Journalism

Communicating the impact of music

My music journalism experience covers reviews of CDs, concerts and sheet music, editorial, interview and news items.

I have been a CD reviewer and concert reviewer for Clarinet and Saxophone magazine since 2004. My reviewing experience encompasses contemporary, classical, jazz, world and electronic music, and everything from solo performance to orchestral works. I have received much positive feedback from editors, musicians whose recordings I have covered and readers alike.

I am a sheet music reviewer for Winds magazine, specialising in music for flute, and I have also had CD reviews published in Muso and online at Flute Focus. I have had many news items published in the regional press and specialist music press, as well as occasional editorial or interview features.

Please click on the links below to read some examples of my music journalism from the last five years:

Equivox Trio The Time is Now 2007

Delta Saxophone Quartet Dedicated to You 2008

Flotilla Flotilla 2009

Katherine Bryan Lieberman Flute Concerto 2010

Ian Stewart Islas 2011

Jonathan Dove There Was a Child 2012

“Alison’s writing always provides an insightful point of view, managing to weave conversational strands with detailed information in relatively short amounts of space. Her work is focused, succinct and presents the facts in an easily manageable way without fuss or over-generalisation.”  John Holland, BASBWE / Winds

Alison reviews CDs of our clients in a professional, engaging manner exhibiting a deep musical understanding and genuine passion for the genre.”  Lara Perkins, Albion Media

“I look forward to Alison’s reviews which always supply astute comment, relevant background and well written judgement, from which one is able to quantify suitability for the reader’s particular purpose. Her wide experience as a musician and reviewer is invaluable.”  Don Ashton, Composer