In a world that goes from 0 to 60 in 2 seconds, Leo Dale joins forces with some of Australia’s finest musicians – Ray Pereira, Doug de Vries and Zvi Belling to sing about the pace of change. On a bed of Afro Brazilian rhythm.
Julia Messenger sings Telepathy in her studio in Melbourne accompanied on piano by Mark Fitzgibbon. This is an acoustic version of the song that appears on her album “Productions & Collaborations”. Downtempo and Jazzy. She connects telepathically with her lover to find out he’s with someone else – but she doesn’t care.
When I was in India a couple of times last year, I caught up with my old friend from Melbourne – Simon Hewitt. In October, I recorded an EP for him in Ganeshpuri. Here are a couple of the audio takes that ended up on the release that I managed to video as well.
Leading up to this year’s Quiet Music Festival here is a video of some highlights from last year
“Much of what is a musician’s practice can be lost in performance at festivals. The nuanced, the intimate, the delicate, the very breath is obscured. The Quiet Music Festival celebrates this detail and takes a creative approach to the presentation and staging of music. When it comes to the staging of music performance the Festival asks the question – Is bigger better?”
Leo Dale, co-director, Quiet Music Festival
FRIDAY 30 APRIL Feature Concert Victor Valdes (Mexican harp virtuoso) plus Tihai (Indian Classical) hosted by Derek Guille
SATURDAY 1 MAY Workshops Victor Valdes and Valanga Khoza
SUNDAY 2 MAY Performances all day for the full program of artists see the website
Saltwater Sax at the Paris Cat playing a tune – Walking in the Moonlight – by Martha Baartz (on alto). In the group she plays with Tony Hicks on tenor, Leo Dale on alto and Paul Williamson on baritone. On this occasion they also appeared with Sonja Horbelt on drums.
Tony Hicks (on tenor, far left – playing the first solo) is going to do a post next week focussing on articulation – stay tuned
Afro Mandinko playing a concert in Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne – January 2009. Not only a great dance band in action but also a group who are experts in the science of warming up large crowds to dance, sing and express their inner spirit.