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Fields and Plains - JOLT concert series


Fields and Plains - JOLT concert series

  • Date: Friday, 13 May 2011, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Hullick/JOLT Space — 288 Albert St, Brunswick, VIC

Event Details

The Siswara Quartet is a new collaboration between four Melbourne performers who share a fascination with the playing and teaching of Balinese Gamelan music. Bringing together their varied experiences of the music, the quartet will present new arrangements of traditional works including the unveiling of a set of instruments never before heard in Australia. All four members of the group have spent time learning about the music at its source, the enchanting island of Bali: Adam King, Jeremy Dullard, Joel Dullard and Dr Made Mantle Hood.

What they will play for JOLT: The Siswara Quartet will be leading you on a sonic journey across the Balinese terrain. From the depths of the ocean, through the bamboo forest, to the peak of a volcano... and back again!

Adam Simmons: Adam is a composer and sought after woodwind multi-instrumentalist, involved across many different scenes within Melbourne and beyond, performing contemporary jazz, punk, afro-beat, new music, traditional Japanese honkyo-ku, funk and free noise/improv. In 2004, Adam received a Special Award from the Freedman Foundation, facilitating a period of work and study in New York, Germany and Poland. As part of the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival, a special Retrospective of Adam's work was held - featuring over 200 musicians in 40 configurations over three weeks.

What he will play for JOLT: "Increasingly I'm interested in the subtle variations that emerge from a seemingly static or uniform texture. This work seeks to present a sonic impression of the transition in the morning from darkness to light, as one moves from seeing nothing to the familiar, with the wild imaginative landscapes that emerge from the grey-light."

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