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Introducing, Aviva Endean: clarinets.

Aviva Endean is a Melbourne-based clarinettist and bass clarinettist whose performance practice spans a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts including experimental and improvised music, chamber music, inter-arts collaborations, gypsy, and klezmer music. 

A passionate exponent of new and unusual repertoire, Aviva has performed with some of Australia’s leading new music organisations, including Chamber Made Opera, Arcko Symphonic Project, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Team of Pianists, The New Music Network, Aphids, Astra Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Australia, and performed for festivals including Metropolis Festival, BIFEM, Tokyo Experimental Festival and The Melbourne Festival. From 2009-12 she co-directed Quiver, a new music ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and obscure contemporary art music, who directed carefully curated events intertwining contemporary music, improvisation and installation in unique listening events. Aviva has been a unique voice in Melbourne’s pioneer Gypsy-death-core band The Barons of Tang, who have been touring major festivals in Australia, NZ, Europe, Canada and the USA. She also writes for Mamushka, a five piece instrumental group who recorded their debut album Hamsa in 2011.

http://avivaendean.com/

I first met Aviva during the sessions for Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry album, on which she played some amazing contrabass clarinet parts. It’s such a pleasure playing alongside someone of such talent and gracious musicality. She’s also played In C with Bang On A Can, so it’s a real treat to have Aviva for our version of In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Aviva Endean: clarinets.

Aviva Endean is a Melbourne-based clarinettist and bass clarinettist whose performance practice spans a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts including experimental and improvised music, chamber music, inter-arts collaborations, gypsy, and klezmer music.

A passionate exponent of new and unusual repertoire, Aviva has performed with some of Australia’s leading new music organisations, including Chamber Made Opera, Arcko Symphonic Project, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Team of Pianists, The New Music Network, Aphids, Astra Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Australia, and performed for festivals including Metropolis Festival, BIFEM, Tokyo Experimental Festival and The Melbourne Festival. From 2009-12 she co-directed Quiver, a new music ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and obscure contemporary art music, who directed carefully curated events intertwining contemporary music, improvisation and installation in unique listening events. Aviva has been a unique voice in Melbourne’s pioneer Gypsy-death-core band The Barons of Tang, who have been touring major festivals in Australia, NZ, Europe, Canada and the USA. She also writes for Mamushka, a five piece instrumental group who recorded their debut album Hamsa in 2011.

http://avivaendean.com/

I first met Aviva during the sessions for Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry album, on which she played some amazing contrabass clarinet parts. It’s such a pleasure playing alongside someone of such talent and gracious musicality. She’s also played In C with Bang On A Can, so it’s a real treat to have Aviva for our version of In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Daimon Brunton: Trumpet.

Daimon Brunton has been playing professionally since 1997. Running his own quartet/quintet he has released four albums ‘Never Again Such Beauty’, ‘Unlimited Slip-Diff’, My Favourite Things’ and ‘Wah Sa’. Later this year Daimon will release ‘Now!’ with his brand new 8-piece soul/funk band ‘Soul Cupcake’. On top of his full-time instrument teaching commitments Daimon plays an intense schedule of freelance gigs with some of Melbourne’s best Bjg Bands and Soul Bands.

http://www.daimonbrunton.com/

You might have seen Daimon blowing his horn for Glasfrosch pianist Adam Rudegeair’s jazz quintet adaptation of Bowie songs earlier this year. Such great tone and flavour, so good to have him on board for In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Daimon Brunton: Trumpet.

Daimon Brunton has been playing professionally since 1997. Running his own quartet/quintet he has released four albums ‘Never Again Such Beauty’, ‘Unlimited Slip-Diff’, My Favourite Things’ and ‘Wah Sa’. Later this year Daimon will release ‘Now!’ with his brand new 8-piece soul/funk band ‘Soul Cupcake’. On top of his full-time instrument teaching commitments Daimon plays an intense schedule of freelance gigs with some of Melbourne’s best Bjg Bands and Soul Bands.

http://www.daimonbrunton.com/

You might have seen Daimon blowing his horn for Glasfrosch pianist Adam Rudegeair’s jazz quintet adaptation of Bowie songs earlier this year. Such great tone and flavour, so good to have him on board for In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Jennifer Kingwell: toy piano.

