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NEW MEDIA & FILM OPERA
13 X 26min including: 1. Dennis O’Neill 2. Yvonne Kenny 3. John Bolton-Wood 4. Sally Matthews 5. Jae Woo Kwon 6. Emma Matthews 7. Rosario La Spina 8. Merlyn Quaife 9. Henry Choo 10. Stuart Greenbaum 11. Geoffrey Dolton 12. Teddy Tahu Rhodes 13. David Hobson 14. Antoinette Halloran 15. Sally-Anne Russell 16. Deborah Humble 17. John Pringle 18. Rachelle Durkin
13 X 26min including:
20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
1. GONDOLIERS 11.TURANDOT 2. LA VOIX HUMAINE 12. PIRATES OF 3. IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO PENZANCE 4. IL TROVATORE 13. STREETCAR NAMED 5. JULIUS CAESAR DESIRE 6. LA TRAVIATA 14. Don Giovanni 7. LAKMÉ DELIBES 15. Tales of Hoffmann 8. Rusalka 16. A Masked Ball 9. BARBER OF SEVILLE 17. ALCINA 10. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 18. NELSON
CLASSICAL 1. Konstantin Lifschitz 2. Charles Dutoit 3. Carl Vine 4. Brett Dean 5. Paul Lewis 6. Gordon Kerry 7. Paul Dean 8. Natsuko Yoshimoto 9. Genevieve Lacey 10. Karin Schaupp 11. Alice Waten 12. Adam Cook
JAZZ 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
Chick Corea Gary Burton Frank Gambale Jens Winther Dave Liebman Mike Nock Peter Knight
20 X 26min including: Lucky Oceans Paul Capsis Stuart Favilla David Chesworth Jon Rose Kate Neal
THEATRE & DANCE 8 X 26min including: 1. Grouppe F 2. Studio Festi 3. Quidam 4. Ulrich - Le Snob 5. Circus Oz 6. Bambuco 7. Small Metal Objects 8. Strange Fruit 9. Propeller 10. ADT - Garry Stewart 11. ADT - Louis Philip 12. Anouk Van Dijk 13. Gideon Obarzanek 14. Wanted Posse 15. Lucy Guerin
1. Jeffrey Shaw 2. Stelarc 3. Shilpa Gupta 4. Bernie Searle 5. Craig Walsh 6. Rafael Lozano Hemmer 7. Julien Maire 8. Mike Stubbs 9. Drew Berry 10. Gina Czarnecki 11. Keiko Kimoto 12. Ulf Langheinrich 13. Phil Norton 14. Mari Velonaki 15. Peter Bosch 16. Minim ++ 17. Liz Hughes 18. Ian Haig 19 Alex Davies 20. Martina Mngrovius 21. Justine Cooper 22. Nimrod Weis 23. Brett Graham 24. Meschac Gaba 25. Danielle Puppi
26. The Current 27. Meart -Guy Ben Ary -Oron Catts -Stuart Bunt -Phil Gamblen -Steven Potter 28. Ghazel 9. Stanley Kubrick 30. Adam Elliott 31. Lloyd Kaufman 32. Brian Gothong Tan 33. Isaac Julien 34. Dennis Del Favero 35. Peter Callas 36. Werner Nekkes
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Dennis ONeill Born in Wales of Irish and Welsh parents, Dennis O'Neill CBE is one of the world's leading tenors and a specialist in the works of Verdi. He has enjoyed a long association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where his many roles have included Rodolfo (La bohème), Duca (Rigoletto), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Macduff (Macbeth), Gustavo (Ballo in Maschera), Foresto (Attila), Otello, Don Carlos, Radames (Aida), Aroldo (in concert), Carlo (Giovanna d’Arco), and Jacopo (I due Foscari). Dennis O'Neill's own television series for the BBC were enormously popular (the accompanying recording went to the top of the classical record charts) and he has subsequently completed a television film on Caruso another featuring famous movie themes. Dennis O’Neill was awarded the CBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours list.
Yvonne Kenny The Australian soprano Yvonne (Denise) Kenny received her training at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and at the La Scala Opera School in Milan (1973-1974). She made her 1975 operatic debut in London in Donizetti's Rosmonda d'Inghilterra. After winning the Kathleen Ferrier Competition the same year, she joined the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where her roles have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Adina (L'Elisir d'Amore), Aspasia (Mitridate) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni).
John Bolton Wood Born in Sydney, John Bolton Wood received his music education at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and London Opera Centre. He made his UK debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Bosun in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. On his return to Australia in 1973 he sang the role of Roderick Usher in Larry Sitzky's Fall of the House of Usher, the first full-scale production to be staged in the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Since that time he has appeared with all the State Opera companies and with Opera Australia in a wide variety of roles. John Bolton Wood has won four Green Room Awards - for Papageno, Colonel Frank, Major-General Stanley and Lord Mountararat.
Sally Matthews was the winner of the 1999 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied with Cynthia Jolly and Johanna Peters and completed the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2000. In concert she performs regularly with all the major London orchestras and at the BBC Proms. Other recent concert appearances have included Handel's Solomon at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, singing at both Mostly Mozart festivals - Exultate Jubilate in London and Ch'io mi scordi di te in New York - her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Rattle with Carmina Burana, performances of Elijah at the Saito Kinen Festival, Japan with Seiji Osawa, Mahler's Symphony No 8 with the Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin under Kent Nagano, Mahler Symphony No 4 with the London Philharmonic and also with Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic in Amsterdam.
Emma Matthews Jaewoo Kwon Background: Born, Korea. Graduate, Canberra School of Music. Winner: Metropolitan Opera Awards 1996, McDonalds Aria, 2000. Australian Singing Competition 2002 Glyndebourne Festival Opera Award. OA Young Artist 2000 OA repertoire: Don Ottavio: Don Giovanni, Tamino: The Magic Flute, Gerald: Lakmé, Rodolfo: La bohème, Jaquino: Fidelio, Arbace: Idomeneo, Gastone: La traviata, Ferrando: Così fan tutte, Song Vendor/Lover: Il tabarro, Nathanael: Les contes d'Hoffmann, Shepherd: Tristan und Isolde, Beppe: Pagliacci
Soprano Emma Matthews is a Principal Artist with Opera Australia, for which she made her debut as Damigella in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea in 1993. She is now regarded as one of Australia’s most outstanding sopranos, equally at home with opera and concert repertoire. She is the recipient of a Mo Award (Classical Performer of the Year, 2004) and a Green Room Award (Best Female Singer in a Title Role, 2004) for her Lulu performances. She has also received three other Green Room Awards for her work in La Clemenza di Tito and Rinaldo, The Marriage of Figaro and Batavia (Best Female Singer in a Supporting Role) and was the recipient of the 1996 Remy Martin Australian Opera Award. Emma is a Bachelor of Music graduate from the West Australian Conservatorium of Music.
