Over the next couple of weeks, the Cooroora Institute offers afternoons of delight with contemporary and exploratory music that responds to place.
Residency and Performance - Judith Hamann
Judith Hamann becomes a vibrant whole through an intimate knowing of her cello. She has travelled, lived, and played around the world and comes to the Cooroora Institute via Melbourne to compose with this habitat. Her composition and playing is unique and visceral; she and her cello transport mind and body to a greater more-than-human music.
After two weeks of inhabitation, Judith will be presenting and performing her resultant works in progress between 4pm and 6pm on Saturday 18thAugust on our outdoor stage as the sun sets. We’ll have drinks for sale and all are welcome by donation.
Delicious Ironies at the Cooroora Institute
Vanessa Tomlinson and Eric Griswold have played here in many guises, with percussive and playful music that often evokes and collaborates with the natural world. As Clocked Out duo, they have invited the composer and musician Linsey Vickery from Western Australia to play around the region.
The Cooroora Institute has created an outdoor housing for a gifted pianola which will have its inaugural performance on Sunday 26thAugust from 3:00pm. We will walk through our newly planted woodlot to the gatehouse piano and then return for more collaborative performances in studio and/or stage. These will be performances to remember. Tickets are $15 or free to all 2018 Cooroora Institute students, teachers, and volunteers.
Music is made from nature and reflects the natural world. Music is decomposition as well as composition; deterioration as well as creation. Here are two performances that link the place with the performance. Nature, body, and instrument combine to touch the music of the spheres: cacophonic and melodic, full of awe and vibrancy, collaborations with the song of the earth. Every performance changes with the sense of place: its climate and its mood. Both afternoons will take music to a new place, beyond the classical strictures to more fully explore our relationships with this more-than-human world.
Also coming up over the next month is our Wild Law seminar, Woodworking hand tools fundaments, and Wild Printing. Check out our calendar and book soon as these are filling fast: