Thursday 02, February 2017
If you are a harpist - don't miss this: the second Virtual Harp Summit goes live March 9-15. It's FREE. This time focussing on Technique, presented by Dr. Diana Rowan, wonderful creative harpist in San Francisco. I'm presenting a talk on my three essentials - fitness, looseness & adaptability. Again an interesting and unusual line up including disciplines across the board, from heavy classical to sublime healing. Check it out here:
Thursday 02, February 2017
International Womens Day 2017: Tyssia Wahnawe brings together musicians and women singers from different perspectives; singers, musicians, mothers, sisters in an exchange and sharing of music. The artists include Angéla Boucko, lullaby and fervent defender songs IAAI languages (Loyalties Island), caring for the children of her island. Rosi Garrido, a Brazilian singer who lives recently in New Caledonia and involved in the fight against breast cancer. Edelo & Amelan from Nengoné Island, Marianne Cahnemez, Yaya, singers from North of New caledonia, Aurelie Hamaide. Ela To'omaga Samoan artist weaver, and poet Marie Tamole, contemporary dance and an exhibition of paintings. Don't forget the amazing bands behind the women!
Saturday 11, February 2017
The Cairns Harp Connection kicked off with a day long workshop led by Joy Zahner and myself. We had a dozen harpists on the day, from pre-beginners - never touched a harp - to seasoned players. Lots of fun and learning had by all, and everyone playing away by the end of the day. We focused on getting good position and relaxed technique, as well as learning tunes and improvisation. A happy and inspiring day!
Connect with the CHC at www.facebook.com/cairnsharpconnection.
Wednesday 05, October 2016
A rare opportunity to hear Ros perform in Australia on the tarhu with some of the collaborating artists from the CDs, celebrating 10 years of her work in a short concert. I'll be joining Ros for one piece inspired by our late night improvisations in the Basilica Cistern in Turkey. Harpist Mary Doumany will join Ros for a performance of their collaborative project Windharps which premiered at the World Harp Congress. Plus many more fascinating artists.
Entry by Donation and all proceeds and CD sales to Global Youth Citizens Crete. The Auditorium, 75 Reid St, North Fitzroy. October 5, 2016 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday 29, September 2016
Lorraine Biggs, Lila Meleisea, Dane Chisholm - Three artists explore the magnificent Tasmanian Blue Tier highland forest in this exciting hybrid show.
Exhibition to be opened by Jonathan Kimberley, with guest musicians Natalia Mann, Karlin Love, Liam O'Leary, Robbie Cameron and Simon Homes.
In this stunning work, the musicians will be responding to the artworks in a live artistic experiment which seeks an expression of the resonance of the Blue Tier Forest.
6:00pm Thursday 29 September
Exhibition runs 30 Sept - 29 Oct, 2016
23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah, Tasmania