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It's taken us a while but we finally got to the Red Stitch Actors Theatre in St Kilda East. The production we saw was the two play combination of Dead Centre & Sea Wall. And what a cracker this was, great performances and excellent writing! You know a play is really good when you're still discovering subtleties while talking on the tram trip home. It was theatre of this quality that hooked me in all those years ago (at the old Hole in the Wall in Perth FWIW). There is a duality in great theatre - in part we are allowed to explore characters that are not ourselves - while another part of us comprehends the ways they very much are ourselves.
I'm deliberately not giving much away about these two plays. We happened to see them without description and that worked very well I thought. So if you're in Melbourne and like small scale theatre then I can highly recommend taking your chance on this pair.
http://redstitch.net/gallery/dead-centre-sea-wall/
Dead Centre by Tom Holloway | Sea Wall by Simon Stephens. World Premiere | Australian Premiere. With Rosie Lockhart | Ben Prendergast Director Julian Meyrick Set & Lighting Designer Matthew Adey Composer & Sound Designer Ian Moorhead Digital Designer Katie Cavanagh Dramaturg Julian Meyrick ...
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Here's a photo puzzle: where did I find this recently during my lunchtime walk?
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I've posted previously about the ANAM Quartetthaus and I was delighted to hear that it is being shipped across the Nullabor for the next Perth Festival.

I can't speak highly enough of the musical experience this offers. Yes, it's just a big wooden box. There's only room for four musicians and a small audience. The performances are short, usually with two different pieces.

And yet, you will never see and hear a string quartet as vividly as this - and there are no bad seats.

Bear in mind that I'm not- majorly fond of string quartets and still I came away thrilled each time.
http://www.perthfestival.com.au/Mobile/What's-On/Event/ANAM-Quartetthaus
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Alas, the Nokia N9. Ah, timing is everything in tech! In April my 2-year contract ended so I made the painful choice of changing platform - from Symbian to Android. Now, all too late, comes the OS I'd been hoping for - albeit already limping from a pre-emptive amputation depriving it of a real future. Oh well, we'll see what the story is in two years time.
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Lot of fog in Melbourne this morning.
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Steek frameworks placed at both street sides of the old Myer building in Melbourne. One set is in Lonsdale St blocking traffic. The other is in Little Bourke St.
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Wednesday after work I went out to ANAM for a concert by the Estivo Trio. For a mere donation they did this as lead up to their participation in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (MICMC). The cellist, Jonathan Bekes, is currently at ANAM and who I saw recently in a masterclass with Steven Isserlis. The two works they played were by Tchaikovsky and Haydn - and I must say their performance was thrilling. The Haydn made me think he must have had a musical party in his head in order to compose it. The Tchaikovsky, which was written on the death of a friend, was very moving and I felt both the anguish of loss in the "Elegy" and the celebration of the life of a musician in the "variations". Nothing quite expresses emotion like music, and when talented, enthusiastic musicians throw themselves into it like these did, the result is literally dramatic. At the end I had to ponder that I might never hear those works played so well again. I wish them well in the competition.
http://www.anam.com.au/2015-events/estivotrio.phps
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Photo of the beach at Bunbury, Western Australia (taken November 2013). The square formation visible in the sand is the last remnants of the old salt water baths. I recall seeing at least two of these when I lived there in the 60s/70s.
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Just had another earth tremor here in Melbourne. Lighter and shorter than last time.
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Went to South Melbourne Town Hall to see Sammy J & Best of the Fest at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. So amazed at the joy & enthusiasm of the acts! So much fun and so very naughty.
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At BMW Edge, ready for a live performance by entrants from the chamber music competition. There are high quality video cameras set up - it will be interesting to later see if the footage shows up anywhere.
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