Tue27Jan2015Wed28Jan20157:30pmLa Mama Courthouse Theatre349 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
3 Shades Black and La Mama Theatre are proud to present Homophonic!, an evening of new classical music by queer composers. Celebrating sapphic symphonists, homosexual harmonies and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.
Classical music has a rich heritage of LGBT musicians and composers, and this concert is celebrating the legacy of artists such as Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Copland and Cage, by performing the work of 20th and 21st century queer composers, in an exciting program that is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer.
We're bringing the disco ball to the concert hall! Come along to hear some of Melbourne's most in demand classical musicians play some outlandishly fabulous music, and experience the sound world of the LGBT composers of today.
45 Flinders Lane Melbourne
The Rolling Wave is a recital of music performed by Matthew Horsley on the complex, evocative and eccentric uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes), as the culmination of his JUMP mentorship with renowned Irish musician Mikie Smyth. The program will include Matthew’s interpretations of the jigs, reels, hornpipes and slow airs that comprise the traditional Irish piping repertoire as well as world premieres by Luke Paulding, Jeanette Little and Matthew Horsley. The Rolling Wave will offer a glimpse into the rich history of the piping tradition while simultaneously exploring new possibilities for this rarely-heard instrument in the twenty-first century.
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282 Collins St Melbourne
Against sensible judgement, I've decided to interpret some JS Bach selections on uilleann pipes as part of the Bach in the Subways, an international celebration of Bach's music. There'll be a variety of musician's playing between 1 and 3:30pm. My slot's at 2:40pm.
Bendigo South East College Theatre
Ellis St, Bendigo
Delight in the traditional sounds of Irish Music and song. Be amazed by authentic Irish dancers and experience authentic Irish Drama at the Concert.
Internationally renowned uileann piper Mathew Horsley and the internationally acclaimed O’Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers will be performing, along with many others.
Directed by John Clancy
Tickets Adults $15 / Concession $12
$8 for 16 Years & Below
For information on bookings call Mr. John Clancy 54426649 ( until the 1st of March ) & Mr. Dan O’Riordan 54421903 ( after the 1st of March )
Exhibition Park, Canberra
Looking forward to a weekend of havoc at the Nash. Amongst other things I'll be playing for the Pipers' Gathering workshop with the excellent folk of the Celtic Piping Club. https://www.facebook.com/events/1567803646792188
um of Music
Looking forward to a night of madness for electric guitars and lesser instruments curated by the wonderful Stuart Fisher. I'll be playing some drum kit in Brendon Randall-Myers utterly excessive Double Double and Steve Reich's (also somewhat excessive) 2x5. And one hell of a band including Ken Murray, Peter Neville and Jacob Abela. Turn up, plug in, rock out...
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Looking forward to playing some amazing music by Kate Neal with a great band and dancers! Six shows - not to be missed...
Composer Kate Neal creates a compelling and intriguing multimedia exploration of signalling, communication and miscommunication.
Using physical, visual and aural encoding systems – Semaphore, Morse code, pennants, lights and binary code – three dancers and eight musicians synchronize in a coordinated choreography of bodies, music and animation, augmented by archival recordings of World War II signalmen to generate an immersive display of sound and vision.
FREE PUBLIC TALK:
Join Senior Naval Historical Officer at the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), John Perryman, as he provides a unique insight into the history and development of visual signalling used in naval communications over the past 200 years. Sat 30 May, 6.30pm
Excited for another great NCF at Portarlington. I'll be part of a presentation by the Celtic Piping Club and otherwise smashing some tunes with Australia's finest.
La Mama Theatre
205 Faraday St Carlton
Looking forward to decoding some of Carmen Chan's wonderful graphic scores at La Mama. Also featuring Carmen Chan and Simon Charles.
The Abbotsford Convent - The Oratory
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Rust In The Wheat, a part of the New Music Network's 2015 Mini-Series, is a confluence of acoustic and electronic sound. For one evening only at the Abbotsford Convent’s Oratory, XN (Stuart Fisher and Ryan Williams) and Matthew Horsley will perform a program of new music by Australian and international composers on an eclectic array of old and new instruments.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Matthew Horsley specialises in the uilleann pipes, a bellows-blown bagpipe iconic to Irish traditional music. He will present two works that he has commissioned from emerging Australian composers Jeanette Olivia Little and Luke Paulding, that use electronic sounds and processes to relocate the uilleann pipes into new sonic spaces. These will be coupled with the world premiere of Matthew Horsley’s own composition Rust In The Wheat, based on the sinuous apocalyptic prose of Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie Letter.
