Pairing his words with sound and imagery, musician and writer Jonathan Seidler premieres  a one-man coda inspired by his memoir, It’s a Shame About Ray. A darkly funny account of love, loss and the power of music, it has been hailed by Tim Minchin as “a brilliant and brutally raw tribute to family [and] survival.” Drawing on his training as a drummer and roaming from jazz to metal, Jonathan explores how generational mental illness can affect families’ internal rhythms, even when the rest of society is playing in time.

Jonathan Seidler (Australian)

Jonathan Seidler

Jonathan Seidler is an author, creative director and culture critic. His work has been published frequently in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Monocle and GQ. Jonathan co-founded the long-running music blog One A Day, launched two nationally syndicated fiction series for Broadsheet and recently commissioned, edited and published an Unyoked anthology of nature writing. Jonathan wrote and performed the score for Snare, shortlisted for SXSW and Tribeca 2019 and more recently was music supervisor on the SBS series Latecomers.