John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

June 9, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Q Theatre, May 28 7/10 Ever wanted the floor to swallow you rather than be the sacrificial lamb on the altar of audience participation? Having been warned of this show’s extreme level of audience involvement, we wore masks, studiously avoided eye-contact and survived. Many were not so lucky. But here’s…

June 8, 2021 / Album Reviews

THE LIFE LONG DAY DREAMER (Rippa) 8/10 The commitment to the moment must be absolute, but once there the process can be like taking dictation. The improviser just has to get out of the way, not break the spell, and listen to the music. Solo bass improvisations have been a…

June 6, 2021 / Theatre Reviews

Wharf 1 Theatre, May 25 7.5/10 It could easily have been hammered together as a soapbox, but instead Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman built a play. They wrote a series of stories adding up to the big one that won’t go away: the original inhabitants of this continent woke up…