TRE 1-Day Immersion
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

TRE 1-Day Immersion

A 1-day immersion into the theory and practice of TRE - Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises.

In this 1-day workshop, Certified TRE Provider Myfanwy (Min) Hunter will present the neurological, structural and psychological underpinnings of TRE - Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises. Participants will learn how to activate and regulate their own tremor response with the TRE exercises.

TRE is a simple and powerful physical practice that releases tension stored deep in the fight-flight muscles of the body, particularly the psoas. TRE is effective in releasing trauma, alleviating insomnia, anxiety, depression and chronic tension.

TRE is equally effective in helping individuals building neurological cohesion, vagal tone and psycho-emotional resilience. TRE is an excellent practice to prepare for performances, public speaking, meetings, exams, interviews and any life events where greater calm and neurological cohesion are desired.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of familiarity with the TRE practice. Bookings are essential as workshop numbers will be capped at 10 due to venue capacity.

Full address details will be sent on registration.

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TRE 2month course
Jul
24
to Sep 4

TRE 2month course

TRE is a simple and effective physical practice that helps release stored tension in the body. TRE is proven to be effective in releasing old patterns of trauma. It is equally effective in helping individuals prepare for performances, public speaking, music exams, interviews and any life events where greater calm and neurological cohesion are needed. Over the duration of this course you will:

Learn the Quickstart and Full TRE exercise sequences.
Learn to activate and navigate restorative tremors in the body.
Nourish your nervous system and release tension held in muscles.
Increase neurological resilience to everyday stressors.
Integrate TRE into your personal life.
Apply TRE to your performance and/or public speaking practice.
Learn the theory underpinning the practice of TRE.
Meet and connect with others who are interested in TRE, the arts and related somatic practices.

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Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Inflation Situation

A room. Small. Tall. Amplified quiet. Deflating skins. Transgressing borders. Exchanges in mass, movement and economy. Disrupted usage. Inflated feeds. Conflated lives. We have a situation. Where will the rest of us rest? Hunter with sound and Sinatra with the body will work with the physics, political, physical and phenomenological of a room within Siteworks with a rise, a fall, a rise, a fall over a one hour durational period.

Developed and performed with dancer Jonathan Sinatra for ‘house-body’ - a Tony Yap and TakashiTakigushi production.

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Nov
12
to Nov 24

Melaka Arts Festival

Myfanwy Hunter and dancer Susannah Keebler performed as part of the 2018 Melaka Arts and Performance Festival in the World Heritage city of Melaka, Malaysia. Festival Creative Director Tony Yap, Producer Takashi Takaguchi.

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May
28
to May 29

Music Research Conference

Myfanwy will present findings and future implications of her research into the Solo-Social Continuum at the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Music Research Conference. Myfanwy's presentation will take place from 12-1pm in the Agar Theatre. More info on the conference can be accessed here: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/mcm-grad-research-conference-2018/

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May
4
to May 5

Mountain to Mouth

An extreme 80km artwalk from the You Yangs south west of Melbourne to the mouth of the Barwon River. Myfanwy will conduct a Soundwalk along the duration of the walk and participate in site-responsive performances in collaboration with the EPA - Environment Performance Authority. 

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Trace Proportions at MAP Fest
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Trace Proportions at MAP Fest

Philomena Manifold – geologist, dancer, writer – will embody the geo data of the township Rainbow and surrounding terrain. Myfanwy Hunter – sound and visual artist – will record Philomena’s geological observations and draw her in motion throughout the performance. The culminating artworks will be torn and reassembled to form a geo-temporal depiction of their interaction.

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Bowlines
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Bowlines

Lead by violinist Ernie Gruner, Bowlines is a string trio incorporating improvised music scores with stories and conversations are created between musicians, audience and environment. Tonight they support Iranian musician Gelareh Pour with the launch of her new music group Garden. 
 

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Telopea
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Telopea

A site-specific peripatetic collection of micro-observations captured, made and replayed in sound throughout Telopea Gardens. Participants were invited to reflect on their interaction with the gardens through a series of written provocations - 'What is the tallest thing you can see right now? Get down on the ground, sniff it, describe it in five words. What is the temperature of the air like on your skin?' Myfanwy recorded these micro-observations onto a portable loop station. Participants then gathered under a canopy as she replayed, layered, looped, and manipulated these private micro observations in a collective close listening.

