BMI Music Season 2/2019
October 19 @ 7:00 pm AEDT$15 – $20.00
Mary Doumany solo Harp + Cheryl Durongpisitkul Group
Mary Doumany is a Victorian-based composer, harpist, singer, and lyricist, considered to be Australia’s most accomplished Jazz harpists. In her solo performances, she combines voice and harp in her unique renditions of both original works and jazz standards.
Her music, particularly her harp and her vocal works, have been performed and recorded extensively. Her compositions have appeared on ABC releases, and her work features on Australian and international film soundtracks, among them, “Shine’ and “The Truman Show”.
Cheryl Durongpisitkul Group
Follow Me Through the Red Ash’ is the debut album of saxophonist and composer, Cheryl Durongpisitkul. Written throughout 2016 – 2017, the composition explores techniques drawn from musical elements within Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, ‘Petrushka’. The composition is a through-composed piece written alongside a narrative; the themes in the piece are often directly connected to the characters in the story. The album merges modern jazz with prog rock, 20th century classical and explores improvisation through many different contexts. The piece moves between shimmering landscapes and muddy terrains, weaving the main themes throughout the densely textured composition.
The album features Cheryl on alto sax, clarinet and flute, Felix Watson on trumpet, Josh Bennier on trombone, Lincoln Mckenzie and Marcos Villalta on guitars, Harry Cook on piano and keyboard, Stephen Hornby on basses and Leo Kavanagh on drums.