Our next Experiment show is supporting our good friend and pinball fanatic Ben Mastwyk for his album launch at The Melba Spiegeltent on Friday June 1st. Also playing a set is the lovely and mysterious Freya Josephine Hollick. Come see us play what we call 'songs'. Get your tickets while you can here at Moshtix.
The Experiment's next show is supporting our good friends Ben Mastwyk and His Millions launch their new single on Friday June 1st at the Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, and also along for the ride for a night of psychedelic ramblings and honky tonk samplings is Freya Josephine Hollick. You can get your tickets here!
The next Experiment gig coming up will be on Sunday May 6th at The Standard in Fitzroy. You want musical rambling, we got it. Two sets of it, in fact.
My music isn't being featured this time, but the next New Stage concert is taking place on Wednesday May 2nd at Some Velvet Morning in Clifton Hill from 8:30pm. Come along to hear new music from May Lyon, Luke Speedy-Hutton, Wayne Kington, and Eli Simic-Prosic.
I've just recently received a proper recording of the Flinders Quartet performing my piece Agadez, which is the second part of my first String Quartet that was written last year. It's from the live concert at The Docklands, and they do a really wonderful job of it; it was a privilege to work with such wonderful musicians. I hope you enjoy listening to it here:
If you wanted to watch the full concert, it's up online here too. It really was a great event.
All's well in CP Experiment land. We've been working on some new tunes, and also thinking about recording. However, we are also well aware that thinking about recording and actual recording are not the same thing. It's a start, though.
Things keep rolling on. We've got more shows in the near future, and we've been working on new tunes too.
Saturday February 3rd @ The Union Hotel, Brunswick. Two sets from 9:00pm.
Saturday February 17th @ Coburg RSL Family and Members Day. Two sets from 4:30pm.
Saturday February 17th @ Drunken Poet, North Melbourne. Two sets from 9:00pm.
Saturday March 3rd @ The Labour in Vain, Fitzroy. Two sets from 8:00pm.
Looks like we love playing two sets. It means more music, so what's not to love?
2018 is off to a pretty good start. We've got more shows coming up and here they are:
Sunday January 28th @ The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, w/ Cookie Baker, 3:00pm.
Saturday February 17th @ Coburg RSL Members and Family Day, Coburg, sometime in the PM.
Saturday February 17th @ Drunken Poet, North Melbourne, two sets, 9:00pm.
Saturday March 3rd @ The Labour in Vain, Fitzroy, two sets, 8:00pm.
If you missed our show at The Standard last week and are curious to see what you missed, we recorded the second set. Here it is for you to enjoy:
What a year 2017 has been. We've played shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and numerous shows in our hometown of Melbourne too. I've also had one of my pieces for string quartet performed by one of Australia's finest string quartets, and written a bunch more pieces of chamber music that will be performed in the new year. It's been great. Sincere thanks to everyone who's bought, downloaded, or streamed our music, came to our gigs, or said nice things about us.
We'll be back in the new year with new music, more gigs, and will be trying to get out and about around the country again too. Our first show of the year is Sunday January 7th at The Standard in Fitzroy.
As a holiday gift to you all, here's a complete version of one of our most recent gigs in Melbourne for you to listen to, and download if you like. It's complete with crowd noise, an out-of tune guitar at one point (that'll teach me to try and bend the strings too far whilst using a capo), and our special guest Ryan Brewer on keyboards. Hope you enjoy it.
I am having one of my pieces for String Quartet performed by The Flinders Quartet at a public concert at The Library on the Dock on December 5th at 6:00pm. I'm incredibly honoured and incredibly excited to hear it performed by such a fine group of chamber musicians. The Quartet are also performing works by up and coming Australian composers such as Matt Laing, Clare Johnston, Natalie Nicholas, and Ella Macens. If you wish to come along, it's free to do so (but a donation always helps if you can spare it), and you can book tickets here.
If you aren't in Melbourne or nearby though, you will be able to livestream the performance when it's on, thanks to the wonder of the internet. It will be streamed from the Flinders Quartet website at http://www.flindersquartet.com/ so jump on there at 6:00pm on December 5th to check it out.
They also have a Pozible campaign going (which ends on November 21st!) to support the costs associated with the filming and livestreaming - so if you can help with even a little bit, that would be fantastic.
The next Experiment gig will be on Friday Dec 8th at The Retreat in Brunswick. We'll be supported by former Experimenter Ryan Brewer and his original project Silver Springs. It's our last gig for the year, so come along if you can.
The Experiment's next show is on Saturday November 18th at The Labour in Vain in Fitzroy. Two sets of unadulterated pop music masquerading as extended improvisation, exotic mysticism, and weltschmerz.
Yesterday I took part in a workshop with Flinders Quartet and also Mary Finsterer of one of my string quartet pieces for an upcoming concert on December 5th at Library at The Docklands. It's a big thrill to have one of my compositions played by such a seasoned and respected group of performers. The performance is open to the public and will not only feature my music, but a number of other talented composers including Clare Johnston and Matt Laing. Come along and here some great music.