Jennifer Kingwell is a Melbourne-based performer, broadcaster, writer and composer. Born in Darwin and raised in Canberra, Kingwell is a classically-trained pianist with a background in electronic music and interactive multimedia. From performing punk ukulele anthems to lush piano compositions, cabaret numbers to epic pop ballads, Kingwell thrives on duality and versatility and continues to remind her audience that she is “a performer of delicious contrasts; from virtuosic pianist to pluckin’ ukelele player, vocally ranging from silver tongued angel to gruff pirate.” (Adelaide Tweet).

http://www.jenniferkingwell.net/

Some of us here at G’frosch are lucky enough to be a part of Kingwell’s own Fringe fest extravaganza, The Ninth Wave (visit her site for the details), so it’s awesome to have her bad ass skills on board for In C. 

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Jennifer Kingwell: toy piano.

Jennifer Kingwell is a Melbourne-based performer, broadcaster, writer and composer. Born in Darwin and raised in Canberra, Kingwell is a classically-trained pianist with a background in electronic music and interactive multimedia. From performing punk ukulele anthems to lush piano compositions, cabaret numbers to epic pop ballads, Kingwell thrives on duality and versatility and continues to remind her audience that she is “a performer of delicious contrasts; from virtuosic pianist to pluckin’ ukelele player, vocally ranging from silver tongued angel to gruff pirate.” (Adelaide Tweet).

http://www.jenniferkingwell.net/

Some of us here at G’frosch are lucky enough to be a part of Kingwell’s own Fringe fest extravaganza, The Ninth Wave (visit her site for the details), so it’s awesome to have her bad ass skills on board for In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Adam Simmons: saxophones, flutes, clarinets, shakuhachi, fujara & toys

Adam is a composer and sought after woodwind multi-instrumentalist, involved across many different scenes within Melbourne and beyond, performing contemporary jazz, punk, afro-beat, new music, traditional Japanese honkyo-ku, funk and free noise/improv. In 2004, Adam received a Special Award from the Freedman Foundation, facilitating a period of work and study in New York, Germany and Poland. For the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival, a special Retrospective of Adam’s work was held - featuring over 200 musicians in 40 configurations over three weeks. In the last twelve months, Adam has premiered major works in Italy, Greece and Australia, toured with Nick Tsiavos to Greece and Estonia, as well as creating and staging the Festival of Slow Music during August in Ballarat. Adam has just released a new recording of solo shakuhachi, with another due out soon of Crushing Thatch, a duo with David Brown.

Current ensembles include: Adam Simmons Toy Band, Adam Simmons Quartet, New Blood, Nick Tsiavos Ensemble, BOLT Ensemble, Embers, The Pearly Shells, Big Fela, Collider and Origami. 

Other artists that Adam has worked with include: Ernest Ranglin, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Brotzmann, Odean Pope, The Mavis’s, You Am I, KK Null, Ursel Schlicht, John Hollenbeck, Ned Rothenberg, Jacek Kochan, Noriko Tadano, Tony Gould, David Jones, bucketrider, Australian Art Orchestra, Kutcha Edwards, Legends of Motorsport, CW Stoneking, Bertie Blackman, Oh Mercy & Gotye

Adam also works as a visual art, creating music box assemblages and is represented by Catherine Asquith Gallery, Collingwood. In Oct 2010 he exhibited at the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland and has been a finalist for several art prizes, including the 2011 Hutchins Art Prize.

http://www.adamsimmons.com

Those who caught the Glasfrosch launch show for Aubades last year may remember Adam’s wailing set in the middle of the room. He’s joined us in the studio recently for our new record too, and we’re so glad he could join us for this show.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Adam Simmons: saxophones, flutes, clarinets, shakuhachi, fujara & toys

Adam is a composer and sought after woodwind multi-instrumentalist, involved across many different scenes within Melbourne and beyond, performing contemporary jazz, punk, afro-beat, new music, traditional Japanese honkyo-ku, funk and free noise/improv. In 2004, Adam received a Special Award from the Freedman Foundation, facilitating a period of work and study in New York, Germany and Poland. For the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival, a special Retrospective of Adam’s work was held - featuring over 200 musicians in 40 configurations over three weeks. In the last twelve months, Adam has premiered major works in Italy, Greece and Australia, toured with Nick Tsiavos to Greece and Estonia, as well as creating and staging the Festival of Slow Music during August in Ballarat. Adam has just released a new recording of solo shakuhachi, with another due out soon of Crushing Thatch, a duo with David Brown.

