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Darwin Underground

… CLICK HERE for Darwin Whispered Shadows Poster PDF A deep listening experience… … Darwin PRESS Release: Whispered Shadows by Anne Norman – shakuhachi A slow unfolding of spell-binding music: bamboo flute meditations and improvisations with violin in the haunting acoustics … Continue reading

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The man in the purple suit

I had a gig on Sunday afternoon in Adelaide, in a quaint old stone building called “The Chapel” within the precinct of the Migration Museum. Afterwards, chatting with audience members (friends and strangers), I met Melvyn Cann, a silver-haired gentleman … Continue reading

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Anthropocene graffiti

So, here we are, you and me… in this little Anthropocene line of bleak geological strata currently being graffitied onto the future cliff face of the planet… Before reading my little essay to the end, perhaps you had better make yourself … Continue reading

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An Endless Afternoon

  .. dragonflies hover in the afternoon sun, skimming beneath bending rushes, past floating nardoo to mossy banks soaked by springs from the wind-swept mountain, its towering granite sentinels slumbering in a sky of blinding blue with white wisps of … Continue reading

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(psycho) Cads

in homage to Judith Wright & Gandhi Their smooth pink tongues flicker at our humanity. Round them, felled forests and polluted waters alter the climates of our ravaged earth and silt with tailings the strata of first birth. Only an armoured … Continue reading

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Arty-farty literati

Arty-farty literati Chinese poets liked to party. Drinking tea with Yixing potters; boiling spring fresh healthy waters; doodling poems on unfired pots and calligraphy in empty spots on brush-art scrolls of mountain scene. With wine in one hand, the other … Continue reading

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Rain Gods

On friday this week I had only one performance on a rather cool and very wet wintry day in Brisbane. It was one of my duo school shows called TAIKO drums and flutes of Japan with Toshinori Sakamoto. We were … Continue reading

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