from Paris to Aus

Having recently arrived back in Australia after being based in Paris this year, I thought I'd share a few highlights:

  • performing an 11-hour structured improvisation at Salt Musuem in Istanbul, Turkey
  • writing 'The Great Unrest' for Ensemble Nouveau
  • participating in a one week improvisation course with American composer Mark Applebaum in Viitasaari, Finland as part of the Time Of Music festival in July
  • attending Manifeste 2017 at IRCAM in Paris for two weeks in June
  • taking a lesson [and hanging] with Dutch improvising double bassist Wilbert de Joode for an afternoon in whilst in Amsterdam 
  • attending analysis classes with French composer Jean-Luc Herve in Paris (which was also helpful for learning French)
  • making soundtracks to accompany experimental short films made by Tina Stefanou
  • seeing 'Mokumentary of a Contemporary Saviour' by Wim Vanderkeybus in Paris
  • watching Hakon Thelin (double bassist from Oslo) perform in Finland with his trio Poing
  • discovering that the double bass is my soul-mate
  • learning to sail in Croatia
  • alleviating myself of RSI (repetitive stress injury) after suffering for the better part of three years

Now I'll be based in Sydney for a while, doing some studies and working on a bunch of projects including recording an album in October with three of my favourite musicians. 

Upcoming gigs:

  • August 28 - with 'the music box project' and Ashley BathGate from Bang on a Can Allstars
  • September 1 - with NOU and The Twoks.