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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 On Secret Mysteries to Do with the Fear of Heights
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'The little boy Chick with big wide eyes would follow his mother into those secret places forbidden to children. Forbidden places like the early hospices standing on the edge of the city where broken-down angels would arrive to recuperate. He would listen to the old lady speak in languages called tongues which he did not yet understand. One angel after another weeping into broken hands and into the hollows of wounded backs laid their turned and twisted wings on the ground. They would then catch the feather and dance. The little boy Chick with big wide eyes would follow his mother into those secret places forbidden to children. It was there he would learn to carve tears from Carrara marble and sapphire glass.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Southerly Words and Music vol. 76 no. 1 August 2016 10422309 2016 periodical issue

    'This issue presents writing by musicians and writers who cross mediums to collaborate and experiment in the spaces between words and music, including Hilary Bell, Phillip Johnston and Jonathan Mills. It includes archivist John Murphy’s reflections on Peter Sculthorpe’s house and Joseph Toltz writes of the experience of researching musical recollections from the Holocaust, and presents some of these memories from survivors. Michael Hooper shows how listening to Elliott Gyger’s operatic adaptation of David Malouf’s Fly Away Peter also re-attunes us to the novel. Dick Hughes speculates on the (jazz) music of heaven while David Brooks keeps an ear to the ground in a meditation on “herd music”. There is also the usual cornucopia of stories, memoir, poems and reviews, both themed and unthemed.' (Publication summary)

    pg. 32-36
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