Colin Bright (piano electronics). Contrary to most of Australia’s other leading composers, Colin is essentially self-taught. He is totally involved in socio-political issues, Aboriginal music, and developing and a vibrant local musical culture. His works have been performed in 27 countries. Peter Sculthorpe was his mentor through the early seventies. Nich Polovineo (trombone) was a student in NSSC Offbeat - a program run by Colin Bright. He is currently completing a degree in Jazz Studies at the Con and is a member of Syzygy.
After the music, Colin will be heard in conversation with Stephen Adams of ABC radio. The evenings are recorded, becoming a New Waves podcast on the ABC website.
Evenings@ Peggy's begin promptly at 7pm (doors open at 6.30, so plan to arrive early for a chat and a drink) and finish by 9pm. These are free events, but seating is limited to 40 punters, and they require early e-mail booking registration:
So if you wish to be part of this, please send Jon Rose an e-mail to register. (If you register and then don't turn up, somebody will probably have been turned away who could have taken your place; if you don't know his address, there are plenty in Sydney who do.)
Or you can email us! at...
emus.contact AT gmail DOT com
Donations are encouraged in the form of buying CDs of the featured artist or by bringing some wine and nibbles.