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Music, Arts & Screen

Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

  1. 5 December 2016 – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music

    Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

    As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence.

  2. 29 November 2016 – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music

    Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

    There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond.

  3. 9 November 2016 – Music Therapy, Spinal Injuries, Telehealth, Virtual Reality

    Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

    Music therapy and technology researchers are using virtual reality to allow quadriplegics to sing together to boost their breathing and connectedness.

  4. 25 October 2016 – Art, Melbourne Festival, Visual Arts

    Jon Cattapan, artist, on his Melbourne art tram

    Jon Cattapan, visual artist and Deputy Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, discusses his work for the 2016 Melbourne Art Trams project.

  5. 14 October 2016 – Art, Visual Arts

    Unearthing Australian art? It’s a Minefield

    In 1973, Australian experimental artist Tim Burns had an incendiary idea for an artwork: a minefield with real explosives, hidden from an unsuspecting public.

  6. 4 October 2016 – Cultural Collisions, Edinburgh Festival, Jonathan Mills, Marion Mahony Griffin, Melbourne Festival, Walter Burley Griffin

    Jonathan Mills on music, mavericks and Melbourne

    How Jonathan Mills created Cultural Collisions, a program devised and curated in collaboration with University of Melbourne academics and students.

  7. 27 September 2016 – Anxiety, Music, Performance

    Music performance anxiety ... and how to beat it

    Dr Margaret Osborne experienced music performance anxiety as a teenager, and now works with musicians at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on theirs.

  8. 20 September 2016 – Music, Performance

    Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’

    Singer/songwriter, radio personality and in-demand session pianist Monique diMattina discusses her life and upcoming performance at the Big Blowout festival.

  9. 5 September 2016 – Cinema, Egyptology, Film

    Ben Hur, done that ... time to hang up the sandals

    Timur Bekmambetov’s $100-million Ben-Hur is a pointless attempt to revise a classic that should be left to the annals of cinematic history.

  10. 5 September 2016 – Film, Theatre

    All the stage is a world if you work in theatre

    Matthew Delbridge, Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, talks motion-capture technology and the skills needed by Australia's emerging actors.