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Rosario La Spina Rosario La Spina is one of the finest young tenors to have emerged from within the opera world throughout the last few years. Though born in Australia, his Italian heritage has seen him return to Italy and is now based in Milan. Rosario was trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Australia), and continued his studies at the ‘Royal Northern College of Music’, Manchester under the tutelage of Joseph Ward OBE. He has made guest appearances as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bern Stadttheater and as soloist in Operatic Galas with the Ulster Orchestra, Belfast and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Egypt. Having gained first prize in the tenor competition held by L'Accademia di La Scala in 2000, Rosario embarked on the two-year Young Singers’ Course at La Scala, Milan, where he studied with Luciana Serra and Leyla Gencer. This culminated in his La Scala debut as the Messenger in Samson and Delilah, where he appeared with Placido Domingo and Olga Borodina. In 2002, Rosario won first prize in the "Mario Del Monaco International Opera Competition" and made his principal role debut at La Scala as Riccardo in Verdi's Oberto, reprising the role in Genova.
A performer of great versatility, the distinguished soprano Merlyn Quaife has performed opera, oratorio, Lieder, chamber music and contemporary music to great acclaim throughout Australia and Europe. She has also performed as soloist with the Singapore Symphony and the Voronesz Philharmonic in Russia. Merlyn has appeared with all the State Opera Companies in roles ranging from the bel canto Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor to the minimalist Chiang Ch'ing in Nixon in China. She has performed with all the Symphony Australia orchestras, featured in repertoire of every conceivable style from Handel to Ligeti, as well as recorded a number of CDs including Aria for John Edward Eyre by David Lumsdaine which won her a Sounds Australia Award. The highlight of 2004 was the SSO performances of Sibelius' Luonnotar under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy and 2006 sees her again performming with Ashkenazy and the SSO in Rachmaninof's The Bells.
Stuart Greenbaum Anthony Warlow Background: Born, Australia. Joan Sutherland Scholarship; Advance Australia Award; ARIA Award -The Main Event. Elected a Living National Treasure OA repertoire: Includes - Puck: Midsummer Night's Dream, Masetto: Don Giovanni, Papageno: Magic Flute, Spalanzani: Les contes d'Hoffmann, Eisenstein: Fledermaus, Zsupan: Countess Maritza, Archibald Grosvenor: Patience, Captain Corcoran: HMS Pinafore, Learned Judge: Trial by Jury, Pirate King: The Pirates of Penzance Other Companies: Sky Masterson: Guys and Dolls; A Song to Sing-O; Enjolras: Les Misérables; Phantom: The Phantom of the Opera 1991; Prof Higgins; The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber; Archibald Craven: The Secret Garden; The Main Event; Cervantes/Don Quixote: Man of La Mancha; Leeuwin Estate 20th Anniversary Concert with Lesley Garrett. Solo Concerts - WASO, QSO, TSO
Greenbaum (born in Melb. 1966) studied composition with Brenton Broadstock and Barry Conyngham. He was the first to graduate with a PhD in composition from the University of Melbourne, where he now holds a position as Lecturer in Composition. He has won a number of awards, including the Dorian Le Galliene Composition Award, the Heinz Harant Prize and the Albert Maggs Award. His 3-Act opera, Nelson (libretto by Ross Baglin) was staged in London in 2005. His association with Baglin goes back to 1985 and in over two decades the pair have written an imposing output of vocal and choral works including From the Beginning for choir and orchestra to celebrate the sesquicentenary of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic to a capacity audience in Melbourne Town Hall in 2003. Other ensembles to have performed and recorded his music include the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic (Russia), Kuss Quartet (Berlin), Cantori New York (NY), Oxford University Philharmonia and in Australia; Topology, The Song Company, Continuum Sax, Duo Sol, and all of the major orchestras. He was a featured composer at the 2006 Aurora Festival in Western Sydney.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes Geofrey Dolton Dolton studied at the Royal Academy of Music, winning many prizes for recital and opera singing, culminating in the Principal's prize. He then studied at the National Opera Studio and in Milan with a Peter Moores Foundation scholarship. He made his operatic debut singing Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte for Opera North, and sung major roles across Europe, for Opera New Zealand, and the Hong Kong festival. He recorded for Opera Rara, notably in the role of Claudio in Donizetti's Emilia di Liverpool, with Yvonne Kenny. As a director, he has worked as staff and assistant director for Opera North and Glyndebourne. He revived Eugene Onegin for Pimlico Opera, directed L'Elisir d'Amore for Clonter Opera, and revived Richard Jones' Glyndebourne production of Jonathan Dove's Flight for the Reisopera in Holland, for Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and for Glyndebourne in 2005.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes began his career in his native New Zealand. In 1998, he was invited at short notice to make his Australian debut as Dandini in La cenerentola with Opera Australia. Such was the success of these performances that he has since rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and the concert platform. He appears regularly for Opera Australia where his roles have included Don Giovanni and the Count (The Marriage of Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Silvio (I pagliacci), Escamillo (Carmen), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Leandro (The Love for Three Oranges).
masters of jazz Gary Burton
Chick Corea Considering the staggering volume of his recorded output over the past 40 years, it is no overstatement to call Chick Corea one of the most prolific composers of the second half of the 20th century. From avant-garde to bebop, from children’s songs to straight ahead, from hard-hitting fusion to heady forays into classical, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is simply uncanny. A restlessly creative spirit, he continues to explore and generate new material for a number of different vehicles, including his dynamic Elektric Band and his flamenco flavored Touchstone band. Other recent projects include The Ultimate Adventure, the second in a series of evocative recordings based on the writings of his favorite author and longtime inspiration, L. Ron Hubbard.
Born in 1943 and raised in Indiana, Gary Burton taught himself to play the vibraphone and, at the age of 17, made his recording debut in Nashville, Tennessee, with guitarists Hank Garland and Chet Atkins. Two years later, Burton left his studies at Berklee College of Music to join George Shearing and subsequently Stan Getz, with whom he worked from 1964-1966. Borrowing rhythms and sonorities from rock music, while maintaining jazz's emphasis on improvisation and harmonic complexity, Burton's first quartet attracted large audiences from both sides of the jazz-rock spectrum. During his subsequent association with the label (1973-1988) the Burton Quartet expanded to include the young Pat Metheny on guitar, and the band began to explore a repertoire of modern compositions. In the '70s, Burton also began to focus on more intimate contexts for his music. His 1971 album Alone at Last, a solo vibraphone concert recorded at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival, was honored with a Grammy Award.
Frank Gambale Frank began playing guitar at age 7 in Canberra, Australia where he was born and raised. He was influenced by the blues playing of Jimi Hendrix , John Mayall / Eric Clapton, and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia . In his mid-teens he discovered Steely Dan, The Brecker Brothers and Chick Corea, which pointed him in a jazzy direction. In 1982 at 23 he decided to leave his home to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood. He graduated with the highest honor, Student of the Year and was offered a teaching position which he kept for 4 years.
Jens Winther was born in Denmark in 1960 and started to learn the trumpet at age 10. In 1978 he became a professional freelance trumpet player in the jazz area. In 1982 Jens was appointed solo trumpet player in the Danish Radio Big Band which he began writing for three years later. In 1989 he left the Big Band and made the big move to New York, due to an invitation to join a two-year workshop under the direction of Bob Brookmeyer. He worked as a professional trumpet player in New York with various groups and musicians such as Toshiko Akoishi Band, Eddie Palmieri, Kenny Barron, Max Roach, Tito Puente, Marie Bauza Orchestra, George Mraz, Xavier Cugat Orchestra, and others. Throughout the years Jens Winther has toured with such great musicians as Joe Henderson, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones, Al Foster and George Gruntz. Jens has also had the opportunity to perform with Miles Davis (on “Aura“), Abdullah Ibrahim, Hermeto Pascoal, Michel Camillo, Dizzy Gillespie, Cella Cruz and Clark Terry to name but a few.
