Violinist and composer Georges Lentz describes himself as “a mad artist”, who didn’t know what he was getting into when he decided to transform an abandoned water tank in a NSW mining town in Cobar into a sound chapel, with the help of architect Glenn Murcutt and experimental string quartet The Noise. Jeremy Eccles talks to Lentz and Oliver Miller, The Noise’s cellist, in this month’s cover story Serendipity in the Outbackas the musical marvel opens officially on 2 April.

Cover of Limelight's April 2022 issue

Sydney luthier Charalambos Vatiliotis, or Harry as he is known, is now 86. When he decided to retire, Romano Crivici – who has known Harry and played his instruments for 50 years – asked him to make one final violin for a documentary. In our second feature, Harry’s Last Violin, Harriet Cunningham talks to Harry, his wife Maria, Crivici and his partner, filmmaker Carla Thackrah, about Harry’s career, his long-standing friendship with Crivici, and the documentary The Last Violin.

Arrangements were vital for Beethoven, but where do altered scores sit in today’s world? In...