Creative Music Intensive
CREATIVE TEAM for 2017
Bae Il Dong, Daniel Wilfred, David Wilfred, Peter Knight, Chris Hale, Simon Barker, Sunny Kim, and Sam Curkpatrick.
"The opportunities that exist in Australia for dialogues with Asian cultures are among the most exciting prospects for Australian musicians. Improvised practice, which is at the core of the AAO, is an ideal platform for facilitating these dialogues. This residency is conceived to extend the role of the AAO as a central player in the fostering of cross-cultural links with Asia."
- Peter Knight, Artistic Director
Congratulations to the following artists who will be joining us at the 2017 Creative Music Intensive...
Natasha Trinkle, cello, VIC
Karen Berger, percussion and voice,VIC
Kayleigh Pincott, voice, QLD
Hannah Reardon-Smith, flute, QLD
Joshua Bennier, trombone, VIC
Jack Lincoln, trombone, NSW
Joseph Batrouney, drums,
Miles Rooney, trumpet, VIC
Oscar Mo Peterson, bass, NSW
Alexandra Rindfleish, piano, VIC
Andrew Saragossi, saxophone, QLD
Corrina Bonshek, composition and guitar, QLD
Gideon Brazil, saxophone, VIC
Matthew Harris, piano, NSW
Tina Stefanou, voice, VIC
Helen Svoboda, bass, QLD
Alexander Inman-Hislop, drums, NSW
Benjamin Samuels, clarinet, VIC
Jacques Emery, bass, NSW
Joshua Kelly, saxophone, VIC
Tsz Kiu Pang, piano and composition, TAS
Bianca Gannon, piano and gamelan, VIC
Oscar Neyland, bass, VIC
Yeahjee (Chloe) Kim, drums, NSW
Dan Sheehan, piano, VIC
Julius Schwing, guitar, TAS
2017 Creative Music Intensive was a wonderful experience for all. Video will be available soon. Stay tuned for 2018 details
This year we will again focus on cross-cultural practice between traditional Korean music practices and Arnhem Land manikay (song).
The thirteen-day residency will be held in Tarraleah in the Tasmanian Central Highlands from 9 to 21 September.
The Creative Music Intensive residency, established in 2014, is conceived to provide a unique professional development program for musicians from Tasmania, across Australia and internationally that explores the meeting of cultures and practice.
Held at Tarraleah in the Tasmanian Central Highlands, the cultural focus in 2016 had two streams: Korean and indigenous Australian culture featuring extraordinary p'ansori singer Bae Il Dong and the Young Wagilak traditional songmen Daniel and David Wilfred from Arnhem Land. The program was co-directed by AAO Artistic Director Dr Peter Knight (composer/trumpet), with Dr Simon Barker (drums), Chris Hale (percussion/bass) and PhD scholar: wagilak manikay, Sam Curkpatrick plus special guest Sunny Kim (voice/electronics/composition) from Korea.
The ten-day practice-based residency was made up of daily lectures, small ensemble workshops and open group practical sessions bringing together the extraordinary cultural traditions of Arnhem Land manikay (song) and Korean traditional p'ansori. These approaches to human voice sound very different but there was much that also linked them: stories, improvisation, a focus on extreme refinement of vocal techniques, and repetitive/hypnotic rhythmic elements.
History of the Collaboration
The 2016 Creative Music Intensive was conceived upon strong and longstanding collaborative relationships, enabling a deep and trusting exploration of musical cultures. Simon Barker and Bae Il Dong's unique collaboration has spanned more than a decade, with numerous presentations of 'Chiri' (a trio with Scott Tinkler) culminating in the 2014 premiere of The Return of Spring with the full Australian Art Orchestra. The AAO's friendship with Daniel and David Wilfred also reaches back more than a decade and has seen the Crossing Roper Bar project tour across Australia, Asia and Europe.
Watch the 2016 Creative Music Intensive video wrap up here.
Listen to a podcast about the 2016 CMI, produced by Toby Frost at ABC Classic FM here.
Watch a video about the 2015 Creative Music Intensive here.
Watch a video about the 2014 Creative Music Intensive here.
Watch a video about the AAO's relationship with the Young Wagilak Songmen here.