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What to SEE: Decibel ensemble at Revelation Film Festival
What to SEE

What to SEE: Decibel ensemble at Revelation Film Festival

30 June 2022

New music ensemble Decibel are about to bring their unique approach to sound and collaboration to Revelation Perth International Film Festival with the live performance of a series of audiovisual miniatures.

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Brightly coloured circular rugs woven from rags are spread across the ground. Vivid colours of red, orange and blue An art project that will weave our country whole
Q&A

An art project that will weave our country whole

19 May 2022

The winners of the inaugural Arts Impact WA grant will be announced on 24 May 2022. Rosalind Appleby catches up with one of the finalists, Vivienne Robertson, who is calling us to weave our country whole.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
An artists impression of a treelined avenue with waterways and people walking through Government reveals plan for  Perth’s ‘beating cultural heart’
Features

Government reveals plan for Perth’s ‘beating cultural heart’

18 May 2022

The McGowan Government has announced extra funding for the Perth Cultural Centre redevelopment. But can infrastructure investment alone resuscitate an arts and culture sector still struggling with the challenges of COVID and ongoing budget cuts?

Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
Composer Kate Milligan sits partly silhouetted, with her hair tied back in a loose bun and her face turned towards her shoulder Composer looks to the past
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Composer looks to the past

9 May 2022

Composer Kate Milligan is diving back to the 16th century via an ancient shipwreck. The composer has received funding to unite old and new by bringing together electronic music and a flute that has spent 500 years underwater.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
On a dark stage a spotlight shines on a woman in a long blue dress lying on a bench, with three women kneeling beside her with white headdresses Operatic enlightenment
Reviews

Operatic enlightenment

8 April 2022

An ambitious reworking of Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta sheds light on the experience of living with disability. But Rosalind Appleby says it comes at a cost.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
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Asher Fisch and WASO March 2022 A man wearing a black suit stands on a stage with his hand in his pocket, facing the audience. Behind him are seated the members of the orchestra. WASO’s show must go on
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WASO’s show must go on

23 March 2022

How do you keep an orchestra on stage during a pandemic, when a sforzando from a trumpet player could potentially put the entire ensemble in isolation? Rosalind Appleby discovers the extraordinary efforts being made by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra to keep the orchestra playing.

Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times
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WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times

21 March 2022

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sixth Symphony’, or the ‘Pathetique’, has always carried a sense of darkness, which makes WASO’s performance of the composer’s final work perfect for these uncertain times, writes Rosalind Appleby.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio