Category Archives: Environmental essays and poems

Song Appetit – reviews

A gig of doodles with music These are the amazing responses from the 102 households who attended my online gig during lockdown here in Melbourne on Sept 16 2020. For 70 minutes, I shared my music video clips, COVID stories, sculptures and … Continue reading

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damp and raucous silence

from my soft perch of mossy green between tangled roots of Tannenbaum I hear faint clanging sounds

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Alone in Nature

I follow parallel scars, lured by their bumpy wayward promise. Leaving the dry red sand, my car skirts marshy grasslands, attempting to keep the lake in view, sometimes only imagined through tangled trees. I am seeking the illusory “far end” … Continue reading

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Empty Bottles

“Empty Bottles” is a long-winded poem on the drunkards’ middens of the Northern Territory, written in 1893 by William Aaron Millikan, my mother’s father’s father. When I first read his poem a few years ago, I was not enamoured of it’s form. … Continue reading

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Sarah Anne Rocks

what happened here long ago that your rocks all stand on end?

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look star!

Dave Reynolds – Photographer The view from the campsite at Frankland River, Tarkine, March 2016. I like im. I like im camp outside because of course you got to sleep outside, you got to feel im that wind and look star! … Continue reading

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Monster Duck

… the hidden meaning of haiku On Tuesday 5th, in South Hobart, all performances finished, I was preparing for a recording session scheduled for the next day. Having finished writing my part of a collaborative score for a new duo … Continue reading

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Husshh … hearing takayna

“An ecstatic meditation on ancient takayna/Tarkine wilderness in sound and words” That’s the bi-line Emily wrote when she invited me to join her in Tassie to take part in the Tarkine in Motion project, followed by a series of concerts … Continue reading

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Evening Cantillations

a gentle HA … and dusk begins in the tree beside the deck

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Table Cape to Design Tasmania

From the Tarkine, Em and I drove to Wynyard on the north coast and spent one and a half days in and around the Table Cape Lighthouse, using the acoustic to inspire new music, and also sitting outside by ourselves … Continue reading

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