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Sep
24
2017

Richard Petkovic forms an orchestra to change the world

SWMCOres

Richard Petkovic didn’t set out to form a band, he set out to realise a vision. The term “broad church” is tossed around in politics, but Petkovic’s Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra is the real thing, with Sufism, Buddhism, Christianity and more represented among Australians of some 10 ethnicities. The orchestra is a central attraction […]

Sep
17
2017

Tony Gorman and the miracle of the long notes

Tony Gorman & Boyd Nick Moir

What is the Monday Club, a group of improvisers with a penchant for using long, slow notes as musical building blocks, doing in the Sydney Sacred Music Festival? The answer lies both in the broader meaning of “sacred” and in the story of the group’s founder, Tony Gorman. A brilliant saxophonist and clarinettist, Gorman was […]

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