BBGG/Melanie & Laura
Recital Hall West 4pm
Laura Altman clarinet
Melanie Herbert violin
Dale Gorfinkel vibraphone
Peter Farrar saxophone
NB this performance consists of two DUO sets of 25mins duration
BBGG + Melanie and Laura
Peter, Dale, Laura and Melanie 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, Farfinkel Pugowski, TQF4M1 …as well as these 2 duos:
The recently formed duo of Melanie and Laura could be described as a very natural progression from over a decade of creative exchanges, musical collaborations, and a deep friendship. With the violin and clarinet and an array of objects and gadgets, Laura and Mel intuitively navigate the colours and textures of their instruments to create sensitive and free-flowing 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.