Ephemera Quartet : Space Music
- Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019, Doors: 7pm, Show: 7.30pm
- Venue: Woodburn Creatives — 1 Woodburn St, Redfern, NSW
- Tickets: General: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online
Gather in the retro and intimate venue Woodburn Creatives (near Redfern station) Saturday 9th February for Ephemera's first SPACE MUSIC show of 2019 with new celestial compositions and projections!
Ephemera: a musical exploration of astronomical landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void. Merging the sound worlds of jazz and contemporary classical, and set to real space sounds, it is a unique sonic experience set to space projections.The ensemble is led by Keyna Wilkins (flute/keys/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and Carl St Jacques (viola) and includes freely improvised pieces. NASA recordings of electromagnetic waves from planets and stars is the backdrop soundtrack and has been complied by astronomer Professor Paul Francis. Each member brings their own unique voice to the ensemble drawing from a multitude of musical backgrounds who combine to create a distinctive sound world that organically react to stellar concepts. Universe and Universality. Formed in 2015, this ensemble have had a series of successful shows around Sydney (Seymour Centre, Venue 505, Foundry) including being featured in Extended Play Festival of New Music at City Recital Hall 2018 and Sydney International Womens' Jazz Festival 2017.
Keyna Wilkins: piano, flute, compositions; Elsen Price: double bass; Will Gilbert: trumpet; Carl St Jacques: viola
Featured Australian Works
||Aurorae Sinus : for flute, trumpet and double bass (2016) by Keyna Wilkins|
— performed by Keyna Wilkins, Elsen Price and Will Gilbert
||Callisto : small jazz ensemble (2013) by Keyna Wilkins|
|Chiron : for solo viola (2019) by Keyna Wilkins — World premiere|
|Mercury vista : chamber ensemble by Keyna Wilkins — World premiere|
||Orbital Waltz : small jazz ensemble (2017) by Keyna Wilkins|
|Titan Tango : small jazz ensemble (2015) by Keyna Wilkins|
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