Dave Liebman David Liebman was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1946. He began classical piano lessons at the age of nine and saxophone by twelve. His interest in jazz was sparked by seeing John Coltrane perform live in New York City clubs such as Birdland, the Village Vanguard and the Half Note. Throughout high school and college, Liebman pursued his jazz interest by studying with Joe Allard, Lennie Tristano and Charles Lloyd. Upon graduation from New York University (with a degree in American History), he began to seriously devote himself to the full time pursuit of being a jazz artist. Liebman secured the saxophone/flute position with the group of John Coltrane’s drummer, Elvin Jones. Within two years, Liebman reached the zenith of his apprenticeship period when Miles Davis hired him. These years, 1970-74, were filled with tours, recordings and the incredible experience gained by being on the band stand with two masters of jazz.
Mike Nock New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. His reputation rests partly on his imposing international experience which includes ... twenty-five years working in the USA with many of the world's top jazz musicians such as: Coleman Hawkins, Yusef Lateef, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, etc... a large catalogue of critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings his role as leader of the 1970's seminal jazz-rock group The Fourth Way a substantial body of original compositions in print and on recordings Recipient of three US National Endowment Fellowships for composition ( 1972, 1975 & 1978 ) in 1999 he was awarded a two year Australian Arts Council Fellowship.
masters of classical Paul Lewis
Konstantin Lifschitz In 1994, a recording of Bach´s "Goldberg" Variations made the Russian pianist Konstantin Lifschitz an international figure. That was long enough ago that it´s amazing to realise that he´s only 23 now-and he was 17 then. When he made his American debut at the Newport Festival in 1996, this listener felt like an intruder reading someone´s innermost thoughts in a private diary-and Lifschitz was playing Chopin´s Op. 10 Etudes. That feeling of eavesdropping was even more profoundly pronounced Wednesday night when Lifschitz played a long and demanding Schubert program at the International Piano Festival at Williams College-both sets of Impromptus, the Moments Musicaux, and the Drei Klavierstuecke. The program reminded us, among other things, of how young Schubert was when he wrote some of his greatest music.
Charles Dutoit Charles Dutoit has been Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal since 1977. Their musical partnership is recognised today as one of the most successful in the world. In September 1990, Charles Dutoit also became Music Director of the Orchestre National de France, replacing Lorin Maazel. In September 1996 he was also appointed Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. In addition to his summer activities with the OSM, Charles Dutoit is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of North America's most prestigious summer festivals: the Philadelphia Orchestra¹s concert series at the Mann Music Centre in Philadelphia and at the Saratoga Performing Arts Centre in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Carl first rose to prominence as a composer of music for classical dance, with over 20 scores to his credit. More recently he has emerged as a major orchestral composer with six symphonies and seven concertos heading the catalogue. He has a substantial catalogue of chamber music, complemented by various work for film, television and theatre. Although primarily a composer of modern 'art' music, he has undertaken such diverse tasks as arranging the Australian National Anthem and writing music for the Closing Ceremony of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In his role as Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, Carl is also the new Artistic Director of the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Australia's most prestigious and successful annual chamber music festival.
Brett Dean Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean studied in Brisbane, graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1982 as Student of the Year. He began composing in 1988 while still a member of the Berlin Philharmonicís viola section, firstly making largely improvised film scores and radio projects for the ABC in Australia and various independent film-makers. A particularly fruitful relationship with the Australian Chamber Orchestra has resulted in four major works so far including one of Brett’s most frequently performed scores, Carlo, inspired by the music of Carlo Gesualdo.
Paul Lewis is considered to be ‘the finest British pianist in decades’ (The Observer) He first gained international recognition by winning 2nd prize in the 1994 World Piano Competition in London with his performance of Rakhmaninov's Third Piano Concerto. Still in his early thirties, he is Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2003 won major awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society and ‘The South Bank Show’. A pupil of Ryszard Bakst and Joan Havill, Paul Lewis studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall before receiving regular coaching from Alfred Brendel. As a much sought-after chamber musician, he has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Collins and Ernst Kovacic, Katherine Gowers, Adrian Brendel, the Sine Nomine Quartet, and the Leopold String Trio. The highlight of Paul Lewis’s 2001-2002 season was his complete cycle of the Schubert sonatas, which he performed at the Wigmore Hall and at the Festival de la Roqued’Anthéron among other venues. For these concerts he received the South Bank Show Television Award 2003.
Gordon Kerry Gordon Kerry’s orchestral music has been commissioned by the ABC, BBC, Symphony Australia, Ars Musica Australis and the Australian Youth Orchestra. Most recently he has made a new completion of the Mozart Requiem commissioned by ABC Classic FM and an overture celebrating the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Centenary. His extensive body of chamber music has been commissioned for or premiered by Musica Viva Australia, Wigmore Hall, London as well as independent ensembles in Australia, Germany, the USA, Sweden and Russia. A commitment to his local community has produced new works for Opera in the Alps, the Murray Conservatorium Choirs and Orchestra and the Riverina Summer School for Strings. He has written numerous choral works for ensembles including Sydney Philharmonia, the Prague Chamber Choir and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic. His opera Medea has been performed in Australia and the USA with Chamber Made Opera and in Germany in several seasons with the Berliner Kammeroper. The most recent of several awards was the 2004 APRA – Australian Music Centre’s Orchestral Work of the Year for This Insubstantial Pageant performed by the WASO.
masters of classical Alice Waten
Genevieve Lacey Paul Dean
Paul Dean, a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, is currently enjoying a rapid rise on the international music scene. As a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in Norway, England, Germany, Japan, China, New Zealand, Korea, the United States and Canada. Paul has performed concertos with conductors Marcus Stenz, Daniel Harding, Muhai Tang, James MacMillan, Werner Andreas Albert, Paul Mann, Ekkehard Klemm, Olari Elts, Larry Rachleff and Richard Mills. He has premiered over sixty works, many of which have been either written for him or dedicated to him. He was principal clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 2000.
Born in 1976 Natsuko won a scholarship to study at the Yehudi Menuhin school in England when she was eleven. She received direct guidance and teaching under the late Lord Menuhin and by the age of thirteen had played a recital at the Purcell Room in London. Whilst at school she won Second Prize in the Wieniawski Competition (Junior) and Fifth Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (Junior). She has appeared frequently at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, and in 1992 she played with Lord Menuhin replacing Vadim Repin at the Bath Mozart Festival.
Karin Schaupp Karin Schaupp has appeared live on television in many parts of the world; in 1997 she performed live as a Special Guest Artist to twenty million viewers and listeners in China, on the occasion of China Radio International's 50th Anniversary celebrations. More recently, Karin Schaupp was invited to join a prestigious line-up of international artists in the opening Gala of the Goodwill Games, which was broadcast live on international television. Karin Schaupp's guitar training began at the age of five and she first performed in public the following year. While still in her teens she won prizes at international competitions in Lagonegro, Italy and Madrid, Spain, where she was also awarded the special competition prize for the Best Interpretation of Spanish Music.
