Sydney Opera House as a Jazz Club

THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE: AN ALWAYS UNFOLDING NARRATIVE I made a fortuitous error on Tuesday night, misreading the start time for the Kamasi Washington Concert as 7pm not 9pm and arrived at the Sydney Opera House 2 hours early. It gave me time to think about the Opera House’s next life cycle. A living building … Continue reading Sydney Opera House as a Jazz Club

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The Art of Homage

THE ART OF HOMAGE not FAN ART. The David Bowie Instagram account is posting images from the fan art section of the exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Nick Cave has booked “talk to the audience” shows on the East Coast of America. Within the photographs and videos she’s posting from backstage and during soundchecks for … Continue reading The Art of Homage

An Independent Book as an Independent Record

AN INDEPENDENT RECORD RATHER THAN AN INDEPENDENT BOOK … (photograph is of trombonist Ryan Porter) Today independent releases are standard for music. There’s no sense that individual musicians or bands are releasing their own music because of a failure to be noticed and supported by a commercial record label, or as a warm up to … Continue reading An Independent Book as an Independent Record

One Sunday Morning in a Chicago Loft with Wilco Merchandise

Installation featuring Wilco’s home office accessories. Wilco are the Henry Dreyfuss’s of Music Merchandise, designing practical things. Just as Dreyfuss designed telephones, vacuum cleaners, typewriters & thermostats, in the middle of the twentieth century, Wilco’s merchandise includes practical things, pencils, erasers, cutting boards, calendars and the personalised musical equipment of the band’s musicians with a … Continue reading One Sunday Morning in a Chicago Loft with Wilco Merchandise

A NOTEBOOK THAT’S AN HOMAGE TO NELS CLINE’S LOVERS ALBUM : PART 1

For 25 years Nels Cline dreamed of making the Lovers Album, an orchestrated portrait of the shadings on love’s spectrum from yearning to euphoria to regret. A mix of jazz standards, film music, rock songs and his own compositions. When it was released on Blue Note in 2016 it concluded with “The Bond”, composed for … Continue reading A NOTEBOOK THAT’S AN HOMAGE TO NELS CLINE’S LOVERS ALBUM : PART 1