Kynan Robinson’s composition ‘Solo in Red’ is being performed at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival. Read Festival Director Steve Grimwade’s insights into why he likes to program events combining text and music.
Month: July 2012
“…even when I’m playing other music that may stylistically sound different, I am striving for the feeling of Flamenco. The way it moves, the rhythmic depth, the dynamics, the gravity. It informs every part of my artistic life.”
Hear Scott Tinkler talk about his musical journey, improvisation and the Australian Art Orchestra. Oh, and the panda is explained as well.
A sudden noise that wakes you in the night. A shadowy movement glimpsed down a darkened alley. The sensation that there might be someone in the room with you. Waiting. Conjured into life by Tamara Saulwick’s riveting solo performance and Peter Knight’s visceral score.
‘…we might fall on our arses once or twice, but it’s often when you’re searching that the best things happen…’
Fran Swinn’s composition — Inform — for Jazz quartet and acrobat, featuring Eugene Ball — trumpet, Fran Swinn — guitar, Tamara Murphy — double bass, Ben Hendry — drums and Rockie Stone — acrobatics/aerials. Inform is a collection of short pieces written with the rhythm and form of the various circus apparatus in mind and …
Title: ‘Initial Here’: Jazz Musician Linda Oh Plays Out Her Heritage Publication: NPR (National Public Radio) in the USA Date: 8 July 2012 Read the full story here on npr.org >
With some colourful street art as a backdrop, The Vampires give a dimly-lit alleyway and a small group of passers-by a special performance of ‘All I See Is You’. The Vampires: Jeremy Rose (saxophone) Nick Garbett (trumpet) Alex Boneham (bass) Alex Masso (drums)
For a creative soul, there is no point in a recording of ‘covers’ or ‘standards’ unless it is treated personally, there needs to be that unique approach which will make it yours to present.
Free, open, lulling, gorgeous are the first words that come to mind on hearing this recording. It’s a series of duets for flute and harp, the flute player is Belinda Woods, the harpist is Mary Doumany.