Genevieve Lacey is acclaimed as a recorder virtuoso. She performs repertoire spanning ten centuries, collaborating on projects as diverse as her medieval duo with Poul Høxbro and her contemporary role in Elision/John Rodgers’/Justine Cooper’s video opera Tulp. She appears as concerto soloist (with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, multiple Symphony Australia Orchestras) and works internationally as a solo recitalist.
Regarded as one of Australia's most distinguished string teachers and pedagogues, Alice Waten studied at the Moscow Conservatoire, graduating with a Master of Arts degree, where her principal teachers were Valery Klimov and David Oistrakh. Previously, she studied with Eberhard Feltz at the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin. Teaching positions she has held have included Head of Strings, Chetham's Specialist Music School, Manchester, UK; Head of Strings and Orchestral Studies, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; Artist Teacher in Residence, Senior Lecturer in Violin and Director of the Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Head of Strings and Classical Ensemble, Australian Institute of Music, Sydney; and guest lectureships including The Menuhin School (UK), Idyllwild School of the Arts (California USA), Canberra School of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne.
Adam Cook A freelance director of distinction for the past 15 years, Cook has worked with all the state companies, including STC during the Chris Westwood years. He has had a literary education his adaptation of Patrick White’s The Aunts Story played in several festivals and is a graduate director from NIDA. His work in musicals and opera includes The Ghost Wife, High Society, La Boheme and Carmen (both for Oz Opera) and Midnite for Windmill and the Melbourne Festival. Mahler's The Song of the Earth Van Gogh's Letters to Theo Part operatic song cycle, part dramatic performance, Songs from the Yellow Bedroom realises the original vision of the late Australian director Richard Wherrett to produce a concert staging of Gustav Mahler's song-symphony, The Song of the Earth, interspersed with the letters of Vincent Van Gogh.
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Lucky Oceans Lucky Oceans was born in Philadelphia in 1951 to a music-loving family who exposed him to jazz, classical, folk and experimental music. In 1970, he co-founded the Western Swing band he named ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ and began playing the pedal steel guitar. With Asleep at the Wheel, he recorded 7 albums for major record labels and toured the U.S.A. and Europe for an average of 250 dates a year, winning the Grammy Award for ‘best country instrumental’ in 1978. In 1993, he won a second Grammy Award for a recording he made with Asleep at the Wheel, Chet Atkins and others. In 1995, he began presenting the iconic Radio National world music program ‘The Planet’ and presented the accompanying TV series of the same name.
Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and successful cabaret and concert artists. In 1993/94 he performed his unique one-man show Pack of Divas at the Adelaide Comedy Festival and in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1995/96 his show Burning Sequins toured to Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Auckland and Australia. In 1997 Whole Lotta Capsis was seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Wellington Arts Festival and Glendi Greek Festival. In 1998, Paul performed In the Barrie Kosky directed Burlesque Tour for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and the Melbourne Festival. The following year he performed Paul Capsis Alive at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, Perth International Festival of the Arts, and the Hong Kong Fringe Festival. In 2002 Paul performed with Aron Ottignon in Capsis Vs Capsis in The Studio at Sydney Opera House. Capsis Vs Capsis went onto win a 2002 Helpmann Award for Best Live Music Presentation.
Stuart Favilla One of Australia's most innovative and creative musicians, Stuart Favilla specialises in synthesiser/computer music performance. He has been recognised internationally both for his talent and for the innovations he has contributed to this field. Stuart has toured with Joanne Cannon to Denmark and Hong Kong and has had recordings selected for release by the International Computer Music Association. Stuart plays his renowned LightHarp which uses lasers and spotlights to trace virtual strings through space for performers to play.
David Chesworth is an Australian based composer, keyboard player and sound designer. Known for his experimental, and at times minimalist music, he has worked in rock groups, classical ensembles, theatre, opera and sound installations. Chesworth's parents moved the family from Britain to Melbourne, Australia in the late 1960s. Chesworth studied at Latrobe University, including time with tutor and composer Jeff Pressing. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he coordinated the venue "Clifton Hill Community Music Centre"
Born in 1951 in Rochester, UK, Jon Rose started playing the violin at seven years old, after winning a music scholarship to King's School Rochester. He studied violin with Anthony Saltmarsh (exponent of the Knud Vestergaard 'Bach' bow). He gave up formal music education at the age of 15 and from then on was primarily self-taught. In 1977-78 he studied jazz arranging and counterpoint with Bill Motzing at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. He became the central figure in the development of Free Improvisation in Australia, performing in almost every art gallery, jazz and rock club in the country - either solo, with fellow improvisers like Louis Burdett, Serge Ermoll, Edy Bronson, Jim Denley or with an international pool of improvising musicians called The Relative Band. The collaborative LP Tango (Hot Records) in 1983 with Martin Wesley-Smith was a world first in violin and (Fairlight) sampling improvisation.
Kate Neal Kate studied Early Music (Recorder) and Composition at the Victorian College of the Arts with Mary Finsterer, Mark Pollard and Brenton Broadstock, graduating in 1996. Kate received a NUFFIC scholarship from the Dutch Government in 1998 and moved to The Netherlands to study composition with Martijn Padding, Louis Andrieson and Gilius van Bergeijk at the Koninklijk Conservatory, and Carnatic (Sth Indian) music studies with Rafael Rainer at the Sweelink Conservatory, Amsterdam. In 2000 Kate was awarded equal first prize in the International Young Composers meeting and a special mention in the Henriette Bosmans prize. She recently (2005) received a scholarship from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena, Italy and studied under Maestro Corghi and Ensemble for one month.
masters of outdoor theatre
Grouppe F GROUPE F FRANCE The artistry of acclaimed French pyrotechnicians, Groupe F, is known throughout the world; they have lit up the Eiffel Tower, the Stade de France for the football World Cup, the Olympic Games in Athens and the 2004 and 2005 New Years Eve celebrations in London.
Direct from the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics comes... Studio Festi. The European tradition of the open-air theatre extravaganza is unparalleled in the world of outdoor performance. In a specially-commissioned world premiere presentation, the great Compagnia di Valerio Festi performs a site-specific masterpiece Il Cielo che Danza (The Dancing Sky). Studio Festi's magical production sees dancers appear from the heavens, emerge from the river and traverse the parkland, some suspended by Baroque, hand-painted, helium-filled spheres, some clothed in dazzling crinolines, some racing skyward along the river banks. A beautiful lightshow accompanied by exquisite music captivates audiences as performers spin and dance above their heads with flying ships, dizzy skywalks and material and ethereal icons floating across the sky.
