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 ...