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Music in the Hall
9 May at 12.00 pm - 1.15 pm
An event every week that begins at 12.00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 16 May 2021
Immerse your senses in the creativity of the Minnawarra Art Awards while enjoying intimate live performances featuring some unique instruments in this creative pop-up performance space.
Sunday 2 May: Cathie Travers – Accordion
Accordionist Cathie Travers plays an instrument that people love to poke fun at – until they hear it in the flesh! She has toured nationally and internationally, including collaborations with key artists Australian Chamber Orchestra, Berliner Ensemble, Barry Humphries, Meow Meow, Compagnie József Trefeli, Black Swan Theatre, Deckchair Theatre, VitalStatistix, Chrissie Parrott, Perth Festival, Peter Morse, David Hyams, EPFL Switzerland, Robyn Archer, and WASO.
Roaming across musical boundaries as performer, composer and/or studio producer Cathie has collaborated in works for theatre, dance, film, radiophonic and concert performance, and appears on nearly thirty Australian artist CD releases encompassing jazz, tango, contemporary art music, afro-kreol, celtic folk, punk and indie-rock. She also appears with cabaret artists, jazz musicians and pop-up opera companies around Perth.
Accordions come in many shapes and sizes – Cathie is bringing a few instruments along to her Music in the Hall concert, including a couple of lovely old small accordions from History House in Armadale – evidence of the roots of the instrument: it’s a great travel companion, is a total groove machine for dance music, and reaches into your heart in a soulful ballad.
Sunday 9 May: Paul Ford – Gongwalkabout
Paul is passionate about gongs and the therapeutic art of gong play. He is known otherwise and most commonly as Gongwalkabout, a small local business. Paul not only offers himself as a gong play practitioner, but also he tutors gong play and manufactures gong play accessories. He is inspired to play, with his own emergent emotionality and a response to how his gongs communicate to himself and how the immediate environment might include itself naturally.
Paul practices a therapeutic model of gong play, with an understanding of how sound can encourage a person’s own physiological and psychological wellbeing.
Musical influences include artists such as Biosphere, Tetsu Inoue, Steve Reich and the music of Indonesia/Asia. Paul is a member of Langen Swara, Perth’s Javanese Gamelan.
Sunday 16 May: Nicole Lloyd – SoundBirth, Water Bowls
From classical musician to sound healing facilitator, Nicole Lloyd combines her musical background with her love of giving people the experience of relaxation through quality sound. She specialises in teaching people how they can use sound in a variety of settings such as during childbirth, at yoga centres, at home, school and work. She believes that sound is the most efficient way to relax and is accessible to anyone, anytime.
Come and enjoy a one hour session with Nicole where she will introduce all of her instruments, share a bit about the science of sound and how you can use it in your daily life and then take you on a relaxing sound journey! You will leave feeling relaxed as well as energised and ready to dive back into your life!
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