Artist versus Technician – how one singer learned to combine passion with discipline

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between a musician’s inner “artist” and inner “technician”. The Artist is the passionate, excited part of you that can’t stop singing. The Technician is the serious scholar that wants to master the skill of singing. It took me a full decade of musical training to finally […]

Portrait of a trailblazer

Choir conductor Gregory Batsleer talks to Clarissa Land about combining art forms, battling tradition, the importance of a good vocal coach, and what the worlds of classical and contemporary singing can learn from each other. Hailing from Manchester, 27-year-old Gregory Batsleer is a young choir conductor on a musical mission. He’s dynamic, charming, humble and […]


By Aidan Rush Aidan decided  to check out Patreon, who claim to be  serving a crowdfunding market neglected by  Kickstarter As has been written about in  this magazine before, the proliferation of  online art that’s taken place over the  last few years is nothing short  of staggering. Not only has it given a  worldwide platform to any self-proclaimed artist  […]

How sadness is my happiness, Yasmin Levy

Yasmin Levy is living embodiment of the melting pot influences she has inherited through her geographic and family heritage. A Sephardi Jew [], Levy’s music and voice reflects the broad variety of musical and cultural influences that shaped her people. Her father, Yitzhak Levy, originally born in Turkey returned to Israel at the age of […]

The artist’s circle

The first time I went to an Artists Circle by Wendy Parr in NYC, I found myself dancing blindfolded amongst about 15 other, also blindfolded, dancers, for an HOUR. We were participating in a ‘trance dance’ with the aim to move blocked energy, to release expectations of ourselves and others by removing our sight, and […]

Vocal tutor app

IMPACK Productions – US$4.99 Download from iTunes Nerissa’s verdict: 3 ½ Stars I get to review an app this edition. AN APP! You may not quite understand my excitement here, so let me explain: I am a VERY new smartphone user, as in the last month or so. The world of apps and the ability […]