David and Matt love a broad range of music styles, including classical, world, pop, and jazz music. The combination of David’s enthusiasm and charisma at the piano, blended with Matt’s unique approach to grooves and instrumentation leads to music that is rhythmic, sensitive, engaging, accessible, and fun.
David Dower (piano) and Matt Fisher (percussion) performing David’s compositions “The Frog, the Fish and the Whale” live at St Paul’s Grove Park, London, October 2105
Ian Barton Stewart returned to Melbourne from Zurich in late November 2015, after the successful opening of his exhibition of paintings at the Neue Privat Bank Zurich on 19 November.
Ian has been very busy and produced six new paintings all shown here.
Two paintings that were sold on the opening night of the Zurich exhibition (Water Lilies, and Moment of Being) are included in this video. Water Lilies is a theme of continuing interest to Ian. Monet painted many Water Lilies the best of which are at the L’Orangerie in Paris, and the Kunstmuseum Zurich. It is a theme that continues to inspire Ian, so there are several new paintings which explore this theme… and there will be more!
When Friedrich Froebel was born in 1782, the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation had existed for almost a thousand years . . .
After the defeat of Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna created the Principalities of Central Europe, that were progressively defeated by the Kingdom of Prussia to form the German Empire
There is, in political geography, no Germany to speak of. There are Kingdoms and Grand Duchies, and Duchies and Principalities, inhabited by Germans, and each separately ruled by an independent sovereign with all the machinery of State. Yet there is a natural undercurrent tending to a national feeling and toward a union of the Germans.
– article from the New York Times published in July 1, 1866
It was during these turbulent times of transition, that Friedrich Froebel and his friends developed universal ideas about education, that empower children to be lively and free, while respecting each other and the natural world.