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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 12

Posted by Lucy Rash
Thursday 16th January, 2014
Two days ago, I was sitting alone in Château Periwinkle, WAMster HQ, finishing up my program notes for Brahms’ Symphony No.2. Writing away: headphones on, coffee and an apple to my right. I was quite content, really. Flicking through the score to the second movement, I slipped a CD recording of the symphony into my computer. One more read-through and then I’d be done.

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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 11

Posted by Andrew Messenger
Wednesday 15th January, 2014
Chamber music isn’t a solid river of sound like an orchestra; it is a constantly swirling stream of sound, sometimes strong, often gentle. It is concentrated music, music reduced to only the essentials, stripped back and laid bare. It is far more intimate, and a totally different sort of experience.

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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 10

Posted by Megan Burslem
Tuesday 14th January, 2014
When I was in grade 5, I recited Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ at my primary school fete. I can’t remember exactly why I chose this poem, but it was probably due to the part where Little Red Riding Hood ‘whips a pistol from her knickers’. Whatever the reason, it was from this moment that I fell in love with the power of writing. I went on to become a violist, but I have never lost my love of words.

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AYO National Music Camp | Blog 9

Posted by Ben Nielsen
Monday 13th January, 2014
‘I reckon we’re a pretty good looking bunch, really.’ I overheard the middle of this conversation between two girls as I waited for my eggs and bacon earlier this week.

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