Monday, May 14, 2012
Hot off the press!
Bush Telegraph Interview of Bill Caldicott
“Rapt in Sound” — Genevieve Lacey in conversation with Mairi Nicolson http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2012/03/04/3440502.htm
ABC Open report on “The Seagull” experience on Wallaga Lake from Vanessa Milton, including image gallery
ABC South Music presentation by Bill Brown of Genevieve Lacey playing the first ever music in the new Sound Shell with a thunderstorm
Monday, May 3, 2012
Sallie Don writes: “FOR almost 20 years, Sheena Boughen has had an enduring, if frustrating, love affair with an empty paddock on the far south coast of NSW.
Ensconced in lush bushland near the tiny fishing village of Bermagui, the venue for the biennial Four Winds classical music festival, of which Boughen is chairwoman, had no power, water or even a permanent stage for performers.”
“...comes on the heels of my visit to the Four Winds in the far south coast of NSW over the Easter long weekend. This year's festival, supported by our Community Partnership Committee, had a stellar line-up of musicians and enjoyed sell-out crowds....”
Di Campisi writes: “Sometimes big ideas do come true. Just ask the organisers of the biennial Four Winds on the far south coast of New South Wales. Thanks to their initiative and persistence, and the advice of Artsupport Australia, a bush festival stage just outside Bermagui has been turned into a world-class music venue.”
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Thanks everyone …
… for your participation and support for our wonderful weekend at Easter. The three days of our festival were a triumphant success, with a capacity audience, brilliant weather and divine music.
AND the launch of our Sound Shell which we were delighted you loved.
Stay tuned for when the ABC Classic FM will be broadcasting the festival over the airways.
Warm wishes from us all.
The Extraordinary Genevieve Lacey departs
Genevieve & Natalya in front of the bustling Merimbula Airport
Yes, the inspirational virtuoso recorder player and artistic director of the last two Four Winds (2010 & 2012) has flown from the Sapphire Coast — but not empty-handed. At a morning tea held at the Bermagui Community Centre Hall, Genevieve was farewelled by many and presented with a (very large) Key to Bermagui (she had already found the one to our hearts).
She was snapped (by a local with a mobile phone camera) at Merimbula Airport wondering how to manoeuvre the enormous key up the stairs and into the small Regional Express cabin (apparently muttering “...this key is more awkward than A# Minor...”).
Genevieve is moving on, and as many of you will already know, she has been awarded a 2 year Australia Council Fellowship to collaborate to create new works, opportunities and audiences for the recorder.
Thank you for everything and we wish you well Genevieve! We will miss you and look forward to hearing (literally) your latest musical adventures!