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(date of preparation) (Title of Release) (Location) Tailor  Birds  is  a  rare  Australian  sound  and  visual  collaboration  between  European  artist/s   (insert  name  here),  Australian  techno-­‐violinist  Sophia  Kinston,  singer/songwriter,  Monique  Kerr   (Australia)  and  electronic  musician/producer,  Rick  van  der  Ree  (based  in  Holland).   Combining  the  new  with  the  old,  contemporary  sound  with  classical  principals,  this  unique  arts   show  promises  to  be  an  extravagant  neo-­‐classical  experience.   Incorporating  electronic  elements,  video  and  various  dramatic  devices  Tailor  Birds  will  gently   and  vicariously  immerse  its  audiences  in  a  new  wave  of  musical  experiences.     Drawing  from  an  unusual  set  of  instruments  Tailor  Birds  band  members  successfully  craft  a   symbiosis  between  old  and  new  music  -­‐  ultimately  founding  a  signature  neo  –classical  free  form   work.     Tailor  Birds  is  lead  by  composer  and  techno-­‐violinist  Sophia  Kinston  who  weaves  together   electric  violin,  electronic  beats,  dynamic  vocal  work  and  live  animation  of  folly  objects,   transforming  sound  sources  into  unusually  creative  sound  scores.  Accompanied  by  visceral   projection  screenings,  audiences  can  become  completely  immersed  inside  a  visual  and  aural   exploration.    Sophia  is  successful  in  crafting  a  symbiosis  between  old  and  new,  vicariously   immersing  audiences  in  a  signature  neo-­‐classical  musical  style.  This  is  known  as  Tailor  Birds.       Event D etails Who  is  the  guest  artist?   What  is  the  event?   Where  is  the  venue/location   When:  time  and  date     (Enter  information)  About:  what  is  unique/different  about  this  event?  


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Australian Neo-Classic Sound and Visuals On Tour tailorbirdsmusic@gmail.com A bout the M usicians Sophia  Kinston  is  a  contemporary  composer  in  the  full  sense  of  the  word,  arranging  diverse   elements  to  form  a  hybrid  landscape  of  neo-­‐classical  electronic  sound  and  visuals.  Sophia  has  a   long-­‐standing  interest  and  history  working  in  collaboration  with  diverse  and  high  profile  artists   and  bringing  a  range  of  international  influences  to  her  work.  Sophia’s  key  influences  include:   Kronos  Quartet  as  well  as  her  three  key  tutors:  Yumi  Sasaki,  Jacob  Plooij,  Miki  Tsunoda.     Sophia  has  spent  her  summers  at  music  camps  and  visits  to  the  Venice  Biennale  and  various   festivals.  In  Australia,  at  VCA  performed  various  Australian  composers'  works,  including   commissioning  a  new  piece  from  Anthony  Lyons  who's  now  a  member  of  the  teaching  staff  at  the   Melbourne  Conservatorium  of  music.       Local  Guest  Artist:  x-­‐x-­‐x  (enter  paragraph  here)   Rick  van  der  Ree,  producer  for  tailor  birds,  is  based  in  Amsterdam,  Holland.    Producer  for  Dutch   band,  Kid  Totem,  as  well  as  producing  much  of  his  own  electronic  work,  under  the  name   ElectRick.    He  has  played  a  number  of  Holland  based  festivals  and  venues,  such  as  Landjuweel,   adm  tijd,  Ekko  Utrecht,  and  Paradiso  Amsterdam,  and  has  been  working  with  Sophia  Kinston   over  the  past  5  years  on  building  the  production  side  of  Tailor  Birds,  resulting  in  her  debut   album,  ‘Runaway  Sailors,  Stay  At  Home  Wives’.   Monique  Kerr,  singer/songwriter,  and  vocalist  for  Tailor  Birds,  is  based  just  outside  of   Melbourne,  Australia.    With  her  album  release,  Golden  Blue  (2009),  she  has  since  been  awarded   the  2009  Australian  VET  student  of  the  year  (music  industry).    Touring  her  solo  work  in  2012   through  Canberra,  Melbourne  and  Adelaide,  she  has  since  toured  with  Tailor  Birds  in  2013  in   Europe.   She  has  a  range  of  management  experience  including  with  the  Fringe  Music  Project,  and  for  Blank   Tape  Music,  under  César  Rodrigues  (Blue  King  Brown).    Education  is  VET  cert  3  music  industry,   and  is  currently  studying  a  degree  in  music  industry  at  RMIT,  city  campus.     Erika  Kertesz,  is  one  such  guest  musician  that  Sophia  Kinston  has  worked  with  in  Europe.    She   recorded  the  vocals  for  the  title  track  of  Tailor  Birds’  debut  album,  ‘Runaway  Sailors,  Stay  At   Home  Wives’  amongst  other  tracks.    Originally  from  Hungary,  and  a  musician  in  her  own  right,   she  has  completed  a  number  of  self-­‐managed  and  funded  tours  over  the  past  10  years.   The  album  ‘Little  Girl’,  released  by  Warner  Music  Hungary,  includes  13  original  tracks,  and  she   has  since  toured  this  album,  alongside  a  larger  jazz  band,  but  also  touring  with  a  smaller  2-­‐piece   over  the  past  couple  of  years.   Performing  at  prestigious  venues  and  music  festivals  such  as:  Budapest  Jazz  Club,    Sziget  Festival,    Reigen  Jazz  Club,    Tunnel  Jazz  Club,  Reduta  Jazz  Club,  Blue  Note  Jazz  Club,  MOL  Jazz  Festival   2010,  Vienna  Jazz  Festival  2011,  Liburnia  Jazz  Festival  2011,  amongst  others.                    


