Ahead of his concerts with Katie Noonan and the SSO, the cartoonist-poet explains the musicality and lyricism that drives his art.
With Volume II out soon, the classical guitarist has won an ARIA Fine Arts Award for his Bach Cello Suites Volume I. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in
The list of contenders includes Katie Noonan, Liza Lim, Richard Tognetti and Elena Kats-Chernin.
In her first festival as Artistic Director, the singer-songwriter focuses on social change, empowerment and the human voice.
For her first Queensland Music Festival, Noonan is asking Australians to take part in a concert called You’re The Voice.
The intuitive relationship that vocalist Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp have developed together makes for some gorgeous music-making in their latest recording Songs of the Latin Skies. Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp. Photo: supplied It’s their third release together, following the success of their 2012 ARIA nominated album Songs of the Southern Skiesand their 2011 eight-track EP Songs from the British Isles. Songs of the Latin Skiesfeatures 13 tracks, which pay homage to the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango by composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, Luis Bonfá, Antonio Lauro and Antônio Carlos Jobim among others. The duo bring a fresh, distinctive, original take to the repertoire, with Noonan’s exquisite vocals soaring delicately over Schaupp’s virtuosic, equally expressive playing, as they caress the melodies to create a meltingly laid-back album with a spare, minimal beauty that would soothe the most furrowed brow. The first track Segurancamakes for a stunning opening, with some double-tracking of Noonan’s voice creating lovely rich harmonies and showcasing her renowned vocal range from a warm bottom register to a dazzling, ethereal top. Classic bossa nova numbers Desafinadoand…Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe…
The lively Sydney venue will host an eclectic line-up in 2017 from classical concerts to an illuminated sound bubble. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in
Song is a powerful tool for relating human experience, regardless of the genre. With Love and Fury is a new selection of Australian songs, conceived by popular songstress Katie Noonan, which brings together a most eclectic bunch of musical minds: a ‘jazz’ singer-songwriter, a ‘classical’ string quartet and a diverse catalogue of Australian composers. All the artists involved are friends of creative crossover, and here they’re all engaged in reinterpreting the work of the great Australian poet, environmentalist and Aboriginal rights campaigner, Judith Wright. With Love and Fury is a voyage in poetry and music – and a gorgeous one at that. It’s hard not to be bewitched by Katie Noonan’s singing. Her lyrical, pure voice soars across the album with a pristine perfection, and is reason enough to buy the CD. The London-based Brodsky Quartet is also a solid presence throughout, serving as more than mere accompaniment to the vocal line. The quartet’s approach to tone colour is a particularly attractive feature of the disc, and serves to evoke the atmosphere created by each composer. Paul Grabowsky is a long-time collaborator with Noonan, and sets his beautiful vocal melodies amongst a sea of curious string effects. A number of…
Iain Grandage kicks off his first year as Artistic Director of the festival with a programme titled Re-Inventions.
The singer-songwriter’s questions on the Government’s arts funding track record were dodged by the PM.
★★★★☆ A bold new collection of Australian songs makes for an intense experience.
Australia’s versatile vocalist has a story to share – the Australian story – and she’s not afraid to tell it as it is. Continue reading Get unlimited digital access from $3 per month Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in
We investigate the what, why and how of classical music’s greatest growth industry.