XN, a new collaboration between guitarist Stuart Fisher and blockflutist Ryan Williams, will present an exciting program of diverse sonic landscapes, interweaving the sounds and textures of a range of guitars and recorders through a complex array of live electronics. The set will feature two new semi-improvised works by XN which go beyond the standard technical capabilities of the instruments and then take another step into the sonic unknown through electronic manipulation. Also to be featured will be two European works which highlight contrasting aspects of the ensemble’s capabilities.
Tickets available from http://www.trybooking.com/
HWHU or at the door.
Looking forward to a fun weekend up in Yass. As well as general festival debauchery, I'll be playing in the Rolling Wave Suite - an original performance piece for orchestra and traditional band, voices and dance.
More at http://www.turningwave.org.au/
La Mama Theatre
205 Faraday St, Carlton
I'll be collaborating with the brilliant Sarah Wilmot for this performance at La Mama Musica.
Meditation in the Gardens of Moonlight will feature solos and duos from Sarah Wilmot and Matthew Horsley in a series of invocations, laments and lullabies, channeled through the timbres of uilleann pipes, voice, singing bowls, flutes and bells. The performance will draw on time-honoured musical traditions and contemporary improvised languages as it traverses the phases of the moon and the turning of the seasons.
Bookings at www.trybooking.com/130402
Fri02Oct20156pm and 9:30pm
83 Brunswick St Fitzroy
6pm and 9:30pm
I'll be playing in my second Fringe Festival show for this year. This time interpreting music by Miranda Hill, Naima Fine and Jennifer Torrence that came out of their residency in Yunnan, China. You could also come on Saturday but I won't be there...
Escape the bright city lights and come with us to the mountains of Yunnan. The white walls of Conduit Arts will be transformed into the mountains and memories of the Naxi people of Lashihai.
This new cross-media graphic score by Miranda Hill explores the melodies of family and natural histories; taking an ancient language and reinterpreting it through new musical expression.
FānYìShān translates the spoken languages of Lijiang into a musical language. It takes the natural melody of tonal languages and joyous inflection of storytelling, and sets them against the imposing mountainous horizon.
This work explores the intricacy of meaning, of what's gained and lost in the act of translation, of languages not taught in schools and a culture fighting assimilation. It tells a story of lived history, of a changing landscape, and a grandparent's love.
Created while in residency at Lijiang Studio, Yunnan, China, as part of the collaborative duo Fine Fine Small Mountain.
711 High St, Thornbury
Playing a solo set of pipering favourites at the lovely Farouk's Olive. Also featuring Ysk Lightspeed Chamber and Jeremy Rough.
Royal Parade, Parkville
I'll be presenting a free concert of new and old music for uilleann pipes as part of the University of Melbourne's lunchtime recital series. Including Jeanette Little's magnificent Barbaric Yawp and some of Dave Flynn's Five Etudes for Uilleann Pipes. And also featuring Trioc with myself, Allan Evans on harp/whistle and Cameron Hibbs on fiddle.
Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank
Playing my first orchestral gig in a long time with Arcko. We'll be celebrating Nigel Butterley's 80th birthday with a few of his compositions and a new piano concerto by Elliott Gyger.
Here it is! I'm very excited to launch my uilleann piping album, Australian Waters, and I'd love it if you could join me for an intimate acoustic concert. This will feature all the guests from my album, Mairead Hurley, Ado Barker, Elliott Folvig and Trioc. $10 on the door. Hope to see you there!
A residential address in Carlton which will be revealed when you book.
Behind the closed doors of a family home, Domicile brings together a series of sound works that investigate the body, the voice, and our personal, domestic lives. The audience is invited to explore the various spaces of the home at their own pace, with each room housing installations and performances. The viewer finds themselves in an unusually voyeuristic role, as if peeping into the private lives of the performers.
Including works by Aviva Endean, Vinko Globokar, Dale Gorfinkel, Georges Aperghis, Angelo Nicolas Solari Parra and Wojtek Blecharz.
Directed by Aviva Endean. Performed by Carolyn Connors, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Jenny Barnes, Niharika Senapati, Alexander Gellmann, Aviva Endean and Matthew Horsley. Set design by Romanie Harper.