It's 4 years since Colin Bright brought his tremendous Sp-A-C--E project to our venue so we're thrilled to welcome back one of Australia's finest improvisers and experimental composers with his star-studded ensemble ...
COLIN BRIGHT'S Syzygy Band
On SATURDAY 6th APRIL and SUNDAY 7th APRIL
Commencing at 7.30 p.m. [doors at 7]
Colin Bright and Syzygy’s set burst with high-energy, high-intensity play, resurrecting the sounds of history in a quirky romp, under the surface of which lay a deeper exploration of music-making and politics. Whether or not the experience could be defined in terms as nebulous as “hip” and “the real jazz audience,” the listeners at the People’s Republic were clearly eager to play their part.
Angus McPherson in Realtime
The Colin Bright Syzygy Band
Paul Cutlan - bass clarinet, saxes + FX
Nick Polovineo - trombone + FX
Noam Jaffe - violin + FX
Dave Ellis - bass + FX
Jim Piesse - percussion + FXColin Bright - piano + FX + sampling
’I think the future of Art Music will involve a return to improvisation as a core factor of composition. The combination of natural acoustic sounds, extended techniques and electronic transformations of acoustic instruments is the way forward. Composer-performers can create such pieces/structures to liberate performers and rejuvenate Art Music.’ Colin Bright
Colin Bright is a Composer, Performer and Improvisor. His compositions aim to define aspects of where he lives (i.e. 'place') and how we live (the psychological state of society). Improvisation has always been at the core of his music. Unlike Australia’s other leading composers, Colin is essentially self-taught. He has received Composer Fellowships, International Fellowships and commissions from most of Australia’s leading ensembles and his music has been performed and broadcast in 27 countries around the world.
Paul Cutlan's career as a multi-instrumentalist spans contemporary classical music, world music and jazz. He has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Paul is a member of the Australian Art Orchestra and has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Danish trumpeter/composer Palle Mickkelborg, a quartet of Indian musicians, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter and Paul Kelly.
Jim Piesse’s broad musical experience includes playing and touring with a who’s who of Australian and international artists. He has extensive experience playing improvised music as a member of the acclaimed Nolan/Buddle quartet and a member of Galapagos Duck.
Dave Ellis is one of Australia’s most renowned bass players, with wide experience in jazz, classical, and contemporary improvisation.
Nick Polovineo completed his Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz) from the Sydney Conservatorium in late 2017. An emerging young improviser, he is an active member of a number of ensembles playing music ranging from 1920's swing to contemporary improvisation.
Noam Jaffe is currently in the fourth year of his BMus Performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium on a Jean and Thomas Louis Pidcock scholarship He has toured internationally with the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2016 and in 2017, served as concertmaster of the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, he was recipient of the New Colombo Grant and explored the intersection of traditional Samoan music and western classical music, working with the newly-formed Samoan National Orchestra and young Samoan musicians.
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