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Review: Christopher Hale launches “Sylvan Coda” at Northcote Social Club 16 August, 2012

Cesar at Blank Tape Music asked me to review the launch of Chris Hale’s long-awaited new album, Sylvan Coda. (From: – The Northcote Social Club stage brimmed with lighted cul-de-sacs of instruments and microphones – a glimpse of the possibilities ahead. Anticipation was especially heightened considering it had been a “long time between drinks”…

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Letter on The Voice

The Voice 23-05-2012 10-12-41

Here’s a letter I wrote published in today’s Opinion section of The Age, Wednesday 23/05/2012. It’s about the popular TV show The Voice and its possible link with our social values regarding to mastery of singing/ music.

Kurt Elling on finding your own ‘sound’

In a brief excerpt of his lecture at the Kennedy Centre, Kurt Elling offers advice to aspiring singers on the steps necessary to finding their own unique ‘sound’ as singers and musicians. Elling is a brilliant example of what happens when you persevere with this illustrious challenge, which simultaneously demands the endless refinement of vocal…

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