Posts tagged Queensland Music Festival
Queensland Music Festival: Australian icon Deborah Conway says "I am always heartened at how many women there are making successful careers for themselves in the Australian music industry."

If you were to list Australian women in music, there is no doubt Deborah Conway would be top of mind. Deborah is woven into the fabric of the Australian music scene in a glorious way. Deborah took some time to talk about women in music and her time at this year's Queensland Music Festival.

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A conversation with world renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin who spent the week creating ten compositions inspired by Australian artworks: "I've never had such luxury in my life!"

This week, world renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin has been surrounded by ten iconic paintings by two revered Australian visual artists, Margaret Olley and William Robinson. While staring at the paintings, Elena has created and notated (by hand) ten compositions in seven days, ready to perform to an intimate crowd at Old Government House in Brisbane this weekend.  Music Love had the pleasure of calling Elena half way through the week to see how she was going. 

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Queensland Music Festival: The Go-Betweens and special guests will re-create the iconic album 16 Lovers Lane. And drummer and music icon Lindy Morrison OAM says she can't wait.

The Queensland Music Festival, Lindy Morrison will come together with original The Go-Betweens band members Amanda Brown who sang and played violin and oboe, and bass player John Willsteed with other Australian musicians including Dan Kelly, to perform the album 16 Lovers Lane in full. Front man Robert Forster sadly won't be present. Instead, the songs will be performed by a bevvy of Australian talent including Katie and Tyrone Noonan, Steve Kilbey from The Church, Montaigne and Ball Park Music's Jen Boyce and Sam Cromack.

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Queensland Music Festival series: Katie Noonan has one of Australia's most iconic voices, and implores each of us to use our voice for those who have been silenced

s there a more iconic voice in Australia's living memory than that of Katie Noonan? The voice that transcends genres, tells countless stories, honours the art, poetry and music of those who have gone before her, and encourages those who come after her. Katie Noonan has won four ARIA Awards and sold countless albums. She has traversed the Australian music landscape doing everything from performing with esteemed orchestras and ensembles, to gracing the airwaves of independent and commercial radio stations, performing on breakfast TV, in great halls and arenas, regional festivals, and intimate lounges. Beyond music, Katie has been invited to be a panellist on ABC's QandA program, and has also been appointed to be the Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival. It is here that she is doing perhaps her most important work: fostering the art and music of Queensland, of which she says is redefining itself in the national arts landscape. In this interview with Music Love, Katie talks about her request for voices and choirs everywhere to come together and sing John Farnham's iconic hit You're The Voice, in order to shine a light on domestic violence. Katie has has no doubt mastered the art of writing original works and interpreting the works of others in the freshest of ways, and now wants to use her voice, and ours, to amplify the voice of those who have been silenced. What a treasure.  

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