film, he loved music and he especially loved film music. These days Johnston, a New Yorker […]

Aug
19
2015

Bruce Cale’s music is Blue Mountains-made

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Bruce Cale does not just live in Katoomba, he plays the Mountains in his music. The connection, after all, could not be deeper. He was born in Leura and grew up in Katoomba where, as a child, he took violin lessons above a shop on the main street – a building he now he lives […]

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