Le Quidams Jean-Baptiste Duperray - Compagnie des Quidams - "Herberts Dream" [France] “Herberts Dream Visually stunning” The London Season White figures on stilts emerge from the shadows and slowly transform into majestic four metre high illuminated beings. As the strains of beautiful original music float over the park, these enormous and ethereal creatures begin a strange and enchanting magic rite to raise the moon. Herbert’s Dream has cast its magic over 400 times around the world. Now it’s your turn to fall under its spell. www.quidams.com/quidhtmlanglais/bienvenuegb.html
Ulrich - Le Snob Ulrich - Le Snob Glisssssendo S.N.O.B. – Service Nettoyage des Oreilles Bouchées (Blocked Ear Cleaning Service) The astonishing gliding orchestra from Europe. They move swiftly and silently, morphing as if by magic into transfixing choreographed routines. And all as they play an eclectic repertoire ranging from Philip Glass to Michael Nyman. Catch them before they slide away. www.ulik.com
Circus Oz was founded in late 1977 as an amalgamation of two already successful Australian groups, Soapbox Circus and the New Circus. The principles that were the heart of the original Circus Oz philosophy are still reflected in their performances today: collective ownership and creation, gender equity, a uniquely Australian signature and team-work. The founding members of Circus Oz loved the skills and tricks of traditional circus but wanted to make a new sort of show that a contemporary audience could relate to, adding elements of rock'n'roll, popular theatre and satire.
Bambuco Simon Barley founded Bambuco in 1998. His artistic background is in spatial design for theatre and dance, and installation sculpture. His motif, especially in dance, was use of vertical space. It still is. In 1993, while sitting by the Yarra River in Melbourne, he began thinking about building his own bridge over the river*. A material that was light and inexpensive was needed. For the next two years Simon researched bamboo construction, mainly in SE Asia, and experimented with different systems and adaptations. 1995 marked his seventh year as designer in residence with the contemporary dance company, Danceworks.
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Small Metal Objects
Bruce Gladwin's "Small metal objects" is the hilarious yet disturbing tale of two ‘small time' men and their accidental role in the downfall of a awards night. The plot looks at respect and the lack of it in an age when our value is calculated by our productivity. The action happens in Forrest Place against a background of real shoppers and commuters who become extras in the drama. The audience wears headphones, and actors with radio microphones move through the square. A cross between documentary and theatre the passers-by have no knowledge of the intensely personal drama being played out in front of them. Played by intellectually disabled and non-disabled actors, the awardwinning small metal objects is a sold-out success wherever it goes.
Strange Fruit Sue Broadway - Strange Fruit – Synchro Swim “It’s like air ballet. You won’t see anything like it.” The Wharf, UK Move over Esther Williams. Australia’s world famous pole performers par excellence take to the pool – well, the air – with a synchronized swimming routine over four metres above the ground. A world premiere from these aerial wonders. www.strangefruit.net.au
WATERMILL THEATRE AND OLD VIC PRODUCTIONS BY PROPELLER Shakespeare's brilliantly surreal and controversial romantic comedy gives a glimpse into the complex relationship between men and women, and subservience and obedience within marriage. A man playing a boy dresses up as a girl and a girl played by a boy dresses up as a bride in this delicious story full of mistaken identities and transformations. Propeller is fast becoming the most notable Shakespeare specialists in the world, Propeller's performances sizzle with energy and imagination. Propeller's all-male ensemble format is based on Elizabethan tradition - men play the roles of women, just as they did in Shakespeare's time. Performing two of Shakespeare's greatest comedies of mistaken identity, Propeller reveal a human truth, exploring beautifully how being in love with the wrong person reveals genuine feeling.
Yohangza Theatre S. Kyu Choi. Debuty Artistic Director of Yohangza Theatre Company [Korea] Korea's Yohangza Theatre Company present Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as its never been seen before. The fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, reverse roles, Bottom is a country woman searching for rare 100-year-old ginseng, and Puck splits into twins. The tangled tale of four lovers is told through a fresh mix of dance, voice, percussion, and performance bursting with mischief and boundless energy. This hilarious, fun-packed Edinburgh Festival hit will delight and captivate.
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Stanley Kubrick Long time Stanley Kubrick collaborator Jan Harlan encapsulates the stunning life and career of Kubrick through pictures, home movies and poignant and insightful comments from some of cinemas most prominent creators and commentators. Christianne Kubrick painted for her husband's films; the paintings seen in the Harford's apartment in Eyes Wide Shut are hers; as are the various paintings in the Cat Lady's apartment in A Clockwork Orange.
Adam Elliot has become one of Australia's most celebrated animators - and certainly our most successful short filmmaker. His touching trilogy of short films - Uncle, Cousin and Brother - have built his international recognition as a master storyteller. His shorts trilogy has participated in over two hundred film festivals and won over fifty awards - including four AFI awards. But it is Adam's latest short film, Harvie Krumpet, that has ensured his name will be remembered after his exciting Oscar win at the 2004 Academy Awards. The little plasticine character Harvie beat three of the giants of the animation industry - Disney, Pixar and 20th Century Fox - to win the coveted 'best animated short film' award. Harvie Krumpet is narrated by actor Geoffrey Rush with a cameo by Kamahl.
Dennis Del Favero Lloyd Kaufman Lloyd Kaufman is many things: producer, director, screenwriter, editor, composer, actor, and, above all, a renegade fighting against the further conglomeration and homogenization of Hollywood. Kaufman is president and co-founder of Troma Entertainment, one of the last bastions of independent, low-budget exploitation films, the kind that bear titles such as Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) and Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator (1989). Often graphically violent, gory, sophomoric, deliberately un-PC, and seemingly aimed at audiences comprised of certain kinds of teenaged boys, Troma films are also free-spirited and often filmed with their tongues lodged firmly in their cheeks.
Brian Gothong Tan Brian Gothong Tan was born in the Philippines in 1980 and grew up in Singapore, where he trained in fine arts, multimedia and animation. Working extensively with multimedia for theatre productions, he received the Singapore Young Designers' Award for Multimedia in 1999 and 2000. His first solo exhibition, Heavenly Cakes and Sentimental Flowers, was held at the Singapore Art Museum in 2003. Hypersurface, a multimedia installation in collaboration with Vince Ong Choon Hoe was held at Sculpture Square, Singapore, 2004. Tan graduated in May 2005 with a BFA in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of the Arts, USA, and continues to develop projects both there and in Singapore.
Isaac Julien Isaac Julien was born in London, England, where he currently lives and works. Julien attended St Martin's School of Art, graduating in 1984. He founded the Sankofa Film and Video Collective in 1983-84, and was a founding member of Normal Films in 1993. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for The long road to MazatlÂ¨Â˘n, 1999, made in collaboration with Javier de Frutos. Earlier works include the documentary Looking for Langston, 1989; the Cannes prizewinning Young soul rebels, 1991; and Frantz Fanon: Black skin and white mask, 1996. Isaac Julien is a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and the Whitney Museum of American Arts' Independent Study Program.
Queen Elizabeth II Fellow Dennis Del Favero was born in Sydney. He has had numerous exhibitions including solo shows at Munchner Stadmuseum, Munich; ViaFarini, Milan and Neue Galerie, Graz. He has participated in various major international exhibitions including Sex and Crime, Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Kriegszustand, Battle of the Nations War Memorial, Leipzig (joint project with Jenny Holzer), 1996; Der anagrammatische der Korper, Kunsthaus Muerzzuschlag, Muerzzuschlag, 1999; Future Cinema, 2002, ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. Del Favero hold an Australian Research Council QEII Fellowship and is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at the University of NSW and Artist-in-Resident at ZKM.
