I am performing with a new trio "Ghost Gum Reverb" with Ben Greene (drums) and Jameson Feakes (guitar) on Friday, July 16 at Goolugatup Heathcote. 7pm sharp. Influenced by (but sounds nothing like) Lesotho music, Gamelan, brutal free jazz and Philip Glass. Seacrest Gardens are also playing - the "dark MIDIeval noise" project of Lana Rothnie and Ian Apau Maino Walker, which is highly recommended seeing/hearing!
Free & family-friendly event w/ woodfired pizza & exhibition openings! Check the website or the Facebook event for more details and info on access etc.
I will be making sound in a showing of a creative development by Joshua Pether, Janine Oxenham and Helah Milroy on Saturday, July 17. The event runs from 10am til 4pm; I'll be around for the first half at least. It begins with a silent walk in the Perth Cultural Centre and the remainder of the performance is in the wheelchair accessible PICA Performance Space.
The piece is a work-in-progress outcome of the team's development of a First Nations performance methodology for processing intergenerational trauma and the collective amnesia surrounding the colonisation of Australia. It's quite heavy - but you're welcome to come and go as you need throughout the day.
Some info on the residency here, otherwise the online info for this event is quite scarce, but pretty sure you can just be there on the day at PICA and all shall be well.
Two folks I met through giving improvisation workshops at King St Arts Centre and Subiaco Arts Centre have started their own initiative and have invited me to kick it off with a workshop. It's at Sullivan Hall (2 Nannine Ave., White Gum Valley, WA) on August 15 at 2pm. If you would like to come or know anyone who would, get in touch.
Here is a saxophone solo I did at the Outcome Unknown concert series in Perth on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River), if you'd like to listen to it. I was booked to replace someone who pulled out about an hour before the show - felt like that gave it a good spontaneous energy.
I also uploaded this solo from Bagdad in lutruwita for download, which is an older one but I like it.
The Lion Never Sleeps, with Noémie Huttner-Koros
The walking tour of the buried queer history of Yandilup/Northbridge that Noémie Huttner-Koros devised and that I was the sound recordist/designer for was nominated in four categories at the Performing Arts WA Awards. It received nominations for Best Independent Production and Best New Work, whilst Noémie was nominated for Best Director (Independent) and I was nominated for Best Sound Design. I was really excited to be involved in this piece. Hopefully we will re-stage it, or make an online accessible version of it, one day.
(We didn't win any of the categories, though! Lol.)
Catch youse soon I hope!