1. Without a doubt the most moving and inspiring things I have witnessed this year is surprisingly not live music but a film. Intangible asset no. 82 by documentary film maker Emma Franz is a stunning and moving journey into one of the oldest culture’s on earth by one of Australia’s finest musicians, Simon Barker. It is the story of his search to find and connect with a living master of Korean music from the shamanic tradition. I love that this journey began from the simple act of Simon hearing a recording of this master’s music. The human spirit is the star of this movie as well as Simon and the wonderful characters he encounters. This film is so inspiring and also a great celebration of Simon’s many years of study of Korean music and how he has absorbed that information and developed into one of Australia’s most unique and distinctive musical voices.
See full article here. Also mentioned in Mick Nock’s and Matt McMahons… but go on reading all Extempore articles for a rewarding experience!