The world premiere of composer Gary Kulesha’s Oboe Concerto takes place in Auckland this week. RICHARD BETTS caught up with the person who wrote it and the guy tasked with playing it.
Music and movie related interviews
The doyenne of New Zealand choral singing advises RICHARD BETTS to take opportunities when they arise, whether you think you’re ready or not.
In the latest instalment of Witchdoctor’s UNEXPURGATED series, RICHARD BETTS asks Nadia Reid the difficult questions.
NZTrio is weathering Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions to perform in Auckland. RICHARD BETTS speaks with pianist Somi Kim.
To mark the passing of Toots Hibbert (of Toots & The Maytals) GARY STEEL whips out his 2004 interview with the reggae icon. “I get annoyed when people talk about reggae,” says Toots Hibbert, of Toots & The Maytals. “They just talk about Bob Marley. People should know that […]
RICHARD BETTS chats with award-winning NZ composer Michael Norris whose work uses electronics along with the sound of a whale vertebra.
Caitlin Smith is a singer sublime, celebrated vocal coach and an underrated songwriter. GARY STEEL quizzes her in the great Witchdoctor Q&A.
The Dalai Lama has made his first album at the age of 85 with the help of a couple of enthusiastic New Zealanders. GARY STEEL put them through the great Witchdoctor Q&A.