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Harbour Noise is a Fatal Distraction

  • Roger Covell — © John Fairfax Group Pty Ltd
  • Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 27 September 1994
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NOT for the first time, the Australian Chamber Orchestra chose to exhibit a parcel of its newer scores in a room at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay. It should think very carefully before doing so again.

With its allies from Sydney Philharmonia's Motet Choir and the Contemporary Singers, it contributed meritoriously to a long program of always interesting and sometimes decidedly important music. But the impact of this program, thoroughly worthwhile in its conception, was muted and blurred by the deficiencies of the MCA as a site for concerts.

Pleasant in theory as it may be to look out on the busy life of a bright, bold holiday ...