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Finding Fondness : ABC Pre Recording Showcase


Finding Fondness : ABC Pre Recording Showcase

  • Date: Saturday, 8 July 2023, 3-4pm
  • Venue: Maitland Regional Art Gallery — 230 High Street , MAITLAND, NSW
  • Tickets: Entry by donation

Event Details

Join The Emerald Ruby (Jen Hankin – Composer) and Sally Walker (Associate artist) at Maitland Regional Gallery for a pre recording showcase of “Finding Fondness”, a collection five duets commissioned by ABC Classic and Jazz as part of the Composer Commission fund.

About “Finding Fondness” in the artists own words:

“How do I belong in a world built for those that function typically? After I was diagnosed Autistic/ADHD this question changed how I viewed my past, and I have not found the answer. Sometimes I hear an idea of an answer in the form of a melody. An infinite spiral of another kind, travelling towards a kinder and brighter place. These five pieces explore that ongoing search for fondness in a world where one does not fit or cannot find peace. I hope these flute dialogues allow others to understand that struggle and appreciate that yearning.”

About The Emerald Ruby: Soulful vocals caress a gentle ukulele, stitched together with a lilting flute, to create the sonic palette of the multidisciplinary artist The Emerald Ruby. From her home base in Mulubinba NSW (Newcastle), she propagates an eclectic and prolific practice encompassing sound, visual, camera, fashion and literary arts. The Emerald Ruby’s artistic exploits often explore her experiences moving through the world as a late-diagnosed autistic human.

A kaleidoscope of influences nourishes every performance from this multi-genre powerhouse. The hazy virtuosity of 18th-century French flute music, the chaotic abstractions of a moonlit jazz jam, and trading traditional jigs and reels at a folk session interweave with a decade of recording and journeying with music across the east coast of Australia. Most recently, she was commissioned by the ABC to write a collection of flute duets about finding beauty amongst the red tape that governs her life as a disabled artist.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 4934 9859 or by email to artgallery@maitland.nsw.gov.au

Featured Australian Works

Finding Fondness : flute duet by Jennifer Hankin — World premiere
— performed by Sally Walker and Jennifer Hankin

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