Recital Hall West 4pm

Laura Altman  clarinet   

Monica Brooks  piano & accordion 

Dale Gorfinkel  vibraphone  

Peter Farrar  saxophone  

NB this performance consists of two DUO sets of 25mins duration

Peter, Dale, Laura and Monica are mates who connected through their involvement with the inquisitive Sydney improvised music scene. They’ve been playing music together in various configurations for almost two decades. Some of these projects include Splinter Orchestra, Prophets, BB+CAM, Great Waitress, Farfinkel Pugowski, West Head Project…as well as these 2 longstanding duos: 

Using clarinet and accordion to describe their friendship, Laura Altman and Monica Brooks predominantly pair ideas of rests, drones, and ‘extended technique’ into a somewhat minimal sound. You could say they’re a part of a community that delivered the idea that to listen is to play music. 

Peter Farrar and Dale Gorfinkel's music is ever-evolving, with the exploration of sonic possibilities a main focus. Each performance can sound quite different. Past iterations have included their unique modifications of instruments such as vibraphone, saxophone, trumpet, electric guitar, and electronics, as well as self-made instruments such as Dale's acoustic synthesiser, made from balloons, hoses, and garden irrigation taps.