Australian Art Music Playlist: September 2020


My creature comforts throughout Melbourne’s last lockdown have been cooking shows, food documentaries, and cookbooks. One thing they remember (other than how hungry I am) is how excited I am about the wide variety of food out there. My favorite moments are the cooks enthusiastically sharing a recipe, its history and its meaning to them. Passion is the key.

Pianist and composer Belle Chen

The Reading List is a similar experience for me, uncovering exciting new discoveries and recalling old favorites to share with the world. I want you dear reader to think of this playlist as a buffet, an exciting street food market, or an overly generous tasting platter – you might not like everything here, but I hope you will find new gems to add to your collections, your own cookbooks so to speak.

This month’s playlist celebrates the wide variety of musical creation in Australia. We welcome artists from all over; Zela Margossian from Melbourne, Belinda Gehlert and Zephyr Quartet from Adelaide, Chris Sainsbury and Kim Cunio from Canberra, as well as Australians abroad, Kate Moore, Wally …