Cockatoo Calling
Tubular Bells for Two
Sound Travellers
Vimeo - Joanne Kee
Lucian McGuiness
Colbourne Avenue
Linsey Pollak
Jazz Meetup group

Cockatoo Island
Australia Council
Noni Carroll
Matt Sutton

places + spaces presents COMPASS in music @ the Factory

Thanks to everyone who came along, it was a great night, stay tuned for more information on Compass.

Christina Leonard – Soprano Saxophone
Jeremy Rose – Alto Saxophone
Matt Ottignon – Tenor Saxophone
Luke Glimour – Baritone Saxophone

Guest artists - Julian Curwin - guitar

Marcello Miao - accordian

Compass are living proof that music knows no boundaries.  The music is seductive,  tantalising ...

This performance launches their CD, Abrazo Tango - the embrace of the tango, capturing the fusion of sax with the gypsy romance of the accordian.  Hear the sensual chemistry, evocative of the streets of Argentina as played by these remarkable musicians.

Combining the diverse paths of two pairs of saxophone players, 'Compass' – Christina Leonard, Jeremy Rose, Matthew Ottignon, Luke Gilmore - form one of the most interesting and dynamic groups to emerge in Australia's music scene.  Inspired by the idea of breaking down barriers between classical music and improvised jazz, Compass takes an innovative and flexible approach to the Saxophone Quartet, combining influences that are, distinct, new and unusual. Committed to expanding the context and genre of the Saxophone Quartet, 'Compass' have and plan to continue to commission new works to be written for collaborations with some of Australia's finest instrumentalists.

The composers and special guest performers on the night are Marcello Maio - piano accordian and Julian Curwin – guitar. As one of Sydney's most sought after performer/ composers at only 22 Marcello Maio has established himself as a musician with extraordinary and diverse talents. Equally at home with Jazz, Brazilian, African-American, European folk and Tango, Piano Accordionist and Pianist Marcello welcomes the challenge of writing and performing in many different styles. Julian has been performing and composing music his whole life, playing a wide range of instruments, and traversing nearly every style imaginable. He co-founded the ARIA-winning gypsy band Monsieur Camembert, and also pursues such projects as heavy metal lounge band Darth Vegas, electro-acoustic experimental pop delicacy Gauche, and quirky tango punk chamber jazz ensemble The Fantastic Terrific Munkle.

Hear the music of Compass live


Other concerts in the series

Friday 2nd October 2009 - Tina Harrod in music @ the factory
Thursday 15th October - Australian Art Orchestra, Into the Fire, a fusion of Indian music and jazz @ the the Factory
Friday 27th November - Taikoz/Topology/Karak,  Japanese drumming, the Australian Way and the talents of Topology, one of the foremost contemporary music ensembles and Karak @ the Enmore Theatre

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