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Dev Res V – Dissolutions, performance 2: the suite

April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


I’m very pleased to be a recipient of Lebowskis Development Residency V.
There will be three gigs, each two months apart.

My project, Dissolutions aims to develop ground first broken by Keith Jarrett’s European quartet in the mid 1970’s. The ensemble aims to marry the thematic, harmonic, and melodic sensibilities of music of the European art music tradition with free improvisation and the rhythmic and textural approach of the jazz tradition.

Performance 2: the suite

Performance 2 will further develop the concepts explored in performance 1, but will take a more formally ambitious approach. The performance will see the premiere of a new work written specifically for the occasion. This work will take the form of a longer suite consisting of several connected movements loosely grounded in the baroque suite, and utilising contemporary classical harmony. The heavy improvisatorial focus of the earlier performance will be retained, but the formal context will be further removed from those commonly used within the jazz tradition. ‘Echo’, within the accompanying playlist, provides some insight into what is intended.

The ensemble will consist of:
Timothy Franklin – saxophone
Joseph O’Connor – piano
Tom Lee – bass
Hugh Harvey – drums


April 29, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


20 Cross Street
Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia
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