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IRONWOOD : ROMANCE & FANTASY @ CHRIST CHURCH ST LAURENCE

Last Sunday Christ Church St Laurence was the venue for an elegant, elevated and educatedexcursion into the music of Schumann, Bruch and Brahms.

Ironwood members Daniel Yeadon (period cello) and Neal Peres Da Costa (period piano) returned to the stage together with their pre-pandemic research and informed performance skills well intact.

Their hunger to reproduce the sounds of the focus era saw them seek out recordings of the time and cross reference with performance practice treatises of the same period.

Between the cello and piano performance points of difference included reduced string vibrato, use of string portamento to reach between notes and arpeggiation to emphasise top notes of the period piano textures. Continue reading IRONWOOD : ROMANCE & FANTASY @ CHRIST CHURCH ST LAURENCE

DECADENT: 1980-2000

LET'S GROOVE. Rennie Ellis. Melbourne 1980. selenium- toned- gelatin-silver print
LET’S GROOVE. Rennie Ellis. Melbourne 1980. selenium- toned- gelatin-silver print

On Saturday April 5, the Monash Gallery of the Arts opened the Rennie Ellis Show and a showcase book of Ellis’s photography, DECADENT:1980-2000 was launched.

As the captivating chronicler of social change in Australia in the last two decades of the twentieth century, this big bold, bound in gold volume brilliantly illustrates how Ellis came face to face with the see and be seen syndrome; the excesses of hedonism and indulgences of wealth.

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