Migrant strings in the mix

Musicians from diverse cultures who have enriched Melbourne’s music scene tell their stories of struggle and achievement. Shareena Abdul Aziz reports.

The #metoo challenge in Melbourne’s “boys club” music scene

In the Melbourne music scene, artists and industry professionals are challenging the patriarchal norms. Aimee Cunningham writes that while acknowledging that sexism and inherent misogyny exists in music as elsewhere, there has been a push to change the cultures and attitudes ingrained in the industry.

Defying the “dark void”

Websites such as Youtube provide young creators with a platform to share their own content, but more accessibility means more competition. Danny McSweeney reports.

Theeb: a Bedouin story

Meet the Bedouin who traveled from the deserts of Jordan to the red carpet of Venice Film Festival. Thomas Cunningham reports.

The sound and the flurry

Poets recite in a one-round slam to an amped-up crowd who stomp their feet and make dinosaur noises. Carmen May reports on Melbourne’s changing live poetry scene.

Sound and fear: silent film in the digital era

With new developments in digital film, it’s easier than ever to create visual horror scenes that play on viewers’ emotions, rather than relying on sound to paint the picture, writes Alana Doyle.