with Garin Nugroho – after the mesmerising screening of his SETAN JAWA to the music of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Iain Grandage. Grandage is celebrated graduate of the University of Western Australia Music School’s. And I did think a little ruefully, how grand it would have been if such facinating collaboration could have been incubated in Perth – which is so much closer to the film director’s home (Jakarta/Yogya), than Melbourne is. But so grateful that the Melbourne Arts community has the imagination and will to make such a facinating work of collaboration happen, with Indonesia’s most prolific and mind-bogglingly complex film maker! DON”T MISS SETAN JAWA if you ever get a chance to see it.
As beach vacation destinations go, Vietnam perhaps isn’t the obvious choice. However, the country’s beaches are beautiful enough to rival those of the more famous Thailand resorts, and there are plenty that haven’t yet been spoiled by high-rise resorts and… Đọc tiếp
(EN/ FR) Still I remember some of the strong and beautiful women I met in Donetsk during my 18 months working and living in that rebellious city. I used to go for lunch to a simple “stalovaya” (canteen) where was… Đọc tiếp
Great chat last night catching up with friends at our 50th HS reunion reception after the school football game. Reunion dinner tonight. Downside is have to hurry home Monday to prep for the Hurricane. Comments comments
Bristol music people. This whole St Philips Gate mystery-venue-that-has-to-keep-moving-its-gigs-to-other-venues thing has been troubling me. So I did what all good troubled people should do and went out and paced every yard of the St Philips and Feeder Road area to… Đọc tiếp
Back to 1996. These kids on the telly today don’t know they’re born. (Heck, I was never that thin! Must be the lighting!) Comments comments