India

The daily quest for musical excellence

I once worked with a tabla player who was originally from India and came from a long line of Indian musicians. The tabla is a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and pitches used for popular and devotional music. This musician was “Tabla Royalty”!  He told me he was taught by one of the

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Dreamed a dream

Recording for the ABC album “I Dreamed A Dream – Hits from Broadway” – Part 1

Last year, well known conductor, Guy Noble, spoke with me and mentioned that he was conducting and supervising a project with the ABC and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The project was to be a recording of songs from Broadway shows with Australian artists. This would be the first time a recording had been compiled of music

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Recording for the ABC album “I Dreamed A Dream – Hits from Broadway” – Part 2

As for the arrangements we chose for the songs – we wanted something a little different. I worked closely with Guy and Simon Rogers, the artistic director for the TSO, so we could search for arrangements which would echo the original score but would present the song in a slightly different way. You just have

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