Shane Howard’s “Solid Rock” performed on Countdown / Music
With Shane Howard joining us tonight for Reading on Vocation: Musicians, we thought it was the perfect excuse to visit the song he’s best known for with this brilliantly mimed version of “Solid Rock” on Countdown. A giveaway that it’s mimed is the fact there’s no didgeridoo player in the song’s opening.
Music to Melbourne’s Ears / Music
Campaigning Premier John Brumby has announced that a $24.7 million headquarters for contemporary music will be established in Melbourne.
The organisation will host Australian Independent Records Labels Association and youth music organisations The Push and FreeZA. The Age reports that the new Australian Music HQ will be located in the city and feature live gigs. The proposed package also includes support for music venues…
Cockatoo Opera / Music
Promotional image from The Cockatoos
Victorian Opera is staging an uniquely Australian opera, The Cockatoos, based on a Patrick White short story.
Sung in English, the opera looks at a relationship in crisis as Olive and her husband Mick haven’t spoken for years communicating only by notes, until a stray cockatoo breaks their standoff. Librettist Sarah Carradine based her work on one of…