HERE is a concept of a collaboration of artists that is a concert of lost lockdown intimacies, a meditation on identity, locality and reconnection in the wake of isolation. These ideas are conveyed through music, words and visuals. During COVID-19 lockdown artists were isolated and needed to find a way to practise their craft, connect with other artists and then emerge from lockdown.
HERE is the result of a group of artists made up of musicians, composers, a poet and a visual artist applying their talents to a project encompassing connection, transition and physical places in a moment of time. Existing and new works of poetry and music were integrated into a cohesive concert experience.
The innovative music has its genesis in the classical tradition but with modern sensibilities. The highly skilled performers were Tristan Coelho on piano, Alicia Crossley on a variety of recorders, Emily Granger on the harp, and Andrew Smith on tenor and soprano saxophone. Nicole W. Lee performed her own poems and poems by Mkhululi Mabija and Sybil Kempson and visual artist Charlotte Fetherston provide images linking the music and poems. Continue reading HERE @ ANNANDALE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE→
Gather at the intimate inner west concert space The Flute Tree Studio for a unique performance of contemporary Australian and traditional woodwind music featuring Alicia Crossley (recorders) and Keyna Wilkins (flute and loop pedal) Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm.
Alicia Crossley is one of Australia’s leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire. https://www.aliciacrossley.com.au/.
Keyna Wilkins is a pioneering musician-composer who performs her own compositions and improvisations. She was one of three national finalists in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence 2018 and has performed around the world. While classically trained, she has branched into jazz, flamenco, live theatre and has studied intuitive conceptual improvisation with Tibetan Buddhist musician Tenzin Cheogyal. https://www.keynawilkins.com/:
Saturday 15th June 7.30pm at the Flute Tree Studio, 1/11 Moore Street, Leichhardt.
Sydney Arts Guide has 2 double passes to give away to the performance on the 15th June. To enter please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org with Woodwind give away in the subject heading. The winners will be advised by email.
Recorder soloist Alicia Crossley joined Acacia Quartet for the ‘Muse’ concert and recording project of Australian works. Featured image: watercolour artwork by Clémentine Campardou (Blule) inspired by the Muse project.
This concert and CD launch of ‘Muse’ was an inspiring contribution to the Australian live and recorded music scene for 2018 and for many years to come. The blend of recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley with the expressive and stylistically flexible powerhouse of Acacia Quartet yielded exciting results.
The works both on CD and heard live in concert were all by Australian composers. These works were commissioned, adapted or freshly recorded to make this project a significant musical event. The contribution of printed programme, CD cover design and other artworks from visual artist Clémentine Campardou’s watercolour workshop to the event merchandise elevated this concert to classy festival status.
What was truly classy and more touching about this afternoon however was the exposure and blend of recorders with the colourful and precise instrument we have come to know as Acacia Quartet. The string instruments demonstrated seamless blend to evoke vivid atmospheres and to speak as one. Also a thrill at this concert was the keen balance with the quartet and promotion of the recorder family by Alicia Crossley, correctly described in her programme bio as “a recorder rockstar” (Fish Fine Music) Continue reading ACACIA QUARTET AND ALICIA CROSSLEY- ‘MUSE’ CONCERT AND CD LAUNCH @ THE UTZON ROOM→
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