Category: Features – Archive

August 7, 2019 / Features - Archive

A trumpet is not what the mountain-bike riders expected to hear on the steeps slopes of Mr Keira in the Illawarra. A siren was more likely, given their activity is illegal. But they swiftly accepted the foreign sound. After all, the guy making it was just finding another way to…

July 30, 2019 / Features - Archive

It’s rather like an episode of Mission Impossible: take a 500-page book and condense it into an 80-page opera libretto, leaving ample space for the music to weave its spells. This was the assignment Pierce Wilcox undertook in penning the words for Elliott Gyger’s opera of Oscar & Lucinda. Amid…

May 24, 2019 / Features - Archive

When your father was a musical theatre and folk singer, your uncle was one of jazz’s most famous pianists (John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet), and you grow up in New York during the 1960s folk boom, perhaps the cards have already fallen. Perhaps a career in music was…