In Purgatorio, the central section of The Divine Comedy, Dante displays knowledge of the four stars visible in the southern hemisphere and seen by “the first peoples”. Award-winning composer and classical guitarist Diego Bosco has both translated this section and composed music to accompany its reading by Noongah elder, Roma Yibiyang Winmar, and actor Bruce Gilbert (Bad Boy Bubby, 1993).
ALEXANDRIA: While we’ve been having “a bit of a cold spell” in Sydney over recent weeks, most of us can reach for an extra blanket and look forward to spring. What must it be like to live through a below-zero winter, cold to the bone day and night?
The Venusians are a Sydney-based future soul band that formed in 2013. Liz Hughes chatted to their guitarist Ben Panucci about the Australian music scene, the band’s debut album and upcoming plans.