Current ensembles include: Adam Simmons Toy Band, Adam Simmons Quartet, New Blood, Nick Tsiavos Ensemble, BOLT Ensemble, Embers, The Pearly Shells, Big Fela, Collider and Origami.

Other artists that Adam has worked with include: Ernest Ranglin, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Brotzmann, Odean Pope, The Mavis’s, You Am I, KK Null, Ursel Schlicht, John Hollenbeck, Ned Rothenberg, Jacek Kochan, Noriko Tadano, Tony Gould, David Jones, bucketrider, Australian Art Orchestra, Kutcha Edwards, Legends of Motorsport, CW Stoneking, Bertie Blackman, Oh Mercy & Gotye

Adam also works as a visual art, creating music box assemblages and is represented by Catherine Asquith Gallery, Collingwood. In Oct 2010 he exhibited at the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland and has been a finalist for several art prizes, including the 2011 Hutchins Art Prize.

http://www.adamsimmons.com

Those who caught the Glasfrosch launch show for Aubades last year may remember Adam’s wailing set in the middle of the room. He’s joined us in the studio recently for our new record too, and we’re so glad he could join us for this show.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing… Matt Bush: electronic percussion.

Matt Bush (°1979, Melbourne, Australia) is a warlock of the electron. Prone to fits of apathy and beard farming, he seems for the most part to enjoy building his obscene contraptions more than using them. Matt creates electronic instruments, ambient drones and conceptual noise.

His musical adventures lean toward a subtle minimalistic approach, with an emphasis on clarity and depth of tone. The works incorporate a tactile, filmic nature, and by experimenting with aleatoric processes, he takes a conscious push toward composition through iterative improvisation; seeking structure behind seemingly random events.

Matt was first introduced to Terry Riley’s In C while performing in the modern chamber ensemble “Re-Sound” in 2002, and has been quietly collecting recordings of this piece ever since. Always keen to hear new interpretations of this seminal work, he is thrilled to be able to perform as part of this Fringe performance.

https://soundcloud.com/matt-bush

Matt has been a part of many Glasfrosch adventures in the past, in various capacities, including performance, lighting design, and remix. It’s great to have him back (all the way from Canberra) for this show.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing… Matt Bush: electronic percussion.

Matt Bush (°1979, Melbourne, Australia) is a warlock of the electron. Prone to fits of apathy and beard farming, he seems for the most part to enjoy building his obscene contraptions more than using them. Matt creates electronic instruments, ambient drones and conceptual noise.

His musical adventures lean toward a subtle minimalistic approach, with an emphasis on clarity and depth of tone. The works incorporate a tactile, filmic nature, and by experimenting with aleatoric processes, he takes a conscious push toward composition through iterative improvisation; seeking structure behind seemingly random events.

Matt was first introduced to Terry Riley’s In C while performing in the modern chamber ensemble “Re-Sound” in 2002, and has been quietly collecting recordings of this piece ever since. Always keen to hear new interpretations of this seminal work, he is thrilled to be able to perform as part of this Fringe performance.

https://soundcloud.com/matt-bush

Matt has been a part of many Glasfrosch adventures in the past, in various capacities, including performance, lighting design, and remix. It’s great to have him back (all the way from Canberra) for this show.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, William Elm: Accordion/glockenspiel

A self-trained composer with his hand in polystylism, William Elm is a multi-instrumentalist, whose music weaves the intricate into the epic. Honed on piano, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonium, mountain dulcimer and laptop, William has played with a wide range of artists, including Amanda Palmer, Brendan Maclean, The Jane Austen Argument and Kate Miller-Heidke. 2013 saw him compose for film for the first time, as well as perform in Melbourne’s Fringe Festival.

