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Article: Odd man out brings his many talents to town

  • by Philip O'Brien — © John Fairfax Holdings
  • Source: Source: Canberra Times, 15 October 2002, pp.14
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Philip O'Brien tells of this week's visit to Canberra by successful, eccentric Australian composer George Dreyfus.

'I KNOW I'm unfashionable these days and I don't care.' The voice swoops and snarls with self-parody, barely concealing glee at the absurdity of the whole business. Australian composer George Dreyfus is in town this week for a series of workshops and performances with local ensembles. He has the distinction of being the first Australian composer ever to make a living from writing music. In the 1970s and '80s he ...