jazz and improvised music


 

Summer Jazz: the Page of Madness suite  - Phillip Johnston with special support by Gary Daley & Paul Cutlan
DATE Saturday 11 February 2017
TIME 8pm- Special Support Artist
9pm - Headline Performance
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $38/$35/$32/$25
(Non-Member, Multi-Tix, Memb/Conc, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940
 
 

THE PAGE OF MADNESS SUITE - PHILLIP JOHNSTON (9pm)


Phillip Johnston’s Page of Madness: Suite for Improvisers is based on Johnston’s original score for Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 1926 Japanese silent film, Kurutta Ippeji (A Page of Madness). The work was premiered at the Lincoln Centre in 1998 and later had its Australian premiere at The Sydney Film Festival in 2008. The Suite for Improvisers was created from themes used in the film score and some of the structures, which applied improvised music to silent film scoring. The music is a vehicle
for a group of stellar Sydney improvisers, in the spirit of large ensemble works such as the music of the New York Composers Orchestra. Johnston was an originating member of this in the late 1980s. This film-score-without-a-film is both haunting and exhilarating.



PHILLIP JOHNSTON soprano saxophone PETER FARRAR alto saxophone SANDY EVANS tenor saxophone ANDREW ROBSON baritone saxophone JASON NOBLE clarinet PAUL CUTLAN bass clarinet ALEX SILVER trombone JAMES GREENING trombone DARYL PRATT vibraphone
MATT MCMAHON piano LLOYD SWANTON bass HAMISH STUART drums

MORE INFO:
Review on Phillip Johnston - Page of Madness Suite in SMH
Article on Philip Johnston by John Shand in SMH
Interview of Philip Johnston on Jazz Australia
Phillip Johnston's Website





GARY DALEY AND PAUL CUTLAN (8pm)


“This duo is doing some of the most interesting combinations of composed and improvised music that I’ve heard in Australia...An amazing performance...pure pleasure for the listener.” Philip
Johnston, composer
Gary Daley and Paul Cutlan have established a unique musical collaboration, discovering their shared passion for twentieth century classical, jazz, world music and free improvisation. From Messiaen to Bartok, Fats Waller to Steve Swallow, traditional African to atmospheric “improv”, Gary and Paul create music of colour, beauty and emotion.

GARY DALEY piano, accordion PAUL CUTLAN clarinet, bass clarinet