Saturday 5 August, 5pm & 8pm
Io Myers Studio, UNSW Sydney
Sirens Big Band, Sydney’s super-collective join forces with some of Australia’s premier musicians; pianist Andrea Keller, vocalist Gian Slater and saxophonist Sandy Evans to premiere [A]part, a suite of music composed by award winning composer/trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood.
This work evocatively explores issues such as climate change, the global refugee crisis and the omnipresence of the internet, and will include mood enhancing visuals by video artist, Cleo Mees. Divided into four sections, the music is captivating and emotionally impactful, using rich, dark timbres, unexpected transitions and compelling rhythms.
The evening will also include a set of music from the Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra (YWJO). Established by Sirens Big Band in 2016 and supported by UNSW, YWJO is a dynamic 17-piece ensemble for young women interested in pursuing a career in jazz and improvised music.
Sirens Big Band are currently a UNSW company-in-residence.
YWJO is proudly supported by APRA-AMCO.