Launching her long-awaited solo albums Invisible Wilderness Volume I & II, London based contemporary composer-pianist Rae Howell returns home to tour an exclusive and intimate concert series..
In Sydney for the first time in 4 years, Rae performs original and improvised works that oscillate effortlessly across genres with immediacy and vibrancy rarely experienced in contemporary music. With support from the New Music Network, the performance also showcases London-based Australian jazz-pianist Meg Morley on piano.
Recorded over ten days in St Paul and Minneapolis (USA), Invisible Wilderness is a diverse double volume solo album featuring a collection of Rae Howell’s piano and keyboard works from contemporary, popular and cinematic styles to jazz infused improvisations.
Complete with hand drawn illustrations, Invisible Wilderness: Volume I was recorded on a Steinway concert grand and is accompanied by a sheet music publication that features 12 works in printed manuscript format. Volume II is more abstract, sidestepping the traditional piano sound, performed on a Fender Rhodes and various upright ramshackle pianos that immerse the listener in different textures, including the hammers, felts and pedalling.
Meg Morley is an Australian pianist-improviser who, after obtaining a Master of Music in classical piano (USQ), decided to pursue jazz improvisation (studying for a year at the VCA). She is currently living in London where she is composing, performing and playing for ballet and contemporary dance, and will be in Australia to promote her latest solo piano EP.
You can pre-book tickets for this show at www.trybooking.com/IJIT
The Sunwrae Trio performance last year generated heaps of interest, lots of new Colbourne Ave fans, and endless hours of discussion between me and Barney about composition, improvisation, and performance. This year, Rae Howell will be performing with accomplished musicians and long time collaborators - Rachael Kim (violin), Zachary Johnston (violin), Phoebe Green (viola) and Timothy Blake (cello). Eavesdropping is the fifth Australian tour for Sunwrae and will be featuring new compositions for piano and string quartet.
Formed in 2001, Sunwrae is one of the world’s premiere nu chamber groups. They continue to forge a fresh direction in classical, jazz, and world music, delivering a dynamic musical experience shimmering with complex textures. “When I compose, I always think about the music’s impact in a live setting. For me, the live setting is important because it’s that one memory that people can take away, a memory that can’t be performed again and can’t be experienced at any other time.”
A feast for the eyes and ears: a stunning musical experience from the Sunwrae Trio on vibraphone, double bass & harp. Featuring original music by Rae Howell, Sunwrae perform two new works from a recent Music Residency in Brazil. Another great Melbourne musician...
cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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