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Music: NZ’s Salina Fisher Shines in the US

New Zealand composer and musician Salina Fisher has racked yet another achievement – having the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra play one of her compositions.

The 25-year-old, who is currently taking a master of music in composition at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, said the request from the orchestra also came as a surprise to her. “I’d just moved to New York to experience what the music scene was like and I really wasn’t expecting to get a call from someone organising this concert,” Fisher told Newshub.

The composition, titled ‘Tōrino’, was co-created with Rob Thorne and features Māori instrument pūtōrino.

This wasn’t the first recognition for Fisher, who has been composing and playing piano and violin since childhood. In 2016 she won the SOUNZ Contemporary Award for her work ‘Rainphase’, being the youngest person ever to receive the honour. Her music has been performed by ensembles across the world, including in the US, Russia, Canada and Germany.

Fisher is due to finish her study in May and return to New Zealand afterwards.

Music: Songs to Listen to When Creating

Getting stuck in a creative rut is not only not fun, but also unproductive. Listening to songs could help you get out of the box and find new perspectives, be it in writing, designing, or just making art in general.

To kick start your creative session, here are a few songs with unique lyrics and great sounds that would inspire you:

Radiohead – Everything in Its Right Place

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

Kimbra – Sweet Relief

Pharrell Williams – Freedom

Ngaiire – Once

Emily Haines – Reading in Bed

Mayer Hawthorne – Time for Love

Orianthi and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora Come to Sydney in Australian Tour

Guitarists Richie Sambora and Orianthi, who formed duo RSO in 2014, are coming to Sydney on Thursday, September 29.

Sambora is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Lead Guitarist of legendary band Bon Jovi, while Adelaide-born musician Orianthi found fame after playing in Alice Cooper’s band and featuring in Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ concert tour and film.

Sambora said he is excited about the tour. “I can’t wait to perform the classic songs fans know and love, as well as share a preview of what you can expect to hear on our upcoming debut album,” Sambora said.

RSO will include songs from both Sambora and Orianthi’s catalogues as well as Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson and Prince.

“I’m ecstatic to be bringing this tour home to Australia”, said Orianthi. “Aussies really know how to rock out at concerts. It’s going to be an incredible experience.”

RSO will perform at Metro City in Perth on September 23, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on September 26, Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on September 27, Enmore Theatre (near Newtown/Marrickville) in Sydney on September 29 and Eaton Hills Hotel in Brisbane on September 30.

Music: Frank Ocean’s New Album Drop

Frank Ocean proves that patience really is a virtue following the release of his new album ‘Blond’. After months and years of ‘false alarms’, hints and a lot of rumours, Frank Ocean surprised us all with the Apples exclusive.

Following the musical treasure that was Channel Orange, Frank Ocean had sent his fans into meltdowns with the rumours stating that his original release date was meant to be in November 2016.

Here’s the entire Frank Ocean – Blonde Tracklist:

1. Nikes
2. Ivy
3. Pink + White
4. Be Yourself
5. Solo
6. Skyline To
7. Self Control
8. Good Guy
9. Nights
10. Solo (Reprise)
11. Pretty Sweet
12. Facebook Story
13. Close to You
14. White Ferrari
15. Siegfried
16. Godspeed
17. Futura Free

Listen to the album here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/blonde/id1146195596
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