In all honesty

“The curry-scented streets of Pip Brown’s east-London neighbourhood Brick Lane are a far cry from her beginnings in New Zealand,” writes The Independent on Sunday’s Luiza Sauma in a frank interview with Brown, now famous as Ladyhawke and the sixth coolest person in the world according to the NME. “Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome two years ago, it’s not the story that the singer wants to be defined by. In reality, Brown’s nervy honesty makes a refreshing change from the usual cocksure swagger of today’s rock stars (both male and female). She has a certain vulnerability and self-contained strength that anyone can relate to, whether they share her condition or not. ‘I’m getting the hang of it,’ she says, ‘and I think next year will be better for me, because I’ll know exactly where I am.’ She may not know it yet, but she’s already there.”


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…