Fri, 26 April 19
Acclaimed worldwide for her distinctive voice, Mara Kiek is an authority on Bulgarian vocal technique, song, and folk music.
Her 35-year career has included performances and recordings in styles ranging from folk to early music, and rock to improvised music. Mara was female artist of the year in the Australian World Music Awards in 2000, and has been the recipient of two ARIA’s (Australian Recording Industry Awards).
In 1988, with the assistance of the Australia Council’s Performing Arts Board, Mara travelled from her native Australia to Bulgaria for six months of study in folk music, choral music, and conducting.
Upon her return to Sydney, she recruited around 40 singers and formed the Martinetsa Choir, modeling the ensemble after the magnificent Bulgarian state choirs. Martenitsa has since become one of the most highly regarded and innovative choirs in Australia.
Sydney based choir Martenitsa perform Stefan Kozuharov’s groundbreaking 1993 work ‘Sezoni’. Modelled on the magnificent Bulgarian state choirs, Martenitsa has become one of the most highly regarded and innovative choirs in Australia, touring with the legendary Trio Bulgarka and Balkana.
Beautifully packaged clamshell box with 3 CD wallets, 28 page booklet containing the story of 25 Years of Real World Records, and a collection of Real World Tales with contributions from musicians, producers, designer and managers.
Fri, 26 April 19
Real World Studios has been the heart and soul of Society of Sound. The creative hub from which some...
Thu, 28 March 19
Music journalist Michael Hann takes a look at the process of creating The Gloaming 3
Wed, 20 February 19
The Gloaming's third album opens with a song based on a poem of the same name by Liam Ó Muirthile.
Tue, 26 February 19