The NOW now series: Edition VII
The NOW now is proud to present a night of new, spontaneous and off-the-hook improvisations and acoustic sonic art.
Starring Judith Hamann, Jon Rose, Laurence Pike, Neill Duncan and guests to be announced.
Doors at 7pm, performances shortly thereafter
20% of all proceeds will go to the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown.
Who are they?
Judith Hamann is a profoundly gifted cellist, interpreter and improviser. She is a champion of new and rarely performed music and immersive approaches to concert presentation and engages with a range of interdisciplinary and experimental projects, including the Amper&nd project (Korea/Australia) and collaborative work with the visual artists Keith Deverell and Sabina Marselli. She has worked with many composers directly in presenting their work, including Natasha Anderson, Richard Barrett, Wojtek Blecharz, David Chisholm, Marco Fusinato, Liza Lim, Anthony Pateras, Timothy McCormack and Tashi Wada.
Jon Rose is one of the world's foremost improvisers, conceptualists and forces of nature. A recipient of the Don Banks award for services to Australian music, he has been one of the driving forces behind Australia's creative music community for decades.
Laurence Pike is probably best known for his groups PVT and Triosk, and work with Szun Waves, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Sarah Blasko, D.D Dumbo and his collaborations with the legendary pianist Mike Nock.
Alone at the instrument Pike has developed a singular language, using the sampler to expand the physical and sonic potential of the drum kit in addition to his already virtuosic ability.
Drawing from his diverse output, this is music aiming to explore an ecstatic musical space, where conventional notions of time and the role of the drummer are placed in the bin.
Neill Duncan saxophonist/ percussionist is a founding member of legendary Wellington bands The Six Volts and Primative Art Ensembles. He has composed for theatre, dance, television and film, both in his native New Zealand and in Australia where he now lives.
In the last three years Neill has turned the setback of losing his left arm to cancer into the triumph of mastering the world’s first one-handed tenor saxophone. He was invited to give a special performance at the World Saxophone Conference in Strasbourg 2015 and subsequently flew to London to play in The Superhuman Band promoting the 2016 Paralympics.
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