Puckish Psathas

NZ composer John Psathas applauded in the Guardian‘s review of his collaboration with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble in Bath. “This concert, entitled Zeibekiko, threw a puckish girdle round the world as … John Psathas explored his Greek heritage … This lively cultural exchange was in itself an ambitious undertaking, but Psathas further extended his parameters by spanning two-and-a-half-millennia: arranging fragments surviving from Greek antiquity, including a hymn to Apollo from Delphi, and, in his own piece, Maenads, conjuring the wild female Bacchantes worshipping the god Dionysius. It was an intoxicating collaboration.”

 


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Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

World Rugby talks to New Zealander Rikki Swannell about becoming the first female lead commentator on the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and her life in sports broadcasting. As an experienced…