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The Beauty of Living Sound…

  • Johnston Street Jazz 81 Johnston Street Annandale, NSW, 2038 Australia (map)

Line up of Artists:Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet) & Simone de Haan (trombone)

…the beauty of living sound…
This night of spontaneous music making brings together two of Australia’s iconic Australian musicians and brass players, Miroslav Bukovsky and Simone de Haan. Both, through their individual creative work, have always demonstrated a love for sound itself, as it emerges from silence, and is actualised in the moment of performance. Inspired by each other’s playing for many years now, their mutual desire to explore and discover new and exquisite sound worlds together (as expressed over a coffee in Canberra 18 months ago) has led to the formation of this unique brass duo.

Miroslav and Simone enter this subtle world of sound and silence as one, for the first time, as they explore the beauty of living sound, with their newly emerging and delicate voice of breath, metal and wind. Their purpose is simply to get to know each other more deeply, through entering this unpredictable sonic world of immense fragility and vulnerability. And hopefully, by doing so, not only to find resonance between themselves and their sounds, but also with you, the listeners, who have come to share in this intimate and raw ritual of music as life.

Stimulated by the nature of the environment – and the relationships that exist within it – the beauty of living sound reflects on the relationships between silence – the musicians – the sounds – and the listeners – all contributing to and creating the music together. As the sounds start to speak, the music tentatively takes on a life of its own yet to be discovered . Our shared journey into the unknown has begun…

“In music, silence is more important than sound.” Miles Davis

After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.- Aldous Huxley

Miroslav Bukovsky is one of Australia’s leading jazz trumpeters, composers and educators. After arriving in Australia in the late 60’s from Czechoslovkia after the Russian occupation, Miroslav went on to join the jazz faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In the 80’s he furthered his studies in the USA with several major teachers, including William Adam, Dave Baker, and Dave Liebman. In the mid 80’s Miroslav was a founding member of Ten Part Invention with Roger Frampton and during that period, he also formed his own group, the Aria award winning ensemble Wanderlust, which has toured extensively in Australia and internationally. Miroslav has performed with several major Australian and international artists. His credits include the Daly-Wilson Big Band, Australian Art Orchestra, and Freeboppers. Last year saw him record a new CD, The Komeda Project with Andrea Keller and also perform at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival with TPI and Emil Viklicky. Miroslav was until recently a permanent lecturer in the Jazz Faculty at the ANU School of Music, where he now holds the position of Distinguished Artist in Residence.

Simone de Haan is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost trombonists, creative musicians, and music educators. Simone has performed with the Seymour Group and Australia Contemporary Music Ensemble and also co-founded the leading contemporary music projects Flederman and Pipeline. Whilst resident in Europe in the mid – 80’s he performed with the Maarten Altena Octet, Future Shock and Ensemble Modern. Simone has commissioned over 150 solo and ensemble works for trombone and also held positions as foundation Artistic Director for several major festivals, including the inaugural Queensland Music Festival, New Music Tasmania, and Jammin’... making music together. He has also held academic leadership positions as Director and Professor at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, ANU School of Music, and Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, UTAS. Simone recently returned to playing after a 15-year musical silence. He is currently working on a number of new creative projects, including duos with Ren Walters and Miro Bukovksy, as well as several major collaborative projects with Erkki Veltheim, Anne Boyd, Cliff Crego, Cathie Travers, Raffaele Marcellino, and ASTRA, amongst others.


Earlier Event: July 28
Brianne Curran at Radio Free Alice!
Later Event: August 31
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