22 November, 2021
features

Playing Up: The Trombone

Playing with the ELISION Ensemble for the first time was a wild ride – which is just how Ben Marks likes it. Now, he is discovering startling new possibilities for the trombone as composers explore the sounds ‘in the cracks’.

19 November, 2021
features

The Beating Heart of Dance

Nicolette Fraillon fell into conducting dance, but she was quickly hooked by the artform. Music Director of The Australian Ballet since 2003, she guides Jo Litson through the history of ballet music, discusses the different kinds of collaborations between choreographers and composers, and wonders why ballet scores aren’t always given their proper due.