Sydney Festival Review: Gotye’s Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey is a love letter to an electro music pioneer

The name Jean-Jacques Perrey could mean everything and absolutely nothing to different people. Perrey was a musical chameleon and the first and only virtuoso of the Ondioline, a rare French electronic musical instrument and precursor to the modern synthesiser. Perrey’s work has been sampled by rap artists, played on South Park and garnered the likes…

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Sydney Festival unveils 2018 program; Indigenous talent set to shine in January

The 2018 Sydney Festival came to play and man, does the Harbour City look set to absolutely shine come January. Festival Director Wesley Enoch and his team have compiled a number of wonderful creations spanning theatre, music, visual arts and more for next year’s Sydney Festival, bringing some heavy hitting international names through, all the while shining the…

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Sydney Festival Review: Weyes Blood makes her spellbinding Australian debut with bandmates Kirin J Callinan, Jack Ladder and more

It took three LPs and an EP for Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood to finally make it to Australia, with the American musician making her debut on our shores earlier tonight at Sydney Festival’s Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent. Unaccompanied o our country by her usual band, she enlisted the help of a group of fantastic local…

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Sydney Festival Review: Moses Sumney blows crowds away in two sold out shows this weekend

For his second sold out show at Sydney Festival this weekend, Los Angeles based musician Moses Sumney moved from the ethereal church to the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (a circus tent of sorts), with crowds spiraling around the Meriton Festival Village well in advance of his arrival. Opening with his vocal only Hebrew prayer “Incantation”, standing in…

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