Category Archive: Music

Feb 27

FRINGE MUSIC / CLASSICAL – SCHUBERTIADE – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone  A  marvellous brochure, which shows an elegant cover page and a very detailed introduction, followed by a very well psychological – contextualized – temporal -analytical description of the programme, leads to the energetic and so complicated (because the points enunciated before) performance. Every Composer needs to be contextu. Always. And the Duo Contraste’s …

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Feb 27

FRINGE 2017 – NOSFERATU – A SYMPHONY OF HORROR – MERCURY CINEMA – 4K

I had only ever seen short excerpts from this film so it was fascinating to see a full-length version of the F W Murnau movie based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula and made almost 100 years ago.  With an expert live score featuring keyboards  percussion and electronic music, this full length (84 mins) version of the …

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Feb 25

FRINGE MUSIC / WORLD MUSIC – THE STRING FAMILY AUSTRALIA TOUR – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone  Miracle! That’s because a family performing music on a stage is able to create a secret harmonic veil of pure sensations that surround  your aura. The youngest is twelve years old and it is surprising where she found the time to practice and play the violin in such a mature way. The …

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Feb 25

FRINGE 2017 – Comfort Food Cabaret – Adelaide Central Market – 4K

You’ve heard of dinner and a show, but what happens when dinner is the show? Comfort Food Cabaret is new to the Adelaide Fringe this year and it has certainly brought life to the Market Kitchen at Adelaide Central Markets.   The evening was full of surprises, with artist Michelle Pearson singing, cooking and storytelling …

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Feb 22

CIRQUE AFRICA – FRINGE 2017 – 5K

Cirque Africa, appearing for the first time in Adelaide, is a very professional but fresh high energy show featuring incredible athletes and musicians.  The live musical accompaniment was a wonderful constant whose timing, and that of the acrobats, was spot on. Arriving a few minutes late for this show I was amazed to find the …

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Feb 20

FRINGE CABARET/COMEDY – Trickster – La Boheme – 3.5K

Opening night of the Fringe Festival, a thankful and appreciative Bradley Storer took the stage in his tight undies, with his face poorly painted white immediately receiving an uneasy laugh from the quiet audience; bracing all for what was to come. Throughout the entirety of his performance, Storer kept drawing the audience back to that …

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Feb 20

FRINGE 2017: The Run Down on the Runners Up – Nexus Arts Centre – 4K

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by Tom Eckert As much music trivia as performance, Voice of Transition give the modern vocal treatment to some of the best second-best songs of the last thirty years (with a few throw ins from an earlier time.) Tight harmonies and impeccable balance characterise this group’s performance as well as an impressive dynamic range. Each …

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Aug 15

GUITAR FESTIVAL – Paco de Lucía – The Journey – Her Majesty’s – 4K

This a superb documentary which, thanks to volumes of recorded video and quite open conversations with Paco by his son, reveals the, at times, very problematic journey of a genius. 4K

Aug 13

GUITAR FESTIVAL – Lord Byron’s Don Juan – Tama Matheson and Karin Schaupp – 4.5K

Matheson’s Lord Byron’s Don Juan is a gem, a quinella of consummate writing and delivery, a gripping tale of a free spirit accompanied by rhythms of love, passion and struggle. 4.5K

Mar 17

The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 – Edinburgh Castle Hotel – 5K

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By Olivia Henry The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 is the final instalment of an epic trilogy featuring music throughout the decades. This year, The Independent Project played the greatest hits from the last 25 years, and as a 24 year-old, I was delighted to find that I knew – literally – EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. …

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