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Georges Quellet STELLAVOX TAPE RECORDERS
Peter Callas PETER CALLAS has utilised a wide variety of electronic and digital media for over two decades to create an ongoing series of cultural 'portraits', making work from varied locations, often during sustained periods of residence, in locations such as Papua New Guinea, Japan, the United States, Germany, Brazil, and India, as well as Australia. In 2002-03 Asialink toured 'Peter Callas: antiterrain', a major solo exhibition of Callas' video and photomedia works, in art museums throughout Asia including the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India, the China Millennium Monument, Beijing, and Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Eyes, Lies & Illusions explores a pre-cinematic history in which art and entertainment, science and magic, technology and optical trickery are intertwined. The exhibition presents a dense 'archaeology' of the moving image, following ideas, devices and media from the Renaissance through to the present day. Clear-cut divisions between the rational world of science and the playful realm of entertainment have never been easily achieved. New technologies possess the aura of magic. Art is given new, more spectacular expressions in the wake of scientific discovery. Eyes, Lies & Illusions contains more than 500 historic objects, books, prints, instruments and optical ephemera drawn from the Werner Nekes Collection. This extraordinary collection began in the mid-sixties when Nekes, a German experimental filmmaker and professor, started collecting examples of optical phenomena as teaching aids. The Nekes Collection has since grown to become one of the world's most important and encyclopaedic private collections of pre-cinematic media, housing more than 20,000 objects.
PIANO MAKER He’s been called insane, a visionary, and a genius. He’s Wayne Stuart, Australia’s revolutionary piano maker. Stuart tells us why he felt the piano needed to be rethought to “bring it into the 21st century”, and we discover a remarkable connection between Stuart’s musical past, and his current success. To date Stuart's focus has been on coupling the strings to the bridge/soundboard and the knife edges that terminate the portion of the string that determines its frequency. In collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at his university, Stuart has developed a sophisticated bridge agraffe designed to retain the vertical mode of vibration produced when the hammer strikes the string. Compared to the standard piano, these new instruments demonstrate a dramatic improvement in tuning and internal damping of the string's decay transients.
STELLAVOX gained its international breakthrough with the small Sm 5 that was popular among sound engineers, musicians and film makers all over the world right from the very beginning. Jack Douglas recorded the Vienna Boys Choir for NBC with the Sm 5, others climbed Mount Everest with the small recorder. Even though the battery's electrolyte froze, the film makers still swore by their Sm 5. A STELLAVOX recorder was definitely used for the eighties film “Deborence”, that was awarded a Caesar, and two were used for Barbara Streisand’s “Yentl” as well as for the Marlon Brando film “Divine Rapture”. Many units went to Burbanks, - yes, where the Disney Studios were. The NBC TV studios, Warner Brothers, Paramount and sound studios, where Frank Sinatra was only one of the artists who worked there, were all located there. STELLAVOX recorders were particularly popular among musicians and music producers. However, just as nobody knows today how the top quality sound of a Stradivarius violin is produced, there is equally nobody who knows why musicians like Yehudi Menuhin or David Oistrach preferred STELLAVOX to all the other recorders. One reason might certainly be the outstanding sound quality.
masters of dance Breakin Ground Garry Stewart ADT Fast, aggressive, fraught with risk and riveting to watch, Australian Dance Theatre is set to thrill Adelaide audiences once again with an ambitious new work, Devolution. Garry Stewart has built a reputation for pushing dance- and his dancers-beyond conventional limits. In Devolution, Stewart collaborates with Canadian multi-disciplinary artist LouisPhilippe Demers and UK video artist Gina Czarnecki and goes one step further, with the introduction of robotics. Prosthetic limbs, large-scale ambulating robotic creatures, robotic spines and a kinetic set and lighting design-is the relationship between machine and body symbiotic or antagonistic? Exploring concepts of mutation and evolution, the nature of consciousness and co-habitation, Devolution pushes ADT's extraordinary, dancers in new directions, creating a unique world the likes of which Australian theatre has never produced before.
Anouk Van Dijk Anouk van Dijk, born in 1965, in The Netherlands, graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in 1985. For almost a decade she was a lead soloist with companies including the Rotterdam Dance Group and Amanda Miller's Pretty Ugly Dance Company. Having started to choreograph works as early as 1989, Anouk van Dijk dedicated herself from 1996 to exclusively create and perform her own work. She has been running her own dance company since 1998 and gained an international breakthrough in 2000 when her work Nothing Hurts was selected for the prestigious Berliner Theatertreffen and toured Europe afterwards. One year later she was awarded the prestigiousDutch Lucas Hoving Prize for her oeuvre.
Gideon Obarzaneck Melbourne-based Chunky Move was founded by artistic director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995 and has been the State of Victoria's flagship contemporary dance company since 1998. Chunky Move's work constantly seeks to redefine contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture. Gideon Obarzanek studied at the Australian Ballet School and danced with the Queensland Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company. He has choreographed numerous works for dance companies and independent projects within Australia, and his international choreographic credits include commissions for Graz Opera Ballet (Austria), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Nederlands Dans Theater (Holland), and the Repertory Dance Theatre (USA).
France's astonishing Wanted Posse perform their electric production Bad Moves-a showcase of what the body is capable of doing 'when scored to melodious beats', in a surreal world of humanoids, living in a parallel universe. Wanted Posse won the coveted 2001 World Breakdancing Championships.
Lucy Guerin Born in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before joining the companies of Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks) She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O'Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner Guerin recently received the 2000 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for achievement by an individual. Other awards include the Prix d'auteur from the Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Bagnolet in France and a 1994 New York Foundation for the Arts Choreographic Fellowship. In 1997 her work 'Two Lies' won a New York Dance and Performance Award (a 'Bessie') for choreography. Her work has toured to New York, Portland (OR), Stockholm, Noisiel (France), Rotterdam, London, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Sydney and Adelaide.
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Jeffrey Shaw Professor Jeffrey Shaw is regarded as one of the key international researchers in the field of interactive digital cinema. Professor Shaw is a foundation Professor for Media Art at the University of Art and Media, Karlsruhe and the foundation Director for the Research Institute for Visual Media at ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. Under his direction the Research Institute for Visual Media has become, alongside the MIT Lab, USA, the GMD, National Research Centre for Information Technology, Germany and KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, one of the world's premier research institutes in the field of interactive digital cinema.
Stelarc is an Australian artist who has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and the USA- including new music, dance festivals and experimental theatre. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems and the Internet to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body. He has performed with a THIRD HAND, a VIRTUAL ARM, a VIRTUAL BODY and a STOMACH SCULPTURE. He has acoustically and visually probed the body- having amplified brainwaves, bloodflow and muscle signals and filmed the inside of his lungs, stomach and colon, approximately two metres of internal space. He has done twenty-five body SUSPENSIONS with insertions into the skin, in different positions and varying situations in remote locations.
Craig Walsh Shilpa Gupta Shilpa Gupta was born in 1976 in Mumbai, India, where she currently lives and works. Between 1992 and 1997 she studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts in Mumbai. Gupta has exhibited in many international exhibitions including Art Meets Media-Adventures in Perception, ICC Tokyo, 2005; 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, 2005; ISEA, Tallinn Estonia, 2004; Asian Traffic, Asia-Australia Art Centre, Sydney, 2004; Transmediale, Berlin, 2004; Edge of Desire, Asia Society, New York, and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2004; Video Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil, 2003; Moist, MAAP, Beijing, 2002; Self, IMA, Brisbane, 2002; Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London, 2001.
