Posts by Bruce Elder

Gurrumul's final gift: Australia's most original recording?

October 20, 2020

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald Traditional Indigenous singing is, with few exceptions, short, repetitive and very rhythmic. It’s closely related to modern orchestral minimalism – think Philip Glass and Koyaanisqatsi, Peter Greenaway’s films with Michael Nyman scores, and the music of composers such as Steve Reich and Arvo Part. It was a sudden flash […]