Album review: Paul Cutlan's Across the Top

We listeners are inducted to encounter ACROSS THE TOP a new album composed by Paul Cutlan, as if it's our first ever discovery of music. Perhaps this is because of its suspenseful, vivid and emotive score. For me the title fits with two levels of creme de la creme. The first being due to the calibre of musicians Paul Cutlan, Brett Hirst , and the Noise (Veronique Serret, Liisa Pallandi, James Eccles, Olliver Miller (and special guest Mara Kiek). The second is related to the skimming from chamber music, improvised jazz and Eastern European musics intricately constructed into something entirely new. In contrast, far from being 'surface like' or superficial, Cutlan's music takes us into the dep

Miriam Lieberman is ready for launch

So the wonderful singer songwriter and kora player Miriam Lieberman has crowdfunded her new album. The much-anticipated follow up to one time ABC Radio National's Album of the Week, Birds of the Moon, reunites Lieberman's tight knit team. Violinist Lara Goodridge and local cellist Kate Adams add vocal harmonies as well as the depth of their instruments. The new album, Full Circle, is again produced by Josh Schuberth, and it's lush with Lieberman's signature earthiness and soul. Blending traditional instruments with the West African kora - a 21 stringed harp - achieves something rare and startling. Miriam Lieberman has been well fêted on ABC radio and in the best music press, but if you've ne

Welcome to our new website

Here's news worth whirling about. After a lot of huffing and heft, I am proud to be launching the all new Music Hunter Blue Mountains website. Music Hunter has been going strong for donkey's years with regular events in the Blue Mountains, sustaining the arts that sustain us. I've been chugging away with lots of great support from volunteers and musicians and audiences, but it felt like time to take a breath and have a good look at Music Hunter - to refresh our mission and our messaging and to tell our unique story. Music Hunter loves music of all stripes and from all cultures. We venture way out beyond the safe boundaries of what's Western and radio-friendly. We know that the most interesti

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