Bernie Searle Berni Searle was born in 1964 in Cape Town, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. She studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, completing her MA in 1995. In 2003 she was presented with the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award (South Africa), with a resulting solo exhibition, Float, which toured nationally. In 2004 Searle was shortlisted for the international Artes Mundi award. Other solo exhibitions have included A Matter of Time at the UC, Berkeley Art Museum, 2003; Presence, Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2004; and About to Forget, Michael Stevenson Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town, 2005.
Walsh is an installation artist who has exhibited and collaborated both nationally and internationally. Primarily interested in sitespecific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art, his work often utilises projection in response to existing environments and contexts. Walsh has been awarded international residencies and has exhibited throughout Asia. He has produced work for festival environments and has recently completed a range of permanent and temporal public art commissions in Australia. Recent exhibition venues include: Havana Biennale, Cuba; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art; Sydney Festival; Womad Singapore/Adelaide; and Queensland Biennial Festival of Music.
Rafael Lozano Hemmer Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. In 1989 he received a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montr¨¦al, Canada. He is an Electronic artist who develops large-scale interactive installations in public space, usually deploying new technologies and custom-made physical interfaces. Using robotics, projections, sound, internet and cell-phone links, sensors and other devices, his installations aim to provide "temporary antimonuments for alien agency". His work has been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City (1999), the Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam (2001), the United Nations' World Summit of Cities in Lyon (2003), the opening of the Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media in Japan (2003) and the Expansion of the European Union in Dublin (2004).
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Julien Maire Born in 1969 in Metz, France, Julien Maire currently lives and works in Berlin. Maireâ€™s work has been exhibited internationally in solo shows at galleries including Diderot Gallery, France; Francoise Knabe Gallery, Germany; Jacqueline Moussion Gallery, France; and group shows including Les Rencontres Internationales de la photographie, Arles, France; and Hull Time Based Art, Hull, UK. Maire has performed his live projection works at venues including Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; ZKM, Karlesruhre, Germany, Transmediale 01 and 04, Berlin; and EMAF, 2004.
Mike Stubbs' work encompasses film, video, mixed media installations, performance and curation. He has won more than a dozen major international awards including first prizes at the Oberhausen and Locarno Film Festivals, and in 1999 he was invited to present a video retrospective of his own work at the Tate Gallery, London. A selection of his work was featured at the 2003 Adelaide International Film Festival. Trained at Cardiff Art College and the Royal College of Art, Mike Stubbs has recently joined the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as Curatorial Manager. Previous to this, he was Senior Research Resident at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee, Scotland) and Director of Hull Time Based Arts, where he established several innovative schemes to encourage production and exhibition of new media art.
Drew Berry is a 3D digital animator who creates complex biomedical visualisations for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Australia's flagship centre for medical research. Born in New York, he relocated to Australia where he gained a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Berry's animations have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the National Museum of Australia and, most recently, as part of SIGGRAPH 2003 in San Diego, USA. His animations have also been included in numerous documentaries for Channel 4, PBS and ABC. Focusing primarily on visualisations of cells, DNA and proteins, Berry's work has enabled a large audience to understand the microscopic workings of the human body while illuminating the mysterious landscape of the body at cellular level.
Gina Czarnecki Gina Czarnecki is a British new media artist whose hybrid artworks result from intersections of film, video and computer-generated imagery. Until recently she headed the postgraduate course in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She has taught film, animation and digital media, and curated programs for festivals in the UK and Europe. Czarnecki recently relocated to Melbourne. A recipient of the prestigious Creative Scotland Award, Czarnecki's work investigates the ways in which elements of the human are manipulated and controlled by the social, economic and political realities of the contemporary world. Beginning her career as an animator, Czarnecki embraced new media technologies, producing installation works such as Versifier, which was exhibited at ACMI as part of Remembrance + the Moving Image. Her recent works include single-screen film/video, photographic and installation formats.
Tokyo-based Keiko Kimoto employs mathematical tools and computer programming methods such as the visualization tools of Nonlinear Dynamical System to create Imaginary Numbers. Kimoto seeks to avoid representational context, instead, she strives to visually express transitions in the world that are not replications of nature as seen by the human eye. Kimoto has exhibited her work throughout Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Tokyo Art Projects, Inc/Mika Gallery, New York, hosted a solo exhibition of her work in 2004. In late 2005, Kimoto will commence lecturing in the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University.
Ulf Langheinrich Ulf Langheinrich began studying at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1978, the same year that he was called to do his military service in the National People's Army of the GDR. Based in Vienna since 1988, he continued to exhibit paintings and drawings, holding a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse and putting out a catalogue of his work. He designed musical soundscapes for various film and video projects and produced experimental concerts for Vienna's Kunstradio. In 1991 he founded the groundbreaking audio-visual performance and installation duo Granular Synthesis with Kurt Hentschlager. Granular Synthesis have presented their evolving body of work extensively in Europe and the United States.
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Liz Hughes Peter Bosch Phil Norton
Philip Norton is originally from Chicago and was runner-up in Mark Smith's first ever slam series final at the Green Mill in 1984. He then left for Japan where he lived for 6 years, performing at the Kyoto Connection and teaching Modern Poetry at the Kyoto University of Education. Now residing in Australia, Norton was profiled in the ABC television special Voices (Australia's United States of Poetry) commemorating the inaugural National Poetry Day. He was the Text Program Coordinator for Next Wave Festival 2000 (Victoria's premier festival for young and emerging artists) and as a free lance producer has produced programs for ABC's Poetica, Airplay and Radio Eye.
Mari Velonaki is a media artist working in the field of interactive installation. In 2003 she was awarded a PhD in Media Arts at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and is the current recipient of an Australian Research Council Linkage grant 2003-6 in collaboration with Dr David Rye, Dr Steven Scheding and Dr Stefan Williams at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney. Velonaki’s installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally, exhibitions include: Converge Where Art and Science Meet 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Heterosis Digital Art From Australia Arco, Madrid European Media Arts Festival Osnabruck, Germany StartUp,Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand Primavera Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Peter Bosch studied psychology at the Universities of Leyden and Amsterdam (197683) and sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (1986-87). Simone Simons studied in the audio-visual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam (1980-85). Bosch and Simons have exhibited internationally in museums such as the Stedelijk, Amsterdam (1986, 1990, 1995) and the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (1999, 2001) and at institutes like ZKM, Karlsruhe (1991, 1993), V-2, Rotterdam (1994) and at ISEA (1995, 1996, 2000, 2002) in Montreal, Rotterdam, Paris and Nagoya. In 1998 they received a Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz. Aguas Vivas obtained an honorary mention at the competition VIDA 6.0, Madrid.