Elm may be self-taught, but his works have a sense of both fervent naivety and intelligent restrained depth. Described as “instrumental art music”, his music also takes on inspiration from folk and pop roots, from the broody Little Red One, the poppy With A Hint Of Bergamot, to the cathartic Fortune & Chamomile. The record also takes on a DIY approach, by being solely recorded on the floor of William’s bedroom studio.

https://williamelm.bandcamp.com

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, William Elm: Accordion/glockenspiel

A self-trained composer with his hand in polystylism, William Elm is a multi-instrumentalist, whose music weaves the intricate into the epic. Honed on piano, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonium, mountain dulcimer and laptop, William has played with a wide range of artists, including Amanda Palmer, Brendan Maclean, The Jane Austen Argument and Kate Miller-Heidke. 2013 saw him compose for film for the first time, as well as perform in Melbourne’s Fringe Festival.

Elm may be self-taught, but his works have a sense of both fervent naivety and intelligent restrained depth. Described as “instrumental art music”, his music also takes on inspiration from folk and pop roots, from the broody Little Red One, the poppy With A Hint Of Bergamot, to the cathartic Fortune & Chamomile. The record also takes on a DIY approach, by being solely recorded on the floor of William’s bedroom studio.

https://williamelm.bandcamp.com

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Casey Hartnett: Guitar.

Casey Hartnett is a freelance composer and sound designer, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He has composed music and sound design for installations / short films / video games and animations, performs regularly with bands Sleep Decade, Sagamore and Love Migrate, and occasionally works engineering and mixing for other musical projects.
Using various instruments, field recordings, cassette tape-recorders and software, his work focuses on experimentation and exploration of process, finding ways to blend old technologies with new. Casey’s work makes delicate use of decay and silence between expansive, dynamic sounds and textures, drawing influence from avant-pop / experimental rock / electronic music and minimalism.

https://sleepdecade.bandcamp.com

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing, Casey Hartnett: Guitar.

Casey Hartnett is a freelance composer and sound designer, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He has composed music and sound design for installations / short films / video games and animations, performs regularly with bands Sleep Decade, Sagamore and Love Migrate, and occasionally works engineering and mixing for other musical projects.
Using various instruments, field recordings, cassette tape-recorders and software, his work focuses on experimentation and exploration of process, finding ways to blend old technologies with new. Casey’s work makes delicate use of decay and silence between expansive, dynamic sounds and textures, drawing influence from avant-pop / experimental rock / electronic music and minimalism.

https://sleepdecade.bandcamp.com

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing: Nat Grant: Vibraphone.

Nat Grant is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, composer and teacher. She works predominantly as a freelance artist and has been employed as a composer and performer in the fields of puppetry, theatre, film, animation and dance. Nat is currently completing a PhD in music composition at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), and performs regularly at venues around Melbourne.

http://www.natgrantmusic.com

Nat has worked with Glasfrosch in the past, both on record and stage, playing percussion and drums on our debut album if you go far enough into the sky you’ll come out underwater. We’re so happy to have her back with us for In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing: Nat Grant: Vibraphone.

Nat Grant is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, composer and teacher. She works predominantly as a freelance artist and has been employed as a composer and performer in the fields of puppetry, theatre, film, animation and dance. Nat is currently completing a PhD in music composition at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), and performs regularly at venues around Melbourne.

http://www.natgrantmusic.com

Nat has worked with Glasfrosch in the past, both on record and stage, playing percussion and drums on our debut album if you go far enough into the sky you’ll come out underwater. We’re so happy to have her back with us for In C.

Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

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Introducing: Susan Gamble: 6 string electric violin.

Inheriting a passion for the Visual & Performing Arts Susan’s artisticpractice encompasses & combines several creative arenas as Musician, Composer, Actor, Fine Artist & Experimental Filmmaker.

She has successfully completedB.P.A (Vocal Scholarship) MONASH,
B.F.A Drawing Major (Distinction) RMIT, M.A Animation & Interactive Media RMIT.
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In 2012 Susan was awarded ‘The Nino Sanciolo Prize’ for Italian Language and Vocal Study in Italy. She has performed in many operas, title roles inbi-lingual (German and Italian) theatre in education, locally & abroad in concerts. Susan has performed in a variety of films, commercials, musicvideo clips & radio campaigns.

