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New Recording with Sean Foran and Kristin Berardi 

I'm excited to spend two days recording new music by Sean Foran with Kristin  Berardi and Sean in Brisbane this week. This music music was written to explore interaction between electronics/effects and improvisation. It's going to be fun!

Dave Panichi Big Band at Lazybones, July 31 

It's going to be a pleasure playing with the Dave Panichi Big Band at Lazybones in Marrickville on Wednesday, July 31.

Dave's writing is heaving and the band will be awesome.

Doors/ Bar/ Restaurant 7pm incl $10 pizzas. 

Trumpets: Dane Laboyrie, James Sarno, Simon Ferenci, Tom Avgenicos 

Saxes: Graham Jesse, Andrew Crago, Rafael Karlen, Tim Clarkson, James Loughnan 

Trombones: Jacob Park, Lawson McGuinness, Rose Foster, Nick Barnard 

Guitar: Michael Coggins, 

Piano: Matt Harris, 

Double Bass: Tom Botting 

Drums:Paul Derricot

Creative Development Residency  

In late June/early July I will be undertaking a creative residency with some very fine and diverse artists in South East Queensland.

In preparation for the Arts Ablaze Festival in October, 7 artists will spend time together exploring music from each other's heritage and aim to find a common ground.

This will be a lot of fun as the musicians are all very lovely

Tenzin Choegyal - voice and dranyen

Andre Veivers - classical and flamenco guitar

Kacey Patrick - voice

Jarred Fogarty - didgeridoo

Rebecca Karlen - violin, nyckelharpa, voice

John Reeves - accordion

Rafael Karlen - saxophone

 

 

Awarded PPCA/Australia Council Recording Grant!!! 

I'm very excited and grateful to have been awarded a PPCA/Australia Council Recording Grant. The funding will support a big project in 2020 with Camerata, The Australian Voices and myself for an extended work exploring concepts of sinking cities and erasing history. Woohoo!

https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/media-centre/media-releases/ppca-and-australia-council-announce-sound-recording-grant-recipients/

https://themusicnetwork.com/ecca-vandal-ppca-grants/

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 an 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/

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