Featuring visionary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and acclaimed and daring singer and songwriter Fiona Apple, who exploded on to the pop music scene in 1996 with her debut album 'Tidal' and the Grammy Award-winning 'Criminal'.
Artscape: Making Opera Bliss captures the intense excitement and pressure as Opera Australia prepares to premiere its brand new Australian work, Bliss. Offering insights into the many challenges faced in the creation of a new opera, this documentary presents a rare opportunity to witness a large ensemble cast under Neil Armfield's expert and renowned direction.
An eclectic and honest examination of Melbourne's post-punk music scene of the late 1970s that spawned the likes of Nick Cave, the Birthday Party, Rowland S Howard, the Primitive Calculators, Whirlywirld and the unique 'Little Band' scene amongst many others.
Elena Kats-Chernin was born in the USSR where her musical talent was discovered and first nurtured. She and her family eventually migrated to Australia where she studied piano and composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. After further studies in Germany she began to discover her own unique voice, a combination of modernism and the tonal music that springs from her Russian roots. Today she is considered one of Australia's most intriguing and creative composers.
Robyn Archer has gone from a Housing Commission suburb of Adelaide to the Festival Hall in London. As a cabaret singer, she mixes high art with low culture. As a child with chronic asthma, she faced death, and dosed up on adrenaline. As a committed feminist lesbian, she credits the men in her life with creating her career opportunities. Robyn Archer believes in saying yes to everything.