Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Exporting Music Seems Their Forte; Band and Composer off Overseas to Chase Fame

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Exporting Music Seems Their Forte; Band and Composer off Overseas to Chase Fame

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Byline: Ava Benny-Morrison ava.benny-morrison@northernstar.com.au

TWO examples of the region's musical expertise have left home territory to seek international praise and inspiration for up-and-coming projects.

Local hardcore band Parkway Drive has risen from a garage in Byron Bay on to the international rock scene, while Lismore-born-and-bred composer Colin Black is continuing to ride his wave of success all the way to Europe.

Mr Black, who is a Southern Cross University contemporary music graduate, recently completed working on his new sound composition, Kilian's Antipodean Dream, which will be premiered in two parts on a German national radio broadcaster on May 21 and May 28.

Kilian (1811-1884) was a German Lutheran pastor.

Mr Black has previously worked with the Northern Rivers Performing Arts on a production called The Flood and gained inspiration for his current composition by flying straight to the source.

"I went to Germany last year, taking a few months off composing the works in the studio and went around East Germany," he said. …

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