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Antony and the Johnsons

Posted 30 Oct 2012 @ 4:14pm

“A concert like no other, Swanlights is a soaring hymn of love and loss, a reverie of nature, a celebration of the feminine and ode to our ephemeral place in the world.”

 

From the first acapella phrase sung, Antony’s voice cut through the concert hall like a brilliant shard of glass, shimmering through the darkened stage alone and restless. The ghostly vibrato rattled through...

Posted 19 Sep 2012 @ 8:51am

Antony Hegarty radiates an otherworldly sense of eminence. The transgendered lead singer of Antony And The Johnsons’ artistic work evokes startling imagery of the plight of the natural world, the power of the feminine and transformation within the past, the present and the future. As the Guest Of Honour of next month's Melbourne Festival, Antony's work will be showcased in all of its forms....

Posted 1 Aug 2012 @ 3:28pm

Brett Sheehy’s final Melbourne Festival as Artistic Director stays true to form as an exploration of artistic innovation. Spanning music, theatre, visual arts, dance and opera, the 2012 program include international premieres, stirring collaborations and long-awaited returns. 

 

The contemporary music program - co-curated by Artistic Associates Tom Supple and Hannah Fox - begins...

Posted 7 Oct 2011 @ 10:38am

Classically-trained harpists rarely infiltrate the world of alternative, indie or popular music, but inimitable artists such as Joanna Newsom and Active Child are compelling exceptions. Of course, Newsom has the upper hand in terms of lyrical sustenance and virtuosity, but Active Child possesses, undeniably, the superior voice. Resplendent in its majestic orchestrations, electronic flourishes...

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