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29 October 2014

Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency to Barney McAll

Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency to Barney McAll

Jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll has been announced as the next composer in residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Paddington, Sydney. Thanks to the residency, the New York-based McAll will be able to move back to Sydney to realise several new projects and to reconnect with his Australian peers.

New works in the planning include pieces for two pianos, homemade instruments, celeste and vibraphone with pianist Mike Nock and percussionist Eugene Ughetti, a work for the Monash Art Ensemble, and solo piano pieces for next year's Kinetic Jazz Festival in Sydney. McAll will also be developing a multi-media performance of songs from his forthcoming album Global Intimacy.

Barney McAll grew up in Melbourne and received a Bachelor of Music from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1991. He moved to New York in 1997 after being invited to join the Gary Bartz quartet. McAll has played on more than one hundred recordings and released seven solo albums. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 and received the Australia Council Fellowship in 2007-2008. He leads numerous ensembles, including Sylent Running, MODAS (Mother Of Dreams And Secrets) and a large ensemble GRAFT.

The yearly Peggy Glanville-Hicks Residency is a partnership between the Australia Council and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers' Trust. In addition to a residency in Peggy's house in Paddington, the successful applicant is also granted $20,000 to create new work and undertake professional development.

Past residents of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House include Gordon Kerry, Liza Lim, Julian Yu, Mary Finsterer, Andrew Ford, Julian Day, Cat Hope, Matthew Hindson and Elena Kats-Chermin.

Further links

'Barney McAll next Peggy Glanville-Hicks resident' - Australia Council for the Arts website
Barney McAll - homepage (barneymcall.com)

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