An Unideal Listener

What we hear when we listen

There has been a lot of discussion in musical circles about what we listen to – how we listen – when we hear music. Put another way, we want to know what we hear when we listen. Continue reading “An Unideal Listener”

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An Unideal Listener

Three Horizons

Tomorrow marks the last of the ‘Three Horizons’ concerts (see here, here and here for background). In preparation I thought I’d collate some trivia about Margaret Sutherland, Miriam Hyde, and Raymond Hanson, some of the featured Australian Composers, for a bit of background reading.

Margaret Sutherland

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Trivia:
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Three Horizons

Writing about music is like dancing about apocrypha

Composing thoughts on Andrew Durkin’s ‘Decompsition: A Music Manifesto’

I’m currently reading Andrew Durkin’s ‘Decomposition: a Music Manifesto’. It’s refreshing, insightful, and very readable, despite its size. Plenty to agree with, to champion, and plenty to disagree with too – exactly what I want from a book – and as it’s primarily concerned with music, generally, and authorship/authenticity more specifically, it’s rather an ideal book for me. Continue reading “Writing about music is like dancing about apocrypha”

Writing about music is like dancing about apocrypha