Telopea – the Waratah plant, from the Greek telopos, meaning seen from afar. 
Telo – extremity, completion, the end, finale.

Circling The Brink, PAVE Festival, Telopea Gardens, Emerald, Victoria, April 8th 2017. 
Videography: Vivienne Rogis

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Lilo Quartet
Jan
29
2:00 PM14:00

Lilo Quartet

Due to Lilo Quartet's sold out St Kilda concert on Saturday 28th January, they will perform Dvorak's "America" string quartet the following day at Parkville's resonant Wyselaskie Auditorium. The concert will also include Arvo Part's "Summa" for violin, 2 viola's and cello, Philip Glass String Quartet No. 5, and a piece from Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Entry to the performance is by donation. Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity. If you missed out booking for St Kilda follow this link to reserve your spot.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lilo-quartet-play-dvorak-glass-part-tickets-31277645279

 

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Lilo Quartet
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Lilo Quartet

Join Lilo Quartet for a morning of beautiful music at the St Kilda Library as they perform Dvorák String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Opus 96 AmericaLilo Quartet bring a fresh perspective to string quartet music. The joyously melodic America quartet will be their first performance for 2017. Lilo Quartet will also play selections from Phillip Glass String Quartet No.5 and Arvo Part's Summa. 

Ross Henderson - Violin I

Bronwyn Henderson - Violin II

Myfanwy Hunter - Viola

Carolyn Garnell - Cello

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lilo-quartet-plays-dvorak-booked-out-tickets-30711629310 

This performance is SOLD OUT. 

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Current
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Current

"A celebration of music made in the moment of performance - aimed at fostering community across the spectrum of age and experience.

The idea is for each grouping to be 'untried' prior to this event (as much as possible), and that there be a mix of age and experience. This will emphasise the experimental.

In having to negotiate a new situation. We hope that a spirit of generosity and mentorship will coax all participants to fearlessly leap forth…………………

As much as anything, this is an opportunity to hear each other, to hear our music in a relaxed but focused context and enjoy each others company."

Myfanwy will perform on as yet unknown instruments with unknown others.

 

 

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Four Things and More
Nov
4
8:30 PM20:30

Four Things and More

An evening hosted by Carmen Chan.

Derek McCormack - solo

Juana Beltran accompanied by Clinton Green, & Carmen Chan

Michael McNab - solo

Myfanwy Hunter + Juliana Espana Keller - sound/light duo with pianola projector machine and real time activated kitchenware. 

Time: 8pm doors open, 8.30pm start
Venue: Cross Street, Brunswick East
Entry by donation
BYO drinks

4 Things and More is initiated by Ren Walters and co-curated with Carmen Chan, Clinton Green, Myfanwy Hunter and Michael McNab.

 

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Romeo & Juliet
Oct
14
to Oct 16

Romeo & Juliet

Elnaz Sheshgelani performs Iranian interpretation of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, interweaving traditional Persian and naghali theatre. Myfanwy Hunter on sound/music. Simon Fisher projections.

La Mama Theatre

October 14, 15, 16 

Tickets: lamama.com.au/2016-spring-program/romeo-juliet

 

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THIS Ensemble
Oct
7
to Oct 8

THIS Ensemble

THIS Ensemble are a multidisciplinary improvised performance collective convened by Ren Walters... sounding/moving/living bodies exploring/expressing together with the audience in a shared space over a long period of time, breaking expectation, blurring social/performative realms, site-responsive live-art... anything goes. Clinton Green puts it well when he says "Anybody who says they know what THIS ensemble is is a liar."

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Tetrauq Quartet
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Tetrauq Quartet

Tetrauq Quartet perform on a boat in a paddock at Wild Things Festival near Castlemaine, Victoria. Tetrauq Quartet bring a fresh perspective to an exquisitely curated selection of string quartet repertoire from Bach and Hadyn through to Debussy, Ravel, Morricone, Philip Glass and more.

