The Musical Legacy of St. Hildegard

Amanda Cole has brought to the stage a remarkable legacy left by Hildegard of Bingen especially in her music and the advances she achieved for the role of women in the 12th century Catholic church. Her performance and that of narrator Jo Kadlecek brings a haunting reminder to the contemporary world that courage with art is a necessary part of maintaining the freedoms we can so easily take for granted.

Ms. Cole’s mezzo soprano performance is a dazzling reminder of the roots of western musical forms as is her mastery of the medieval stringed instruments that Hildegard preferred. The performance takes place on a simple stage adorned with the plant pigment art on hemp canvas of Anne Harris, which captures St. Hildegard’s love of nature, and its many mysteries.

Book Trailer – New Author Video

When Roland Lowther contacted me from Brisbane in March, I was delighted to be able to assist him by producing the book trailer below for what is the beginning of a three book series. It took a morning to shoot using two cameras, and 16 hours to edit, finesse, and output to web.

If you or an author you know are looking for a web video to promote a book or other creative project – call me on my Australian Mobile # +61 456 732 828  – Chris Gilbert – LAMP POST MEDIA

July Writing Workshop

NoosaMarinaGalleryWriters need writerly friends and mentors to grow their work. With the May workshop successfully launched, Jo will teach the next memoir writing workshop in July, again in partnership with local Hearts and Minds Art Gallery in Noosa and Tewantin at the Marina. The second of our “Hearts & Minds Writing Workshops” will be “Writing Your Memoir – 1” in JULY. Space is limited to 10. For more information on the workshop and our July class, click here!  Write on!

 

New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

IMG_1771Make 2016 the year you finally:

  • start writing that memoir;
  • finish that novel;
  • revisit that screenplay!

Jo is now offering:

Individual or group writing instruction, editorial coaching, and story consultation for writers at all stages. Online or locally (as in Noosa, Australia). Find out more about her reasonable rates and professional support. Make it a creative resolution to keep!