jazz and improvised music


freedman jazz series event: From ether at the powerhouse museum 
DATE Saturday 12th April 2014
TIME 2:00pm
VENUE The Powerhouse Museum
TICKETS $25/$20/$15
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Photo credit- Chris Hadfield

Join us for a unique performance as part of the world space party, Yuri’s night. Inspired by photographic images taken by Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station, pianist Andrea Keller has composed an ethereal and haunting soundscape accompanied by Phil Slater, trumpet and guitarist Geoff Hughes. A moving experience of visual images, take a journey around the earth from a star’s perspective.

This special performance is the first in a series of jazz concerts highlighting the extraordinary work of past Freedman Music Fellows. The series has been initiated by SIMA and The Music Trust with support by the Freedman Foundation to provide ongoing opportunities to promote and support the work of Australia's finest jazz artists. 

From Ether is the latest project from Freedman Fellow Andrea Keller (2001) and becomes the live and visceral sound scape for stunning photographic images tweeted down to Earth by Commander Chris Hadfield during his term residing and working on the International Space Station.

Andrea has specially reworked this piece to incorporate jazz trumpeter Phil Slater.  You can view the Melbourne performance with vocalist Gian Slater on the yoputube video below.

Andrea Keller (piano) Phil Slater (trumpet) Geoff Hughes (guitar)


The Freedman Jazz Fellowship is amongst the most prestigious award for jazz in Australia, and presented each year by The Music Trust and the Freedman Foundation. 

The cash prize, awarded to professional artists 35 or under,  give musicians a boost and enhances their profiles as they take the next important steps in their careers. Andrea Keller was the first recipient of the Fellowships in 2001 and since receiving the honor, Andrea has gone on to win numerous awards including three ARIA awards and a Australia Council Fellowship.

With thanks to the Canadian Space Agency, Commander Chris Hadfield
Partners Powerhouse Museum and Yuri's Night

What is Yuri’s Night?
Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle.


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