Category: Music

Feb 20

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES – ADELAIDE FRINGE 2018

It was a full house on a balmy Adelaide evening in the Tin Shed at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, but one could have heard a pin drop when Cal Williams unassumingly took to the stage and began playing some lovely slide guitar.  After a few minutes he was joined by Kory Horwood plucking and bowing his …

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Feb 19

FRINGE 2018 – Music, Jazz KIND OF BLUE : The Miles Davis Show – GC Club – 4.5K

The timing of the interchanges and the nuances of the performances had me closing my eyes and imagining I was in a smoke filled basement in New York with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie.

Oct 08

OzAsia festival 2017 – SEVER – Elder Hall – 2K

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By Tom Eckert Sever by David Harris and Zooma is a collaborative project between the two aforementioned and the Shanghai Peking Opera. The central premise is a juxtaposition of the old world in the form of the traditional and narrative historical characters of Peking Opera. Guan Yu (pictured) and Diao Chan, with the modern world. …

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Oct 05

OzAsia 2017 – The End – Keiichiro Shibuya and Hatsune Miku – The Dunstan Playhouse – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Hatsune Miku is what is known as a vocaloid, or a vocal android. Essentially a software program made manifest with a three-dimensionally rendered avatar. This software is something that any individual can own and then write lyrics and songs that will then be rendered in the voice of the vocaloid. Initially intended …

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Oct 01

SHONEN KNIFE – OZ ASIA FESTIVAL – SEPT 2017 – 4K

   READY – SET – GO! The Shonen Knife adventure continues with their trademark high energy fun performances full of positivity and humour. Lead by Atsuko Yamano on bass guitar and vocals ( she also makes their costumes ), who has been with the band since its beginnings 26 years ago, Shonen Knife is a …

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Oct 01

OzAsia 2017 – Scary Beauty – The Space Theatre – 3K

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By Tom Eckert Image © Justine Emard Keeichiro Shibuya, a prominent man in the progressive electronic music scene in Japan brings his music and a sophisticated android to Adelaide. Backed by the Australian arts orchestra, Keiichiro summons soundscapes directly out of a computer imbued with musicality. The pieces are heavily modified with electrical effects and …

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Mar 11

FRINGE 2017 – MUSIC WITH MOTION – 3K

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by Riccardo Barone  Adelaidians retrogamers, you can’t miss that! Be ready to be immersed in your childhood with Mario Bros & friends’ themes, soundtracks of our rainy days spent on our favourite console. Maybe you can even hear mummy yelling “Too much of these games!! Go do your homework!!”. How can the functionality and the …

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Mar 06

FRINGE VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN / PERFORMANCE – FIRMAMENT – FULL DOME MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone  As the astronomy room has been entered it is evident that something unique is going to happen. The comfortable seats are reclinable, because the entire performance requires the spectator to watch the rounded ceiling and specifically the projection of moving picture on it. After a delicious introduction on constellations’ structure and position …

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Mar 05

FRINGE MUSIC / WORLD MUSIC – LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone  The sparkling elegance of the London Klezmer Quartet appeared on the stage of the Prospect Town Hall as an ancient vision of folk european village dances mixed up with a raffinato urban American jazz. How evident is the terrific compact sound of the Quartet, from the best possible attention to the global dynamics …

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Mar 02

FRINGE FILM AND DIGITAL / MUSIC – THE FAR PARADISE – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone    “The far paradise” is an 1928 Australia silent film directed by Paulette McDonagh, successful performance at the box office when it was on. Yes, the attendance was extragood. But not today, in the 2017. What a pity! Why so disinterested today in what we used to be? Because it is not …

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