Category: Features – Archive

August 12, 2017 / Features - Archive

  Surely no Australian singer’s voice was ever so consistently described as “angelic”, “serene”, “otherworldly” or “ethereal” as that of Dr G Yunupingu. Certainly his ability to make his voice seem to float, disembodied in the musical ether, was a massive part of its ability to cast a spell that…

June 15, 2017 / Features - Archive

One thing the Necks never have to cope with is audience members shouting out requests. Their fans across the globe understand their recorded works were all one-off improvisations, never to be replicated; that every concert is a new adventure. The band has suffered the odd heckler, however, with one gentleman…

June 6, 2017 / Features - Archive

Below is most of the Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture that I delivered at the Basement on May 30. The full catastrophe may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0CPsiBlTYY&t=1235s My obituary for Jackie Orszaczky in The Sydney Morning Herald concluded with: “Some marvel at the breadth of his endeavour, but to Orszaczky it…