Lane, McKay & Simmons
Based in Hong Kong, violist William Lane is artistic director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and the Grenzenlos Foundation. A committed advocate of new music, he has commissioned dozens of new works and curated concerts of new music in New York City, Austria, Australia, Germany and the U.K. William has been solo viola of the Resonanz Chamber Orchestra (Hamburg), SMASH Ensemble (Salamanca) and on a freelance basis with Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt). He will present an exciting program featuring Australian and overseas composers.
Janet McKay is a Brisbane-based flautist dedicated to the performance and development of new music. In addition to her solo work, Janet performs with new music ensembles Chronology Arts and Clocked Out. She has recently established her own performance presentation organisation, Random Overtones, to serve as an umbrella for the various aspects of her musical life. Fresh from a 5-city solo tour of the USA, Janet will present a program of new works for solo flute by Australian and American composers.
Melbourne based artist, Adam Simmons will present a solo performance of new and original compositions and improvisations, performing across a range of woodwinds, both familiar and unusual, such as sopranino saxophone, contrabass clarinet, piccolo, shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and fujara (Slovakian bass flute). Adam’s control over extended techniques on his instruments, as well as his use of toys as unusual sound sources, seeks to engage the listener into the sound-making process - not just the music resulting from the combination or sequence of sounds but the actual production of the sound itself.
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