In the Kaleidoscope theme of "Behind The Scenes" with research and narration by Michael Ney, let's dive deep into Bowie's biography and voluminous creative output. See the development of his genius from aspiring rock star to the innovation of making his life, and death, into a work of art - culminating in his triumphant final album, Blackstar and the stage show, Lazarus, released just before his physical exit from our planet in 2016.
"It's the terror of knowing what the world is about..."
Over his multi-dimensional, culture-encompassing five-decade career, David Bowie has proved himself many things: glamorous rock star, sultry singer, boundary-pushing performance artist, sexual icon. So reads the opening of a review of the museum retrospective from 2018, "David Bowie Is".
was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Kaleidoscope, presented by Michael Ney, hosts a range of various programs of movies, often documentaries or curated video collections narrated live, sometimes with discussions and special guests too, in person or via internet. The themes explore spirituality, ecology, arts, education and more. The purpose of Kaleidoscope is to strengthen the community of Cultural Creatives. Together, we will broaden our awareness, explore new directions, educate ourselves on topical issues and celebrate our cultural diversity.
Programs may be requested to be screened at your home or venue - usually allowing at least 1 month in advance. Please send your request and contact details via our Contact Page and we will reply ASAP. Many thanks.
1. Cultural Creatives
An emerging social movement promoting arts, education, spirituality and ecology.
2. Movies, Musicals and Mayhem
Presenting classics to modern masterpieces with background discussion.
3. Behind The Scenes
Exploring movie production, actors, cinematographers, directors and others.
4. Stranger Than Fiction
Discoveries of other worldly beings and hybrids and the apparent intersection of spirituality and ecology.
About Michael Ney
Beyond being a filmmaker with a number of documentaries, and digital media producer for major clients in Sydney, Michael's professional adventures include still photography and photojournalism, multimedia presentations and live events, social media, web development and print publishing. A new focus on ‘Cultural Creatives’ - eg art and artists, eco-business, healthy lifestyles and promoting a sustainable future - is also his latest passion. He offers video production work and digital media consultancy in the SE QLD area.