Bowlines
Jun
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
11:00am11:00am

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
8:30pm 8:30pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Holler & Jump
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Holler & Jump

Holler & Jump is a convergence of experienced improvisers in music and dance. This month Myfanwy will join drummer Chris Lewis and bassist Alistair Watts on her unique Tasmanian Huon pine and sassafras 5-string viola.

Yogalab - 494 Lygon St Brunswick East 

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VCA Graduate Symposium
Jul
17
to Jul 18

VCA Graduate Symposium

 

 

 

Myfanwy will present developments in her Masters research to date on the poetics of virtuosity and failure in creative practice. Myfanwy will present in the Founders Gallery from 2:45-3:15pm. Reservations and programs details can be accessed here.

Founders Gallery VCA St Kilda Rd
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La Tin Shed Orquesta
Jul
11
to Jul 12

La Tin Shed Orquesta

Violinist Katriona Tsyrlin and Myfanwy Alderson on viola will be guesting for the third time with tango instrumental group La Tin Shed Orquesta. The concert is in the beautiful and atmospheric setting of St Stephen's Anglican Church Richmond. You'll be taken on a sumptuous and intricate journey with exceptional musicians, all underpinned by the irresistible rhythmic Latin drive that is tango.

The Orquesta has planned a diverse program ranging from golden era tango of the 1940's and 50's through the more adventurous Astor Piazzolla tangos and on to Tango Nuevo from Beytelmann and Bragato. La Tin Shed Orquesta are John Goldsworthy - Arranger & Double Bass, Sophie Dunn - Violin, Karina Di Sisto - Cello, Emily Kimpton - Flute, Jack Mithen - Guitars & Suzanne Andrews - Piano.

"For me, tango was always for the ear rather than the feet."  Astor Piazzolla

Saturday 11 July 6pm

St Stephen's Church
360 Church Rd Richmond

Tickets $20/$10 at the door
Complimentary wine and cheese from 5.30pm

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Dances with Lyrebirds
Jul
5
to Jul 6

Dances with Lyrebirds

Myfanwy performs on solo 5string viola with dancer Gretel Taylor for the opening of exhibition Dances with Lyrebirds at Burrinja Cultural Centre on July 5th and again at The Memo, Healesville on July 31. 

 

Dances with Lyrebirds draws upon the sensory experience of the forest, lyrebird encounters and mythologies to respond to this unique brid through dance, photography and sound art. Other artists involved are Kate Baker and Anthony Magen. A program of community events offers the opportunity to be inspired by this wondrous creature. 

 

Sunday 5 July 2pm

Burrinja Culturla Centre

Cnr Glenfern Rd & Matson Hwy, Upwey

 

Friday 31 July 6pm

The Memo

235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

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In The Company of Others
Jun
26
to Jun 28

In The Company of Others

Footfall Ensemble present dance/music performance 'In The Company of Others'. Footfall are dancers Suze Smith, Naree Vachananda and Philipa Rothfield, with director Alice Cummins and Myfanwy Alderson on viola and fretless bass guitar.

We are interested in improvisation – its risks, delights and emergent potentiality. The work’s lineage is the post-modern dance movement that emerged from Judson Church, NYC in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Friday 26 June 8pm

Saturday 27 June 5pm & 8pm

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