Mark Opitz Awarded HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship By ANU - Noise11.com
Mark Opitz

Mark Opitz photo from markopitz.com

Mark Opitz Awarded HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship By ANU

by Paul Cashmere on April 19, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

The Australian National University in Canberra has awarded music producer Mark Opitz the HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship for 2018.

Mark Opitz was the architect in the studio behind the sounds of Cold Chisel, Divinyls, INXS, Models and Jimmy Barnes.

He worked with AC/DC on ‘Powerage’, Cold Chisel on ‘East’, The Angels on ‘No Exit’, INXS on ‘Shabooh Shoobah’, Australian Crawl in ‘Semantics’, Hoodoo Gurus on ‘Blow Your Cool’ and the first Noiseworks album.

At the Australian National University, Mark says, “I’m at the point in my career where I’ve learnt a lot and I have a lot to pass on and the Coombs Fellowship is an amazing vehicle for this.

“I have plans for a performance piece of about 25 minutes long which I want to be very inclusive of all Australians and to have a large Indigenous element to it,” he said.

“My idea for an ANU-branded music recording techniques app is already underway with a few musical instruments, but I want to expand it to include classical and Indigenous instruments as well, and involve students the whole way.

“This wide-ranging app with video and written accompaniments will be photographed, filmed and produced here at the remarkable ANU recording studio with the plan to hopefully have it in the app store and create a digital presence for the ANU School of Music.”

According to the ANU, “The HC Coombs Fellowship was established in 1964 by the then ANU Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr HC “Nugget” Coombs. It allows artists in various areas of the creative arts to engage in a period of uninterrupted creative work in residence at the ANU.

“Previous ANU Coombs Fellows include Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Don Burrows, Don Banks, Arthur Cantrill, Judith Clingan, George Golla, George Dreyfus, Xavier Herbert, Christina Stead, Penny Tweedie and Clive Scollay, and Judith Wright”.

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Todd Rundgren presents braille book to Library of Congress
Todd Rundgren Donates Braille Book To Library of Congress

Todd Rundgren has donated a braille copy of his book to the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

2 days ago
Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith to Bluesfest Perform Shows for Sydney, Melbourne and Christchurch and Auckland

Patti Smith says she had ever intent of her last Australian tour being her last Australian tour ever but she had too good a time and so she is coming back.

2 days ago
David Furnish Drank To Escape Elton John’s Fame

Elton John's husband David Furnish hit the bottle because he could not cope with his partner’s worldwide fame.

3 days ago
Angus Young of AC/DC. photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Perth To Stage AC/DC Bon Scott Tribute on the Real Highway To Hell The Canning Highway

Perth’s actual Highway To Hell, the Canning Highway, will become the stage for a tribute to the city's most famous son, former AC/DC singer Bon Scott.

3 days ago
Ringo Starr By Ros O'Gorman
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Cover John Lennon’s Grow Old With Me

Paul McCartney has joined Ringo Starr for a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me’ for Ringo’s next album ‘What’s My Name’.

3 days ago
Cold Chisel photo by Daniel Boud
Cold Chisel To Release New Album Blood Moon

Cold Chisel will release their ninth studio album ‘Blood Moon’ ahead of their Blood Moon Tour 2020 and a new song next week called ‘Getting The band Back Together’.

3 days ago
NeilYoung at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by Ros O'Gorman
Neil Young Slips The Mountaintop Trailer Out Before Theatre Premiere

Neil Young has uploaded a trailer for his new movie ‘Mountaintop’ before the film head to cinemas around the world this week.

3 days ago