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What is a voice? And don’t gender me.

Lost on you by LP:     The human voice has a special place in the desire and enjoyment of musicians and listeners. For me, there are voices, like the one you’ve just heard, that strike exactly the right note. … Continue reading

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Do Animals Dream of Slaughterhouses?

A compilation of materials about animal rights for the Festival Camino Contro Corrente, November 1-3, 2018.   Compiled by Thomas Reiner from a YouTube video by Slavoj Žižek, an arrangement of ∆’s Arrival in Nara, and images depicting animals. Part … Continue reading

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The Real – 13 October 2017

A live recording of ‘The Real’, the 2nd movement of ‘Lacan: Ein Lehrstück’, arranged for the Monash Art Ensemble conducted by Paul Grabowsky with Jessica Aszodi and Tristram Williams as soloists. 13 October 2017, Music Auditorium, Monash University.  

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Alexandra Kollontai at Festival Camino Contro Corrente 2017

Alexandra Kollontai, a new work for speaker, soprano and ensemble, based on the autobiography of Soviet revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai, will be premiered on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Municipal Theater of Camino al Tagliamento in the concert titled Materiale Suono by the … Continue reading

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The Real – 2017

On Friday 13 October 2017, 8pm, Jessica Aszodi and Tristram Williams will join Paul Grabowsky’s Monash Art Ensemble to perform ‘The Real’, which is an arrangement of the 2nd movement of Lacan: Ein Lehrstück. Music Auditorium, Monash University, Monash Performing Arts Centre, Building 68, Clayton Campus.

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Bucharest 2017

Tamara Smolyar performs Seven Variations on Tuireamh Mhic Finín Dhuibh on Monday 22 May, in case you are up for a trip to Rumania this month. Octavian Simu and Max Packer have each contributed a variation. The original tune is … Continue reading

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Re-sound: Sublating the Symbol

Another album of Australian work by some of my wonderfully talented colleagues. Please order directly from Ars Publica.

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Sweet Spots at Deutsche Oper Berlin

So the time has come to talk about Berlin 2016. Jaslyn Robertson, Ralph Whiteoak and I will have works performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on November 14 later this year. The performance group is the State Youth Ensemble New … Continue reading

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How to identify musical intervals: a two-step method

Here is something for beginning musicians to learn identify musical intervals from music notation. I have collaborated on this text with the wonderfully talented illustrator and designer Tahl Swieca, whose quirky drawings add a cheeky charm to this publication. It … Continue reading

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Lacan: Ein Lehrstück

Lacan: Ein Lehrstück (2015), for large orchestra, soprano and flugelhorn. Libretto based on the writings of Jacques Lacan. Live recording of the first performance of the first movement: 9 August 2015 at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne with the … Continue reading

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