Category: Artists


_MG_1164.jpgAs an active composer, the work of Amadeus Julian Regucera (b.1984) engages with the embodied and acoustical energy of sound and its production, the erotics of performance, the musical vocabulary of popular music, and noise.

He has had the opportunity to present works at ManiFeste, the Festival Musica, Voix Nouvelles (France), the Resonant Bodies Festival and the SONiC Festival (New York), the Havana Festival of Contemporary Music as part of the American Composers Forum artist delegation, the Hong Kong Modern Academy, the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, the Impuls Academy (Austria), June in Buffalo, the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts.

His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, JACK string quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, EXAUDI vocal ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and Duo Cortona.

In addition to concert music, his practice intersects with visual and performance art, most notably in the piece Communication (2013), which was featured at the Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten in Graz, Austria as part of the group show Seelenwäsche and a collaboration for performer, Schlachtfeld (a) with choreographer Elysa Wendi.

Upcoming projects include a new piece for Ensemble Linea for the 2017 edition of the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, France and a new piece for bassoonist Adrian Morejon. Amadeus holds degrees in Music from the University of California, San Diego (B.A. 2006) and the University of California, Berkeley (PhD, 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Madelyn Byrne is a Professor of Music at Palomar College where she has been on the
faculty since 2000. She is an active composer of both acoustic and computer music.
Some recent pieces include The Decorah Eagle Violin Concerto (composed for Ulli
Reiner and the Palomar Symphony Orchestra), In A Winter Landscape (for bass flute and computer, commissioned and recorded by Peter Sheridan for MOVE Records), Arrival (computer music with video art by Lily Glass, recorded to DVD for Everglade Records), and Northern Flight (for piano and computer, recorded by Peter Gach for Innova Records).

Madelyn’s music has been presented in a variety of venues in Europe, Asia, Australia and
North America. Some recent performances include The New York City Electroacoustic
Music Festival, The Society of Composers, Inc. (National Conference), The International
Computer Music Conference, The Australasian Computer Music Conference, College
Music Society, and Electronic Music Midwest among others.
Madelyn completed her DMA in Composition at The Graduate Center in 1999. Her
composition teachers include Charles Dodge, John Corigliano, and David Olan. The
compositions for her dissertation were done while she was a guest composer at Columbia
University’s Computer Music Center.

Meet the musicians – Kim Tan

KimTan.jpgKim Tan is a diverse musician who has developed a practice of performance that embraces the constantly evolving world of contemporary music.

Studying with teachers such as Mardi McSullea, Greg Dikmans, Lawrence Whiffin, and Margaret Crawford, Kim has also performed in masterclasses and lessons with international soloists including Michael Cox (the Royal Academy of Music, London) and Katherine Kemler (Louisiana State University).  In 2009, Kim travelled to Germany to have flute lessons with Camille Hoitenga (Cologne) and international soloists including; Andras Adorjan (Musikhochschule Munich), Felix Renggli (Musikhochschule Freiburg), and Renate Greiss-Armin (Musikhochschule Karlsruhe).

Kim is completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne. She is in constant search for challenges or ways to renew her approach to practice. With violinist Lizzy Welsh, Kim has commissioned and performed acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions for baroque violin and traverso by composers including Peter de Jager and Alexander Garsden. She also performs regularly with Melbourne based ensembles such as Astra Music Society, and ARCKO Symphonic Ensemble and has collaborated and performed with ensembles such as Golden Fur. She has premiered works by Thomas Meadowcroft and Klaus Lang, her repertoire also includes local premiers of works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Liza Lim, Elliot Carter, and Morton Feldman.

28244-Web.jpgLaura Tanata completed her Masters of Music Performance at the Australian National University School of Music in 2007, under the tuition of harpist Alice Giles. Laura has been a member of the Seven Harp Ensemble (SHE) since the early 2000s when it was previously known as the Kioloa Harp Ensemble.

Laura has also been involved with the Griffyn Ensemble since 2006; an active Canberra based chamber ensemble with a passion of presenting rarely performed works and new music, often with a unique theatrical flair.

In 2011, Laura founded her own business, Vermilion Music, with the ambition to cater music for all occasions. For further information visit her Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/VermilionMusic

The harp has given Laura plenty of opportunities to travel Australia and the world, visiting cities such as San Francisco, Beijing and Aberdeen. She has released an album with SHE and is currently planning to record with the Griffyn Ensemble in 2017.

Ed Ferris Headshot 2016.JPGClarinet maverick, Ed Ferris is rapidly creating a name for himself as an exciting performer, teacher and conductor of young ensembles in Australia.

Ed graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a double degree in Music and Creative Arts, studying clarinet with David Thomas. In 2013 he returned for postgraduate studies with Paul Dean.

As a performer, Ed is versatility personified. He has given sold out performance with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, junk-yard-gypsy folk band, Eyal & the Skeleton Crew, and the avant-garde Forest Collective.

Ed is also a sought after teacher and clinician. He holds teaching and conducting positions at Genazzano FCJ College and Siena College. He has conducted ensembles at Border Music Camp (NSW) and Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s Summer School. In 2016 Ed toured regional Victoria with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s education team, delivering workshops and performances to primary and high school students.

Ed is thrilled to return to 3 Shades Black after playing in their very first performance in 2012.