Minim++ Kunoh and Chikamori have been creating artworks together as minim++ since 1996. Their works have been exhibited extensively throughout Japan and also internationally at Siggraph, Ars Electronica, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the 3rd Seoul International Media Art Biennale. Kyoko Kunoh was born in 1972 in Tokyo and graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management in 1995, later completing a Master’s degree in Media and Governance. Born in 1971 in Tokyo, Motoshi Chikamori graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Environmental Information, in 1995, and completed his Master’s degree at the University of Tsukuba in 1998. With the support of the POLA Art Foundation he went to Germany to study at Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Karlsruhe in 1999.
Liz Hughes has a long history of working in film and digital media. She has written and directed short films that have screened at over 100 film festivals and have won twentytwo international awards including prizes for Best Short Film and Audience Prizes. Her films have been featured in a number of critical journals. Most recently Cat’s Cradle was featured in Richard Raskin’s book, The Art of the Short Fiction Film: Nine Modern Classics alongside the films of Roman Polanski and Jim Jarmusch. Liz has directed documentaries and TV drama for the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Disney Television and Channel Seven. She directed three episodes of Short Cuts, winner of the Australian Film Institute award in 2002 for Best Children’s TV Series. As Artistic Director of Experimenta, Liz curated the highly successful Prototype exhibition and co-curated Experimenta’s 2003 major exhibition, House of Tomorrow, touring nationally and internationally in 2004 and 2005. She was one of three curators for the Seoul International Media Art Biennale in Korea in 2004-2005.
Ian Haig Ian Haig works at the intersection of visual arts and media arts. His work explores the strangeness of everyday reality negotiated through subject matter that is at times perverse and provocative. His practice focuses on the psychopathological relationship to technologies and the human psyche, often exploring the themes of the body, mutation and devolution through the lens of low cultural forms. He works across media, including installation, video, animation, web, sculpture and drawing. His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artec Biennale - Nagoya, Japan, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Art Museum of China, Beijing and The European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. In addition his animation and video work have screened in over 120 Festivals internationally.
masters of new media Meschac Gaba
Alex Davies Born in 1977, Alex Davies currently lives and works in Sydney. Awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW in 2001, Davies has since been researching, developing and presenting audio-visual installations. Davies practice spans a diverse range of media including film, network, realtime audio-visual manipulations and responsive installations; his current practice is based around the development of evolving audio-visual installations in which individuals and dynamic environmental factors shift the conditions of a controlled space. Davies work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: drift, ISEA, Helsinki, Tallinn, & Stockholm, 2004; Swarm, 2004 Australian Culture Now, ACMI, Melbourne, 2004; Filter Feeder, Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003; and Radiotopia, Network Event, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 2002
Justine Cooper Martina Mngrovius A graduate of Applied Physics at RMIT University, Martina Mrongovius is a Melbourne-based artist who has specialised for the last few years in holographics. She has been working and researching at the cutting edge of this new technology with specialists and professionals around the globe. Mrongovius artworks have been diverse, ranging from short films and animations to comic books and holograms. Recent exhibitions of her work have been held at Experimedia, State Library of Victoria, 2002, The Foundry, London, 2002, and as part of Next Wave, Melbourne, 2004.
Born in Sydney, Australia and currently residing in New York, interdisciplinary artist Justine Cooper’s artwork investigates the intersections between culture, science and medicine. She moves between many forms of media - animation, video, installation, photography, as well as medical imaging technologies such as MRI, DNA sequencing, Ultrasound and SEM (scanning electron microscopy). Her work has been internationally recognized and exhibited in over sixty shows and screenings including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Singapore Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art, The George Pompidou Centre, Paris; Kwang Ju Biennale, Korea, and the International Center of Photography, New York. and Art in America.
Brett Graham Rachel Rakena Brett Graham is one of New Zealand’s most exciting and accomplished sculptors, highly regarded for his ability to abstract complex historical and cultural ideas into formally strong and beautiful sculptural forms. Graham places strong emphasis on materiality and surface with the formal simplicity of his sculptural pieces and predominant use of wood and stone. Graham’s work engages in a dual dialogue of Maori and European histories whilst adhering to the modernist emphasis on form and material quality. Although his works may not directly invoke Maori sculptural tradition, they nonetheless speak of that tradition in their titles and concept. His work is accessible at an aesthetic, personal and historical level, enabling both the object and viewer to occupy a common ground. Rachael Rakena was born in Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand in 1969 and lives and works in Palmerston North, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Meschac Gaba was born in1961 in Cotonou, Benin, and now lives and works in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He began studying art in Zossou Gratien’s workshop in Cotonou and then at the Rijksakedemie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam from 1996 to 1997. His work has been featured at the 3rd Kwangu Biennale (2000), the 2nd Taipei Biennial (2001), Berlin Biennial (2001), Documenta XI (2002), the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), Africa Remix (2004-2005) and has been included in exhibitions in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa and Switzerland. His most significant exhibition to date is his “Museum for Contemporary African Art” (1997-2002), which traveled all over the world to museums in Amsterdam, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States.
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The Current Danielle Puppi Daniele Puppi is amongst the most exciting young Italian artists of his generation. He belongs to a tradition of twentieth century European art, which can be traced through Burri, Manzoni, Klein and Fontana, that utilises the elements of the everyday and participates in the world in order to restore the dynamic of the world to itself. Puppi’s work primarily consists of sound and video installations entitled Fatiche (Efforts) and colour photographs called Frammenti (Fragments), which are derived from moments of the installations but are themselves autonomous works. The Fatiche installations are all generated from a direct encounter with the physical space. For Puppi, the space is not a neutral place that hosts the work of the artist, but the tangible, concrete material from which the work emerges and takes form.
Converting a 100 year old town hall with the largest symphonic organ in the southern hemisphere into a site-specific sound installation with interacting pre-composed and improvised live music performances.
Ghazel Meart Guy Ben-Ary - Born and educated in Law in Israel before moving to Australia where he became director of the Image Analysis and Acquisition Facility (IAAF) at the Institute for Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia. Since 1999 member of the »Tissue Culture & Art Project« and since 2000 member of the »SymbioticAProject «. STEVE POTTER Assistant Professor in the Laboratory for NeuroEngineering. This is a collective research unit within the Department of Biomedical Engineering shared between Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Philip Gamblen - Kinetic Artist. Oron Catts - Artist and curator, Artistic Director and co-founder of SymbioticAThe Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, School of Anatomy & Human biology, University of Western Australia. Founder of the Tissue Culture & Art Project (1996). Research fellow at The Tissue Engineering & Organ Fabrication Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital , Harvard Medical School (2000- 2001). STUART BUNT After training as a Zoologist at Oxford, Stuart was the photographer for a number of expeditions to the Andes, the Seychelles and the farflung corners of Europe.
Rat’s brain neurons in Atlanta USA control a robotic arm in Moscow, New York or Perth.
Ghazel, born in Tehran in 1966, studied Visual Arts art from 1988 – 1992 at the École des Beaux Arts in Nîmes, and in 1994 completed a BA in Film at the Paul Valéry University. In 1993, she was awarded a bursary that allowed her to move to Berlin for a time and work there, and in 2000 she received a French ministry of culture grant to support an art project in New York. Ghazel’s early works centred on happenings, installations and pamphlets as a means of reflecting her own nomadic lifestyle. From 1997 on, she began work on a series of filmed self-portraits, using irony as a technique to enter into a critical dialogue with the social norms and pressures prevalent in Iran. Ghazel lives and works in Paris.
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