‘This innovative band continues to leave audiences dancing out of their gigs…’
…a performance full of twisting improvisations and complex rhythms.
The Freedman Jazz Fellowships provide Sydney audiences with a mini-festival each year that features music by artists hoping to bring their exciting projects to life. We talked to the 2012 finalists about their projects and what the Freedman means to them and to the broader jazz scene in Australia.
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.
In 2012, the Australian musician(s) selected to participate at Tokyo Jazz will be decided through an open call. Deadline: Sunday 17 June!
With both Bernie McGann and Andrea Keller playing tonight at separate gigs, as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, this seemed like a good video to share on a Friday!
‘That’s the exciting thing about this music – like any human relationships, the variables are so intricate and so intertwined that the result is never predictable.’
‘One thing we always try to explore is the full dynamic range of the orchestra. Lots of people of surprised at how quiet (and loud) a big band can play, but it is going to be exciting either way. The band is dying to play with Chris.’
Barney McAll’s Graft is a suite of music that looks at technology and the bizarre affect it is having on human connection. It is a wild musical sound painting reflecting the ever increasing ambiguity between virtual and real.
“I started writing lyrics to instrumental tunes as a way to practise writing original songs. I was struggling writing melodies and lyrics at the same time so I started doing them independently, then really enjoyed the challenge of matching these existing melodies to lyrics.”