The Sweetness of Things Half-Remembered, 20 May at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.


I am very excited to be performing music from my latest album at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

I originally set out to compose a suite of diverse movements to explore some ways in which an improvising pianist and saxophonist can interact with a string quartet. These works were then recorded and premiered at the 2014 Brisbane International Jazz Festival. It is a real pleasure performing with Steve Newcomb and a beautiful string quartet.

I hope to see you there.

Rafael Karlen - saxophone
Steve Newcomb - piano
Rebecca Karlen - violin
Eugenie Costello-Shaw - violin
Bethan Lewis - viola
Danielle Bentley - cello

Wednesday 1pm
20th May 2015
Ian Hangar Recital Hall, QLD Conservatorium of Music.

Here are some links to reviews and interviews about this project if you would like to read more-

http://www.wonderingsound.com/list/best-jazz-albums-of-2014/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/magical-side-as-folk-and-classical-combine/story-fn9n8gph-1227172465619

http://jazz.org.au/jazz-australia-interview-with-rafael-karlen/

http://australianjazz.net/2015/02/rafael-karlen-the-sweetness-of-things-half-remembered/

Music can be listened to and purchased here:
https://rafaelkarlen.bandcamp.com/

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