New video section

I have finally added a video section to this website. A small selection of videos from projects ranging from chamber orchestra, small jazz groups, big bands and footage from recording sessions can be found below

https://rafaelkarlen.com/video

 

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New Zealand Tour with Kristin Berardi and Sean Foran May 23-28

I am very excited to play 4 shows in New Zealand next week with the Berardi/Foran/Karlen Trio.

We will perform in Auckland, Wellington and two shows in Christchurch for the Christchurch Jazz Festival.

Woohoo! Please come along and…

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Crowd Funding campaign for my new Quintet Album

I am very excited to have received a MatchLab Grant through Creative Partnerships Australia which means that they will match every dollar of the $4000 that I am hoping to raise through the Australian Cultural Fund for this new project.

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ArtsHub article on being a composer

ArtsHub just published a very informative article on composition and functioning as a composer by Holly Harrison, Julian Yu and myself. I enjoyed reading this as everyone had quite different things to say.

Please click here to check it…

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Finalist in the 2018 Queensland Music Awards

I'm happy to have a new piece from an upcoming release nominated as a finalist for the Queensland Music Awards. Ripple was written for the Berardi/Foran/Karlen trio for our recording last year with the awesome vibraphone player Pascal Schumacher from Luxembourg.

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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…

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Radio feature on A Jazz Hour on Fine Music FM

It was a pleasure speaking with Barry O'Sullivan as part of Jazz Hour on Fine Music FM last week.

We spoke about my current Residency at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House and played and discussed music from four of my earlier albums.