Flux: A Multidisciplinary Adaptation
TYPE: PERFORMANCE, SPECIAL EVENT
WHEN: 8pm – 19 Aug 2022
LOCATION: 107 Redfern Street
Delay 45 collaborate with improvising artists across mediums and disciplines to present an evening of performances which transcend stylistic or disciplinary boundaries. Through mediums of jazz and improvised music, contemporary dance, film and performance art, this cross-cultural, cross-genre multidisciplinary collaboration explores notions of flow and movement that emerge from various landscapes. The performances will demonstrate the interaction of each artist and the unique, inimitable stamps and influences evident in their artform to present immersive works of nuance, depth and colour.
Jacques Emery: solo bass
Premiere Screening of Flux: Short Film. Director Monisha Chippada. Videography Jack Single, Choreography/dance Reina Takeuchi, music Delay 45
Charlie Sundborn: solo saxophone
Delay 45 & Reina Takeuchi: improvised music and dance
and live performance art from Raya Tolentino
"A bold new chapter in Australian jazz" - Sydney Morning Herald
"A giant step forward, a bold and mature statement" - Rhythms Magazine
"Delay 45 builds their music in a masterly fashion" - Limelight
Delay 45 is a unique Australian jazz group led by award-winning trumpeter/composer Tom Avgenicos, featuring close collaborators Roshan Kumarage (piano), Dave Quinn (bass) and Ashley Stoneham (drums). Delay 45 create an immersive listening experience, flowing seamlessly between structure and spontaneity. Their approach to performance affords an exploration of various moods, colours and textures, provoking evocative musical spaces. Their sophomore release Flux expands yet refines their innovative and individual approach to performance with remarkable agility, musicality and finesse, demonstrating how they are one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge in recent years from Australia’s jazz and improvised music scene.
They have performed at some of Australia's most prestigious concert venues and festivals including Melbourne Recital Centre, MONA and the Sydney Conservatorium International Jazz Festival. In 2022, Delay 45 launched an extensive Australian tour, supported by SIMA's Regional Touring Program, Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, Create NSW and Australia Council for the Arts.
Reina Takeuchi is an Australian-Japanese artist-researcher and dance maker interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitating embodied experiences of contemporary art. Takeuchi explores how sensorial experience can be enhanced through ritualistic performance, interactive installations and time based media. Her work utilises choreographic processes and the transitory qualities of sound and action to meditate on human existence, transculturation, displacement, diaspora and the ethereal experiences of her peripatetic upbringing across East Asia and Southeast Asia. These processes allow for a clarity of somatic contemplation for the artist and she explores the potential for this sensitivity to be shared with the viewer. Her practice spans across visual arts, choreography, curatorial projects, written publications and creative facilitation.
Monisha Chippada is an Australian - Telugu artist who works with moving images, photography and sculpture. Her practice is informed by intergenerational storytelling, sacred imagery and relationships. With a focus on empathy and empowerment through fluctuations between guardedness and vulnerability, her interest lies in documenting the experiences and narratives of minority voices from her communities. Through her mediums and installation methods she aims to disrupt the current accessibility of arts spaces.
Monisha has exhibited video and photographic installations in galleries across Australia - most notably her work Ilū at Firstdraft (2020) & Granville Gallery (2021). She has also exhibited a sculptural work Cocoon at Woolmark in Hong Kong (2017) as a part of the HIF Cloud Scholarship program. She has also worked in the Art Department for the film A Delicate Fire (2020) and has since been directing commissioned short films and photography works.
Jacques Emery is a double bassist, composer and performer who works on Cammeraygal and Cadigal land. Born in 1997 to orchestral string players, Jacques cultivated a deep curiosity in all kinds of sound and music from a young age. His teenage years laid the path for an ongoing curiosity with many different musical disciplines, playing in youth orchestras, jazz band and composing his own music.
He completed a Bachelor of jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2019. He has toured Europe with the Australian Art Orchestra and plays regularly around Sydney with many groups including Zela Margossian Quintet and HEKKA. In 2020 he is a finalist of the Freedman Jazz Fellowship.
Charlie Sundborn’s unique solo saxophone practice explores circular breathing and repetitive rhythmic structures, with a commitment to longform exploration. He has performed solo in a variety of contexts, from backyard DIY events, to concert halls and churches, to opening the rave for Bristol experimental duo Giant Swan.
Raya Tolentino is an emerging artist who primarily works with charcoal, and other traditional/non-traditional drawing and painting mediums, to create highly gestural and physically-motivated drawings. Her interests lie in the exploration of the nature of drawing through modes of unconventionality, subconscious movement, spontaneity, and sublimity to test the limits of materiality. In turn, her practice examines the consequences of mark-making beyond the material and on its metaphysical irreversibility in our world.