Loretta Barnard

That’s some good sax: We blow hard for international saxophone day

The saxophone has endless appeal, so to honour it, we thought we'd wrap our lips around it. You know where I'm going with this, daddy-o.

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Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who has authored four non-fiction books, been a contributing writer to a wide range of reference books and whose essays have been published across a number of platforms. A regular contributor to The Big Smoke, she also coordinates the TBS Next Gen program.

The three disputed sources of the electric guitar

We know who can play it, but who was the first person to add electricty to the garden variety guitar?


Art As Catharsis: Independent music label joins National Film and Sound Archive

We chat with independent music label Art As Catharsis about entering Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive, the importance of artistic expression and the state of Australian music.