A founding member (piano & violin) of AV band The Spheres her music compositions & experimental films have receivedVictorian Arts funding & have been performed live & screened in galleries, music& media festivals along the East Coast of Australia. Currently one of her life-sized painting hangs as part of The Archibald Salon des Refuses exhibition in the Hilton Melbourne.

We’re so excited to have Susan join us for In C.
Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Introducing: Susan Gamble: 6 string electric violin.

Inheriting a passion for the Visual & Performing Arts Susan’s artisticpractice encompasses & combines several creative arenas as Musician, Composer, Actor, Fine Artist & Experimental Filmmaker.

She has successfully completedB.P.A (Vocal Scholarship) MONASH,
B.F.A Drawing Major (Distinction) RMIT, M.A Animation & Interactive Media RMIT.
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In 2012 Susan was awarded ‘The Nino Sanciolo Prize’ for Italian Language and Vocal Study in Italy. She has performed in many operas, title roles inbi-lingual (German and Italian) theatre in education, locally & abroad in concerts. Susan has performed in a variety of films, commercials, musicvideo clips & radio campaigns.

A founding member (piano & violin) of AV band The Spheres her music compositions & experimental films have receivedVictorian Arts funding & have been performed live & screened in galleries, music& media festivals along the East Coast of Australia. Currently one of her life-sized painting hangs as part of The Archibald Salon des Refuses exhibition in the Hilton Melbourne.

We’re so excited to have Susan join us for In C.
Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/

Glasfrosch & Friends play “In C”
A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Minimalist Music

VENUE Howler 7 – 11 Dawson Street Brunswick, VIC 3056

DATES: 28 Sept TIME: 7.30pm (2hr)

TICKETS Full: $24 Concession: $19

TO BOOK visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

GLASFROSCH & FRIENDS PLAY ‘IN C’, celebrates the 50th year of Terry Riley’s seminal minimalist work. Genre defying Melbourne band Glasfrosch are joined by a diverse assembly of over 20 of Melbourne’s finest musicians from jazz, indie, pop, metal, and contemporary classical backgrounds.

Presented as an electroacoustic, audiovisual sound and light party of intense polyrhythmic texture and colour in the fabulous Howler bandroom on September 28th.

Composed in 1964, Terry Riley’s In C has become one of the most performed works of contemporary music. Glasfrosch founder/frontman Justin Ashworth performed on an electroacoustic album version by Melbourne contemporary music ensemble “re-sound” in 2001, and the piece has since been a strong influence on the music of Glasfrosch. In recognition of the 50th anniversary, and just for fun, Glasfrosch have assembled their favourite Melbournian musician friends to help realise a new electroacoustic version of In C.

Featuring Ashworth on electronic sounds and rhythmic analogue visual effects, Adam Rudegeair on piano and James Wingard on drums, Glasfrosch is augmented with guest mallet percussionists Nat Grant, Jenny Morrish; string players Jennifer Mills, Luke Richardson, and Susan Gamble (The Spheres); reeds and brass by Adam Simmons, Aviva Endean (Barons of Tang/Prophets), and Daimon Brunton; Guitarists Ryan McRobb (moustrapreplica/Ennis Tola), Casey Hartnett (Sleep Decade), Tobias Brodel, and Nick Carson; electronic drum weirdo Matt Bush (re-sound/of, or pertaining to…); Keyboardist David O’Brien; vocalist Cat Adey; William Elm on accordion and glockenspiel; and cabaret punk songstress Jennifer Kingwell on toy piano.

In addition to In C, Glasfrosch will also debut an original minimalist work as a dedication to the continuing legacy of the minimalist movement. Composed for the forthcoming Glasfrosch LP, Nocturnes, the new work celebrates the group’s minimalist influences from Satie, to Riley, Reich, Young, and Eno. The new work will open the show, performed by Glasfrosch as a trio, followed by the large ensemble main set of In C.