Ross Henderson - Violin I

Naomi Durston - Violin II

Myfanwy Hunter - Viola

Francesca Mountfort - Cello

Please note, Wild Things has been postponed to Feb 2017. For more information visit www.wildthingsfestival.com.au/whos-playing

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Four Things and More
Sep
3
to Sep 5

Four Things and More

Trio: Ren Walters, Myfanwy Hunter, Carmen Chan

Solo: Clinton Green

Solo: Michael McNab

Screening: 'If I am a musical thinker' (2007) Carmen Chan

+ Dur-é Dara, Ewen
+ on-the-spot collaborations and more...

Venue: Cross Street, Brunswick East
Entry by donation
BYO alcohol

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Holler & Jump
Aug
7
to Aug 8

Holler & Jump

Holler & Jump is a convergence of experienced improvisers in music and dance. Chris Lewis on drums; Alistair Watts on bass, pedals, effects and radios; Myfanwy on viola, fretless bass, plastic chicken, stuffed toy and voice. 

Yogalab - 494 Lygon St Brunswick East 

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THIS Ensemble
Aug
5
to Aug 7

THIS Ensemble

THIS Ensemble are a multidisciplinary improvised performance collective convened by Ren Walters... sounding/moving/living bodies exploring/expressing together with the audience in a shared space over a long period of time, breaking expectation, blurring social/performative realms, site-responsive live-art... anything goes. Clinton Green puts it well when he says "Anybody who says they know what THIS ensemble is is a liar."

https://www.facebook.com/events/666456856855157/

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Street Requiem
Jun
12
to Jun 13

Street Requiem

Street Requiem - For Those Who Have Died On The Streets

Myfanwy will perform in a string quartet along with the Choir of Hard Knocks for Street Requiem at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. Street Requiem aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets. It is a highly accessible, contemporary work including additional English, African and Persian lyrics alongside a modern setting of the traditional Latin texts. For more info and bookings visit this link:

Melbourne Recital Centre - 31 Sturt St Southbank

Bookings: www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au/sohk/event/street-requiem-melbourne-recital-centre/

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Imagine This...
Apr
15
to Apr 18

Imagine This...

A contemporary theatre event by performance artist Angela Clarke exploring the relationship of the body and creativity through movement, speech, voice and sound. Director Kirsten von Bibra, Music/Sound Myfanwy Hunter, Lighting Suze Smith.

The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
Fri 15, Sat 16, Sun 17 April 7:30pm

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Together//Apart
Mar
30
to Apr 3

Together//Apart

Conduit Arts 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy

Myfanwy collaborated with paper and performance artist Lauren Simmonds over 4 days and nights at Conduit Arts. The residency/performance series will provide an immersive opportunity for Lauren and Myfanwy to explore their shared interests in paper, light, sound and movement. The collaboration will investigate relationship to capacity, limitation and fragility within a dynamic context of co‐creating. The work is documented here www.togetherapartdepository.com

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Applied Improvisation Network Conference
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Applied Improvisation Network Conference

Myfanwy will be presenting a series of workshops and talks at the Applied Improvisation Network Conference in Montreal this September. The conference brings together people working with the principals of improvisation across business, emergency management, government sectors and the creative arts to consider opening up new pathways, conversations and approaches to the challenges that face us in contemporary work, social and private life. 

Workshops Myfanwy will present are Landance and Improvorch. Landance is a nocturnal immersive exploration in sounds and movement set amongst the conference surrounds of Mont-Tremblant, just north of Montreal. Improvorch is an approach to conducted ensemble improvisation. Both wokshops will be fun, interactive, immersive, connecting us with nature, creativity and with each other. Definitely bring your instruments and a willingness to dive in and play!

Check out the conference program for full details here: www.ainconference.org

Blueberry Lake, Mont-Tremblant, Montreal, Canada

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Senselab: Concordia University Montreal
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Senselab: Concordia University Montreal

Myfanwy presents her Masters research to-date on the poetics of virtuosity and failure in creative practice. The presentation will take place at Senselab - the 'laboratory for thought in motion' based at Concordia University. The talk will be part presentation, part Q&A and part particiaption.  Here is a link to the event on Facebook.

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

1215 Saint-Catherine, EV Building Room 10.785

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