Festival Program


Muses of Music

Sat 7 Sep, 11.30am
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Musician Cash Savage and her wife, Archer Magazine founder Amy Middleton, and musical couple Harry James Angus and Emily Lubitz, discuss the complexities of writing and singing about someone you love. With Clare Bowditch.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Harry James Angus, the firebrand trumpet-playing vocalist from The Cat Empire, is known for his thrilling live performances and his constant musical re-invention. His dynamo new live project, Struggle With Glory, continues to cross musical boundaries, transporting the classic Greco-Roman myths into a surreal world of old-time jazz and gospel music

Clare Bowditch is a musician, broadcaster, sometimes actor, speaker, entrepreneur, and soon to be a published author with her first non-fiction book – a partial memoir - with Allen and Unwin in late 2019.

Emily Lubitz is best known as the lead singer and song writer of critically acclaimed indie-folk band Tinpan Orange. The band has toured extensively around the country and internationally over the last decade. She is also one half of We Two Thieves, a collaboration between herself and Mama Kin.

Amy Middleton is a Melbourne-based journalist and founder of Archer Magazine, an inclusive publication about sex and gender. Amy has written and edited for dozens of magazines, produced radio for 3CR and Joy FM, and been nominated for Young Australian of the Year. She also plays AFL footy and collects interesting editions of Alice in Wonderland.

Cash Savage is a Melbourne-based musician. Since 2009 she has fronted Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned six-piece, with strong ties to the Melbourne music scene.

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