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A grey-haired man in formal wear and glasses stands at the podium with both hands raised, a conductor's baton in his right hand. Members of the orchestra sit around him.

The secret art of conducting

Conductors including Vanessa Scammell, Asher Fisch and Nicholas Braithwaite discuss their roles and their relationships with orchestras.

A saxophonist plays his mic'ed up instrument at a studio session.

Not paying royalties for session musos is damaging the music industry

Australia is one of a handful of developed economies that does not support the rights of performers to ongoing royalties,…


How to run an indie record label that endures

Eclectic indie label Chapter Music is celebrating its 30th year of operations. Founder Guy Blackman discusses the label’s longevity and…

An audience that's part music festival, part concert gathers under sunset-dappled clouds at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

Classical music, new ideas: growing the fine music audience

Ideas and initiatives for expanding the classical music audience beyond its established, ageing demographic.


Why the music of Kate Bush spans generations

Her resurgent popularity shows that Kate Bush is seemingly unfettered by the restrictions of both time nor space, writes Lorna…


Ablaze: with pioneering First Nations filmmaker, Bill Onus

Academic, advocate, performer and filmmaker Tiriki Onus discusses the film made by his grandfather William 'Bill' Onus and the documentary…


How Eurovision helps define Europe’s boundaries (and why Ukraine will likely win)

Robert Deam Tobin gives a geo-political context as to how Ukraine’s 2022 entry could be heading for Eurovision success.


Vale The Saints' Chris Bailey

John Willsteed pays tribute to Chris Bailey, a 'gentleman with the mad soul of an Irish convict poet’ and acknowledges…


How are commercial shows faring post-COVID?

While stadium gigs and major musicals have returned, show business must jump hurdles to bring us the biggest names in…


Hate crime inspires new oratorio

The 50th anniversary of the drowning of Dr Duncan will be commemorated in a new composition at this year’s Adelaide…

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