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Performance at the Brisbane Jazz Club, April 12 

I am looking forward to performing with my quartet at the Brisbane Jazz Club. We will be playing new original compositions and alongside arrangements of Mahler and Ornette Coleman. Please come along if you can, it should be a fun night.

Toby Wren - guitar

Andrew Shaw - bass

John Parker - drums

Rafael Karlen - saxophone 

More information can be found here:

http://www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au/#event|the-rafael-karlen-quartet|1089

Performance at Jazzlab in Melbourne, March 2, 2018 

I am looking forward to performing at the Jazzlab in Melbourne with Kristin Berardi and Sean Foran. These are two of my favourite musicians and we will be using lots of new fun effects and pedals together! 

We will be playing music from our first album along with new music from our upcoming release. This will be our first performance in Melbourne since the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival so we are very excited.

 

Please coming a long if you're around, it should be a really fun night.

Kristin Berardi - voice and electronics

Sean Foran - piano and electronics

Rafael Karlen - saxophone and electronics

 

https://jazzlab.club/476-berardi-foran-karlen-at-the-jazzlab

Prelude Composer Residency at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House 

I am so incredible excited and honoured to have received the 2018 Prelude Composer Residency at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney where I will be for the next 12 months. So many amazing people have lived here and created great things in this space-I can’t wait to start composing and making music.

 

Premier of my new music by Ensemble Trivium, December 3 

The exciting Ensemble Trivium have a very creative project which has commissioned many of Brisbane's most interesting composers to write a work for them.  I feel very happy to be one of the composers and will have a new work for Flute, Bassoon and Marimba performed at the ABC Studios on Southbank at 3pm on Sunday, December 3.

I have worked really hard on this piece and I am really excited for this premier and to hear the new pieces by Robert Davidson, Steve Newcomb, John Parker and Thomas Green.

More information can be found below. I hope to see you there.

https://www.qso.com.au/ensembletrivium

Awarded the Prelude Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency!!! 

I'm incredibly excited to be have been awarded the Prelude Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency. This is an amazing opportunity to live in a beautiful house in Sydney that was owned by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks to focus on composition for one year! 

I am sooo excited to move to Sydney to focus on creating new music and feel so inspired. WOOOHOOO

'Prelude is a national network of residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and affording recipients the time and space to create new work or conduct research and development. Beneficiaries of the programme also receive financial support throughout the 12 months of the residency.'

http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/news/recipients-2018-prelude-composer-residencies-announced

https://bundanon.com.au/residencies/prelude-composer-residence-program/prelude-2018-winners-announced/