28/12/2013

2014 Preview

Hi and Happy New Year (almost)! Just a quick update with some exciting things happening in 2014.

I was just awarded a JUMP Mentoring grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to study the uilleann pipes in Ireland with one of my favourite pipers, Mikie Smyth. I’ll be playing a solo recital in Melbourne later in the year as the culmination of that project, including premieres of new music by Luke Paulding and Jeanette Little. I’m tremendously excited about this so expect to hear a lot more…

And for the Next Wave Festival in May I’ll be performing a new opera/theatre piece for solo performer/professional weirdo by Dylan Sheridan. We’ll start working on that in a couple of weeks at the Peacock Theatre in Hobart so I’ll let you know more as it reveals itself.

And before the new year hits I’ll be playing two sets at the Falls Music & Arts Festival in Lorne with the inimitable Baba Yaga Orkestar. In fact, I really should get some sleep before our early start.

Bye for now,

Matt