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Workshops with the Queensland Music Festival 

I'm looking forward to working with students from the Communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hopevale as part of the Queensland Music Festival Cape York Music Program. This is a initiative aiming to provide an opportunity for students to gain instrumental music experiences on par with metropolitan schools.

Our finale concert will be at the amazing Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival

https://www.qmf.org.au/post/queensland-yarrabah-music-and-cultural-festival

Artist in Residence in Bundanon, May, 2019 

It was a pleasure to be Artist in Residence in Bundanon, NSW in May where I was able to focus on creating new music in the very inspiring Musician's Cottage.

This is an amazing place that belonged to and was gifted by renowned painter Artur Boyd and is a haven for creative artists, including painters, musicians, choreographers, writers, kangaroos and wombats.

https://bundanon.com.au/

Feature articles in the Australian Music Centre's Resonate Magazine and the Music Trust's Loudmouth Magazine 

I was happy to have two feature articles in the Australian Music Centre's Resonate Magazine and the Music Trust's Loudmouth Magazine.

Both articles talk about my activities in 2018 during my Prelude Residency in the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House. They each have a different focus.

https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/article/my-year-in-peggy-s-house 
 

http://musictrust.com.au/loudmouth/my-year-in-a-house-with-chandeliers/

Rafael Karlen Quintet at JMI Live, November 15 

On Thursday, November 15 I will be joined by many of Brisbane’s finest improvising musicians for an evening of lyrical and creative original music at JMI Live. For this performance we will be playing my new compositions from my newly recorded album alongside material from my previous album Trace. I'm looking forward to this.

Toby Wren – guitar 

Sean Foran – piano 

Zac Sakrewksi – bass 

Joe Marchisella- drums 

Rafael Karlen – saxophone and composition

http://www.jazz.qld.edu.au/2018/11/02/rafael-karlen-quintet-15-11-18/

Berardi/Foran/Karlen Trio at the QLD Conservatorium, November 14 

I'm very much looking forward to playing with Kristin Berardi and Sean Foran at the Queensland Conservatorium.

We will be playing music from our upcoming album along with new material featuring electronics!

Please com along if you can, it will be fun

 

Kristin Berardi - voice/electronics

Sean Foran - piano/electronics

Rafael Karlen -saxophone/electronics

 

Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm

Ian Hangar Recital Hall

Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Grey Street

South Brisbane

 

Workshops in Cape York 

I'm looking forward to working with students from the Community of Coen as part of the Queensland Music Festival Cape York Music Program. This is a initiative aiming to provide an opportunity for students to gain instrumental music experiences on par with metropolitan schools.

Performance with Ed Kuepper, The Aints! Album Launch, The Triffid, October 27 

I'm looking forward to performing with the legendary Ed Kuepper from The Saints in Brisbane.

This is part of a national tour launching the new album which was recording earlier this year (to tape!)

It's going to be a lot of fun playing with Ed, Alister Spence, Eamon Dilworth and more. Woohoo. 

http://i94bar.webfactional.com/albums/the-church-of-simultaneous-existence-the-aints-abc-records

 

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