“An incredible Aussie ‘alternative’ band… Nothing short of stunning” – Beat Magazine

“Glasfrosch are a surprising, amazing delicious treat for your mind.” – Obsessive Music

“Glasfrosch are amazing and you need to discover them.” – Heavy Magazine

Glasfrosch & Friends play “In C”
A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Minimalist Music

VENUE Howler 7 – 11 Dawson Street Brunswick, VIC 3056

DATES: 28 Sept TIME: 7.30pm (2hr)

TICKETS Full: $24 Concession: $19

TO BOOK visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

GLASFROSCH & FRIENDS PLAY ‘IN C’, celebrates the 50th year of Terry Riley’s seminal minimalist work. Genre defying Melbourne band Glasfrosch are joined by a diverse assembly of over 20 of Melbourne’s finest musicians from jazz, indie, pop, metal, and contemporary classical backgrounds.

Presented as an electroacoustic, audiovisual sound and light party of intense polyrhythmic texture and colour in the fabulous Howler bandroom on September 28th.

Composed in 1964, Terry Riley’s In C has become one of the most performed works of contemporary music. Glasfrosch founder/frontman Justin Ashworth performed on an electroacoustic album version by Melbourne contemporary music ensemble “re-sound” in 2001, and the piece has since been a strong influence on the music of Glasfrosch. In recognition of the 50th anniversary, and just for fun, Glasfrosch have assembled their favourite Melbournian musician friends to help realise a new electroacoustic version of In C.

Featuring Ashworth on electronic sounds and rhythmic analogue visual effects, Adam Rudegeair on piano and James Wingard on drums, Glasfrosch is augmented with guest mallet percussionists Nat Grant, Jenny Morrish; string players Jennifer Mills, Luke Richardson, and Susan Gamble (The Spheres); reeds and brass by Adam Simmons, Aviva Endean (Barons of Tang/Prophets), and Daimon Brunton; Guitarists Ryan McRobb (moustrapreplica/Ennis Tola), Casey Hartnett (Sleep Decade), Tobias Brodel, and Nick Carson; electronic drum weirdo Matt Bush (re-sound/of, or pertaining to…); Keyboardist David O’Brien; vocalist Cat Adey; William Elm on accordion and glockenspiel; and cabaret punk songstress Jennifer Kingwell on toy piano.

In addition to In C, Glasfrosch will also debut an original minimalist work as a dedication to the continuing legacy of the minimalist movement. Composed for the forthcoming Glasfrosch LP, Nocturnes, the new work celebrates the group’s minimalist influences from Satie, to Riley, Reich, Young, and Eno. The new work will open the show, performed by Glasfrosch as a trio, followed by the large ensemble main set of In C.

“An incredible Aussie ‘alternative’ band… Nothing short of stunning” – Beat Magazine

“Glasfrosch are a surprising, amazing delicious treat for your mind.” – Obsessive Music

“Glasfrosch are amazing and you need to discover them.” – Heavy Magazine

This is just me practicing a pretty tricky two instrument part for a new piece. I filmed it with my iPad right next to the studio speakers so the synth bass distorted the mic a bit, but otherwise, marvel at my new found coordination. ;)

A poem for the night: ghosts of stars, shadows of dust.

alivingroomatthebottomofalake:

Now,
Dying lights
Burning out
Fill the night
with living songs
That sing of haunted lives
Silent shadows
passing time
Between the mirror’s
waining light
Where all returns
To dust

Out beyond
this mortal coil
Countless billions
pray for more
Into the endless
Void is only
Ghosts of stars
And us.

Last November, during Melbourne Music Week Glasfrosch opened for Pantha Du Prince at the Federation Bells. We certainly had a blast playing to such a crowd. We only had a sort time slot, but managed to arranged 3 tracks to include the bells (which can be heard mostly in the quieter moments of these recordings as the audio is straight of the front of house desk). The mic has clipped the FOH on this one, and unfortunately there was no way to fix it in the recording, so when the track peaks, it really eats your head off. Enjoy.

Music by Glasfrosch.
Filmed and edited by Ryan McRobb.
Extra camera work by Cat Adey
Thanks to Ariel Valent at City of Melbourne and Pantha Du Prince for having us :)