It is my great pleasure to announce the upcoming release of my debut solo album The Target Has Disappeared on the brilliant Swiss label Discreet Editions.
The album comprises some of my favourite new works for baroque violin composed by excellent composers and special friends Natasha Anderson, Alexander Garsden, and Sam Smith. We recorded in various stages over the past few years, with lots of pandemic- and life-related interruptions along the way. I’m so humbled that it has all come together, and grateful to my label and the inimitable Clara de Asís and Mara Winter for releasing it into the world.
And see some reviews by: Michele Palozzo at Esteroshere; Ben Harper at Boring Like a Drill here; and Peter Margasak at Bandcamp here, where we made The Best Contemporary Classical on Bandcamp: April 2023!
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
Van Diemen’s Band made this incredible film with the generous support of Arts Tasmania. I was stuck in the murky depths of Melbourne lockdown for the audio recording phase, but was very grateful to make it down for the filming, and I’m pretty proud of what we’ve done here.
Check out the glorious Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna here:
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.