Feb
12
2014

Falsettos

Falsettos res

Eternity Playhouse, February 11 When was the last time you heard a musical performed unamplified? No, I can’t remember, either, the odd workshop apart. I doubt that any of the cast of Falsettos has done it before, and so the performers’ leap of faith and courage required to undertake this Darlinghurst Theatre Company production should […]

Feb
11
2014

Myth of the Cave

Myth of the Cave res

VJs, February 5 Occasionally a prophet-like musician arrives to demolish preconceptions of a particular instrument’s limits. Franz Liszt did so with the piano, John Coltrane the saxophone, Jimi Hendrix the electric guitar and Renaud Garcia Fons the double bass. Canada’s Francois Houle is such a clarinettist. He has borrowed some of the extended techniques applied […]

Feb
8
2014

Diana Krall

Krall res

Concert Hall, February 4 About nine years ago – well into her phenomenally successful career – Diana Krall began to come out of her shell. Now the need for that shell is almost gone. Having gradually grown chattier and more at ease with the frightening reality of an audience over the years, this time she […]