Two years ago, whilst standing on a train platform in Frankfurt, I was notified that I was a recipient of a City of Melbourne Arts Grant for a concert series with my early music ensemble Harken Well in 2020. As we all know, things did not quite go to plan.
In addition to a global pandemic, our project faced multiple emergency surgeries, the unexpected and early arrival into the world of Harken Well’s youngest member, and a last-minute bike accident.
After several reimaginings, we are so pleased to share the results of this project- not a concert series, but a beautiful collaborative film/recording project featuring the unique architecture and acoustics of the Norla Dome- just in time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Stay safe, and hope to see you all in the new year xx
As the entire human population of the globe is aware, we are living through an unprecedented global pandemic due to the Coronavirus. In mid-March, this event effectively shut down the Australian arts industry overnight. We have no idea when we will be able to perform publicly again.
Needless to say, all my planned performing activities are on hold indefinitely. I hope to be able to share new dates with you soon. In the meantime, along with all my incredible colleagues, I’m busying myself creating and uploading digital content, and linking to existing online content.
There are hundreds of thousands of Australians employed in the creative sector who need support at this time. I encourage those of you who are able to explore online content, and ways to remunerate the creators of that content for their time and expertise.
So excited to be involved in Australia’s newest early music ensemble Van Diemen’s Band! VDB is the brain child of leading Aussie baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff, who not only has a penchant for creating amazing ensembles, but also for giving them the best name’s in the business! Stay tuned for more news.