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Allison is an accomplished trumpet player, composer and arranger based in Melbourne, Australia. Since finishing her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music, Allison has performed regularly as a casual musician with Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Darwin Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra and alongside Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Australian Chamber Orchestra musicians in various initiatives. Allison has had her original compositions and arrangements performed internationally including appearances at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival as well as in Australia. Allison is also the founder of Kammervolk: Chamber People; a new music and arts collective devoted to commissioning and presenting new works combining multiple art forms. 

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Stephanie Arnold is an Australian cellist working as a freelance performer and instrumental teacher. Since studying both in Australia and in Germany Stephanie now performs in a variety of orchestral and chamber groups in Melbourne.

In Europe she worked with Christina Vantzou and performed throughout Belgium and Germany, supporting artists such as Nils Frahm and Max Richter, taking part in several contemporary music festivals. Stephanie has a broad interest in experimental and contemporary music, and a particular interest in performance works with a focus on storytelling and community engagement.

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Justine Anderson completed her Masters degree in voice at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008 and completed a fellowship at A.N.A.M. in 2015.
She has had wide performance experience as both a soloist and ensemble singer and has a particular passion for contemporary music, having performed works by masters such as Boulez, Berio, Grisey, Feldman, Furrer, Gifford, Salonen and Ligeti. Her work with new music groups include concerts with Bang on a Can, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Icon Trio, Hutes, Astra, Melbourne University’s New Music Studio, Forrest Collective and as a guest artist at A.N.A.M.
Justine is principal soprano with the Melbourne based opera company Emotionworks opera and her roles include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Michaela in Carmen, The Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Tosca in Tosca and Violetta in La Traviata. In 2013 she played Brunhilda as part of a collaboration between Emotionworks and Opera Australia’s Melbourne Ring Festival.

Other highlights include a performance as a nightclub singer in the short film ‘The Black Pine Road’, a role in the play Orphanage of Animals (Awarded the Medal of Ulm, Germany 2012) and Matthew Hindson’s opera Love Death Music Plants. Justine has also worked with Inventi Chamber Ensemble and as a soloist in various Oratorio performances. Festival performances include B.I.F.E.M, Canberra Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Spring Festival, Darebin Music Feast and Melbourne Fringe Festival.

In 2008 Justine recorded for the ABC the Australian premiere of the Alberto Ginastera work Cantata for Magic America as part of the Simplot International Masterclass Series. In 2016 Justine recorded Jonathan Mills Ethereal Eye and performed this work as part of the Melbourne Festival. In 2017 Justine’s group Icon Trio, will accept an invitation to tour Scotland with their Scot’s Haiku project.

nirmali-fennNirmali Fenn is a Sri Lankan-born Australian composer. She received her initial music education in Australia from the universities of New South Wales and Melbourne, graduating with high distinction. With the support of a prestigious Clarendon Fund Scholarship, she later read music at Oxford University, U.K. She has worked on the faculties of the University of Hong Kong, New York University, University of New South Wales and currently works at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

Nirmali’s music often involves a lot of theatre and she has collaborated with some of Asia’s most respected choreographers, such as Pun Siu Fai and Daniel Leung. Her collaboration with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company opened the 9th Guangdong Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China.

Nirmali has served as composer-in-residence at a number of major European festivals, most notably the Lakes District Summer Music Festival in the U.K. and the Saxophone Habanera Festival in Poitiers, France. Of the first performance of her song cycle Over Exposed at Abbaye Royaumont in Paris, Le Monde praised it as “standing out in the genre of ‘songs’ of today” and La Croix described it as “deeply moving”. Her compositions have been performed by the Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Cairn, Ensemble Linea, the Kuss Quartet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tin Alley String Quartet, Sounds Underground, the Endymion Ensemble, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Concorde, the S.E.M Ensemble, Prague Modern and the Eastman Broadband Ensemble.

Through her music, Nirmali often challenges performers to ‘see’ with their ears and construct spatial ‘views’ of their surroundings. She believes that sound is one tool to give audiences the chance to experience the volume of the space in which they exist.

“Your music is like a work by a great artist. From every perspective, the proportions are perfect”
Wolfgang Rihm

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Marc Yeats

Composer and visual artist Marc Yeats has gained international renown over the last 20 years, through his works being commissioned and performed by world famous orchestras such as The Halle, London Sinfonietta, BBC and Tokyo City Philharmonic’s, New York Miniaturists Ensemble and many more. His work has often been featured in BBC broadcast commissions, as well as in Germany, US, New Zealand and elsewhere.

The chance to be one of just 10 participants at the famous Hoy Summer School introduced him to the legendary Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, who maintained a keen interest in Marc’s career up to his recent sad passing. Indeed, it was he who conducted Marc’s first commission for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the St Magnus Festival almost two decades ago.

Among his many compositions are: ‘I See Blue’ (his first orchestral work), ‘the round and square art of memory for piano and orchestra [BBC Philharmonic commission] and ‘My Blood Is As Red As Yours’ commissioned by The Halle to celebrate World Aids Day 2008.

Today, positioned as a leading contemporary composer, Marc is managed by Noel Music Management. He continues to expand his musical horizons in work with mobile technologies and in developing a range of asynchronous structures in his compositions.