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Cockatoo Calling presents Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman


Cockatoo Calling presents Sandy Evans and Tony Gorman

  • Date: Saturday, 3 September 2011, 4-6 pm
  • Venue: Warehouse 15, Upper Island, Cockatoo Island — Cockatoo Island, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $10 | Children: $5 | Concession: $5 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 438 849

Event Details

Jump on a ferry, enjoy the harbour and treasures on Cockatoo Island and then hear some amazing music in an old electrical warehouse number 15 on the upper island. Sandy Evans, multi-award winning artist performs in a rare and intimate mode with her husband and musical partner Tony Gorman. An opportunity to hear Evans and Gorman as they play together, talk about their musical experiences, inspirations and about what influences their music. Part performance and part talk, this will be an intimate afternoon of insights into two of Australia's most significant jazz musicians.

“- this is sparse, dreamy, immaculate, drifting music with great power. “ John Shand, Limelight Magazine, review of Tony Gorman's CD - Songs of Hope

The soundscapes of the harbour and Cockatoo Island will be the perfect backdrop to these improvisations. Tony grew up in Greenock, Scotland, and is inspired by the resonances of the ship building history of Cockatoo Island with those of his hometown. Sandy and Tony love the magical process of bringing sound to life through the expressive power of the breath when playing a wind instrument. They will both share remarkable stories about their music, their lives and their inspirations.

Both Sandy and Tony are internationally renowned improvisers (saxophone, clarinet) and composers with a passion for improvisation and new music. Much of their work combines jazz concepts with ideas from other areas of music.

Sandy writes, “As well as our personal connection, Tony and I formed a very close musical bond. We loved playing together and were fortunate to travel the world with Clarion Fracture Zone, the group we led with pianist Alister Spence, and other groups like MARA! and the Australian Art Orchestra.”

Their collaborative work this century has included the groundbreaking ensembles GEST8 and Citizens of Earth.

Performers: Sandy Evans - saxophone Tony Gorman - clarinet

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to operations@placesandspaces.com.au

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