Aug
8
2018

Joseph Tawadros

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THE BLUEBIRD, THE MYSTIC AND THE FOOL (Planet) 8.5/10 All music is a dialogue, and here Joseph Tawadros zeroes in on discourses between moods, with the oud player’s compositional breadth starring as much as the brilliant improvising. The 21 shortish pieces make the listening experience one of constant flux, whether between serenity and joy, or […]

Aug
5
2018

THE LONG FORGOTTEN DREAM

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Drama Theatre, July 27, until August 25 6.5/10 The giant sand-coloured backdrop flies up and billows in ways that suggest the very land is breathing. Certainly the warm heart of H Lawrence Sumner’s play is, despite The Long Forgotten Dream often being at its strongest when it at its most epic or ritualistic – a […]

Aug
4
2018

PAUL CUTLAN’S STRING PROJECT

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The Sound Lounge, July 21 8.5/10 One of the wonders of music is its ability to conjure ideas and evoke emotions without the limiting specificity of words. The world premiere of The Eleventh Hour was composer Paul Cutlan’s response to the centenary of the end of World War I. In four movements (plus two interludes), […]

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