Thursday 22 November 2018: Singles Club
+ Alice Chance (Infinity for Dinner)
Singles Club, curated by Bree van Reyk, brings together a collection of artists from different disciplines for a set of solo music/dance/art performances. Each piece will be a world premiere and the culmination of a one-on-one exchange between artists: Bree van Reyk, Kate Moore, Marcus Whale, Rhiannon Newtown, Cor Fuhler and Lauren Brincat. Alice Chance satisfies your craving for sonic loops with a new 'Infinity for Dinner' installation, inviting you to play with sound until you've sculpted the music to your taste.
Bree van Reyk - percussionist/composer writing a new piece for Kate Moore.
Kate Moore - composer/cellist writing a new piece for Marcus Whale
Marcus Whale - composer/electro popstar writing a new piece for Bree van Reyk
Lauren Brincat - visual/performance artist/composer making a new work for improvising musician/audience.
Rhiannon Newton - choreographer/performer creating a simultaneous solo with Bree van Reyk
Cor Fuhler - improvised musician/composer devising an installation performance for artist/audience.
Bree van Reyk - Composer/Performer
Bree van Reyk is an Australian percussionist, drummer, composer and sound artist. She has toured and recorded extensively throughout Australia and around the globe with the likes of Paul Kelly, Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasko, Lior, Katie Noonan, Darren Hanlon, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and many other songwriters and ensembles. Bree is long-standing member of Ensemble Offspring, Associate Director of Synergy Percussion, and was 2015 Artist in Residence at Campbelltown Arts Centre. As a composer Bree has been commissioned by Shaun Parker Company, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Dance Company, the MCA, NOMAD Percussion, and fashion designer Bianca Spender.
Kate Moore - Composer/Performer
Kate Moore is an award-winning composer of new music. She creates worlds of sound for acoustic and electroacoustic media and writes instrumental music, concert music, sound installations and more. She is the recipient of the 2017 Matthijs Vermeulen Prize, the most prestigious Dutch prize offered to composers, for her Canberra International Music Festival commissioned work The Dam based on the rhythm of environmental sounds of The Southern Highlands NSW. She has recently been awarded an APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund commission to continue her research into the environment and history of the Lower Hunter Valley as source material for a song cycle about the early settlers of this region, the intersection with Australia’s first people and the Country in which they simultaneously existed.
Marcus Whale - Composer/Performer
Marcus Whale is a Sydney based composer and musician. He is one half of electro-indie-pop superheroes Collarbones, and is also known for his collaborative work in Scissor Lock and Black Vanilla. Marcus has been commissioned by Synergy Percussion, the Song Company and Zubin Kanga.
Rhiannon Newtown - Choreographer/Performer
Rhiannon is a Sydney based dancer and choreographer. Her practice concentrates on the live-ness of dance and processes of repetition, problematising how a dancing spirit meets economies of production and authorship.
Cor Fuhler - Composer/Performer
Since the mid 1980s Cor Fuhler (1964) is a Dutch/Australian active composer, multi instrumentalist, improviser, instrument builder, artist, inventor, educator and scholar whose practice is an interdisciplinary one crossing into installation, dance, puppetry, comic strip, music theatre and site- specific performance.
Lauren Brincat - Artist/Performer
Lauren Brincat’s practice encompasses diverse media, from video and performance to sculpture and installation. Influenced by her formal training in painting, the artist considers herself to be ‘a painter despite not using a brush or paint’. Brincat’s work is held in a number of collections, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Chartwell Collection, Auckland; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; and SCEGGS Redlands Collection, Sydney.
Alice Chance (Infinity for Dinner)
Works by Alice Chance are becoming well-known in Australia and beyond. Ensembles which have commissioned or premiered her work include The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, The Song Company, Musica Viva for the Enigma String Quartet, Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, The Australia Piano Quartet, The Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, The Birralee Blokes,The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Luminscence Chamber Singers, The Australian Boys Choir, The Sydney Children’s Choir, The Australian Youth Choir and Sydney Youth Orchestras.