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Danger music / Eddie Ayres
Bib ID 7421914
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Ayres, Eddie, author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017 
©2017 
291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760290696 (paperback)
Summary

"Eddie Ayres has a lifetime of musical experience - from learning the viola as a child in England and playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for many years, to learning the cello in his thirties and landing in Australia to present an extremely successful ABC Classic FM morning radio show. But all of this time Eddie was Emma Ayres. In 2014 Emma was spiralling into a deep depression, driven by anguish about her gender. She quit the radio, travelled, and decided on a surprising path to salvation - teaching music in a war zone. Emma applied for a position at Dr Sarmast's renowned Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, teaching cello to orphans and street kids. In Danger Music, Eddie takes us through the bombs and chaos of Kabul, into the lives of the Afghan children who are transported by Bach, Abba, Beethoven and their own exhilarating Afghan music. Alongside these epic experiences, Emma determines to take the final steps to secure her own peace; she becomes the man always there inside - Eddie." -- Back cover.

Subjects Ayres, Eddie, 1967-  |  Cello teachers -- Afghanistan.  |  Violists -- Biography.  |  Musicians -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Cellists -- England -- Biography.  |  Transgender muisicans -- England -- Biography.  |  Afghanistan -- Social life and customs.  |  Afghanistan -- Description and travel.  |  Australian
Form/genre Autobiographies.
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Danger music : how teaching the cello to children in Afghanistan led to a self-discovery almost too hard to bear

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