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New Recording with Sean Foran and Kristin Berardi

I'm excited to spend two days recording new music by Sean Foran with Kristin  Berardi and Sean in Brisbane this week. This music music was written to explore interaction between electronics/effects and improvisation. It's going to be fun!

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Dave Panichi Big Band at Lazybones, July 31

It's going to be a pleasure playing with the Dave Panichi Big Band at Lazybones in Marrickville on Wednesday, July 31.

Dave's writing is heaving and the band will be awesome.

Doors/ Bar/ Restaurant 7pm incl $10 pizzas. 

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Creative Fusions Workshop in Brisbane at QPAC

For the third year in a row I have been happy to be a part to the Sounds Across Oceans/Creative Fusions Workshop.This is a beautiful 3 day program aimed to make music across many different styles and is inclusive for…

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Creative Development Residency

In late June/early July I will be undertaking a creative residency with some very fine and diverse artists in South East Queensland.

In preparation for the Arts Ablaze Festival in October, 7 artists will spend time together exploring music…

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Awarded PPCA/Australia Council Recording Grant!!!

I'm very excited and grateful to have been awarded a PPCA/Australia Council Recording Grant. The funding will support a big project in 2020 with Camerata, The Australian Voices and myself for an extended work exploring concepts of sinking cities and…

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Mini tour with Ed Kuepper's The Aints!

It was a pleasure playing with rock legend Ed Kuepper's The Aints! for a string of shows in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Northern NSW.

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Workshops with the Queensland Music Festival

I'm looking forward to working with students from the Communities of Aurukun, Coen and Hopevale as part of the Queensland Music Festival Cape York Music Program. This is an initiative aiming to provide an opportunity for students to gain instrumental…

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Artist in Residence in Bundanon, May, 2019

It was a pleasure to be Artist in Residence in Bundanon, NSW in May where I was able to focus on creating new music in the very inspiring Musician's Cottage.

This is an amazing place that belonged to and…

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Rafael Karlen Quintet at JMI Live, November 15

On Thursday, November 15 I will be joined by many of Brisbane’s finest improvising musicians for an evening of lyrical and creative original music at JMI Live. For this performance we will be playing my new compositions from my newly…