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Australian Neo-Classic Sound and Visuals On Tour tailorbirdsmusic@gmail.com Timothy  Clarke,  tour  manager  for  Tailor  Birds’  2014  summer  tour,  has  a  history  of  work  within   administration.    This  has  included  a  number  of  jobs  where  he  has  had  to  work  within  systems   and  timeframes.    He  is  currently  working  for  the  Melbourne  University,  monitoring  and   evaluating  applications,  in  the  arts  sector.   He  works  well  under  strict  timeframes,  achieving  goals,  working  well  within  the  team,  but  also   maintaining  professionalism  and  efficiency,  and  a  leadership  role.   He  has  also  worked  for  Tailor  Birds  in  Australia,  helping  with  merchandise  and  door  sales.    In   their  ’14  Europe  tour,  Timothy  will  be  in  charge  of  door  and  ticket  sales,  monitoring  and  control   of  merchandise,  keeping  of  records  of  sales,  he  will  be  providing  weekly  feedback  on  this,  and   keeping  control  of  all  receipts  and  earnings  from  ticket  and  merch  sales,  to  keep  a  strong   awareness  of  all  finances.    He  will  also  be  helping  with  transport  and  time  efficiency.    


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Australian Neo-Classic Sound and Visuals On Tour tailorbirdsmusic@gmail.com Support M aterial Visit Tailor Birds website

Listen to Tailor Birds See Tailor Birds music video ~ ‘Run Away Sailors, Stay at Home Wives’

Contact D etails Sophia  Kinston   Artistic  Director   Phone:     Skype:     Email:       Timothy  Clarke     Tour  Manager   Phone:     Skype:   Email:     Emmaline  Macartney   Business  Manager   Phone:  (Australia)  +61  401122851     Skype:  Emmaline  Mac   Email:         tailorbirdsmusic@gmail.com     Facebook     Twitter            

More Info & Up dates Follow  Tailor  Birds  on  Facebook,  and  for  show  dates  please  go  to    -­‐   https://www.facebook.com/pages/tailorbirdsmusic   For  free  listens  or  real  buys,  visit  Bandcamp:   http://tailorbirds.bandcamp.com/           For  further  information,  including  presale  tickets,  can  be  seen  at  new  website,  


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Australian Neo-Classic Sound and Visuals On Tour tailorbirdsmusic@gmail.com www.tailorbirdsmusic.com  as  of  May  ’14.     CDs  are  also  available  at  live  shows,  as  are  digital  downloads  on  specially   designed  merchandise.    Also  available  from  iTunes,  Amazon  &  Cd  Baby.   For  radio  and  interview  requests,  bookings,  and  any  further  info,  please  email   Tailor  Birds:  tailorbirdsmusic@gmail.com    


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