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Scattered // Mind on Fire at Halfback Books

  • Halfback Books / Hall's Records & Books Suite 1, 8-12 Pacific Parade Dee Why, NSW, 2099 Australia (map)

Scattered // Mind on Fire at Half-Back Books
Doors at 5:30pm, music at 6pm

1st set: Scattered

Paul Cutlan - Bb and bass clarinet
Jacques Emery - double bass
Sam Gill - alto saxophone & compositions
Yutaro Okuda - guitar
Luke Sweeting - accordion

Scattered is an improvising quintet led by saxophonist and composer Sam Gill. The group’s music draws inspiration equally from the worlds of chamber music and free improvisation, creating evocative multi-part compositions with a large dose of improvisational freedom.

This will be the band's first north shore performance after a number of recent gigs at Sydney venues including Foundry616, Johnston Street Jazz, Colbourne Avenue and Bohemian Grove.

2nd set: Mind on Fire

Brad Gill - vibraphone & composition
Sam Gill - alto saxophone & composition
Chloe Kim - drums & percussion

Mind On Fire is a duo project featuring brothers Brad and Sam Gill. Their music draws on exploratory approaches to composition and improvisation, often blurring the line between the two in their compelling and dynamic performances. Their music centres around their core duo as well as a rotating pool of guest musicians, including tonight's guest percussionist Chloe Kim.

In late 2017, Mind on Fire released their debut self-produced album 'The Process of Unbecoming', featuring three pieces each by Brad and Sam centred around their core duo and also featuring a number of additional guest performers including Holly Conner, Daniel Herscovitch, Novak Manojlovic and Mary Rapp. The album can be heard online at

Donation at the door for artists.