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Review – JAZZ’N’MORE Das Schweizer Jazz and Blues Magazine Jan/Feb No. 1/2018

Review – JAZZ’N’MORE Das Schweizer Jazz and Blues Magazine Jan/Feb No. 1/2018

“The Australian Andrea Keeble is a highly trained classic violinist. She was part of several different orchestras, composed distinguished film scores and is a member of different internationally renowned ensembles of both Classical and New Music. But what distinguishes her even more impressively is the breadth of her horizon. She is a founding member and leader of the Ad Hoc Music Collective, supporting musician in The Black Arm Band – a gathering of Australia’s finest Indigenous musicians making music to defend their rights – and is regularly touring with the folk-inspired Quintet Cosmo Cosmolino.

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Greg Van Meeuwen of 3PBS interviews Andrea Keeble

Greg Van Meeuwen of 3PBS interviews Andrea Keeble

December 14 : 2017

Greg Van Meeuwen of 3PBS Radio Melbourne interviewed Andrea at the end of last year just after the launch concert of her new album “Congratulations”.

Here is the interview in full where they talk about the release of “Congratulations“, Andrea’s music career and life.

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Andrea Keeble’s latest album

Andrea Keeble’s latest album, Congratulations, will be performed by Ad Hoc Music Collective on Saturday 9th December at the Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St. Carlton at 7.30 pm.
Tickets $30/$20 at the door or available here

Ad Hoc Music Collective:
Andrea Keeble and Edwina Kayser: violins
Jason Bunn: viola
Michelle John: ‘cello
Rosie Westbrook: double bass
Ronny Ferella: drum kit and percussion
Dan Witton: voice

Andrea Keeble’s latest album, Congratulations, reflects her distinct body of composition and musicianship for the last two decades in Australia’s classical, jazz, gypsy and avant-garde music scenes. Two beautifully arranged songs, with gorgeous, fluid vocals by Dan Witton, bookend the recording. The tracks in-between explore string, jazz, improvisation and experimental ground – from cabaret to gypsy folk to classical and back again.
Andrea is an accomplished string player, and her understanding of the instrument and willingness to push it into new roles and spaces permeates the album. The stylistic range is impressive, with tracks that seem almost wholly experimental suddenly branching into classical ostinatos, gentle lyrics and accessible chord progressions.
The title and title track, far from being self-congratulatory, play on the courage of breaking down old habits. Each composition, as it moves through new, engaging and often haunting space, creates an impression of positive change. If you like eclectic music, you’ll love Congratulations, with its atmospheric flavours of Keeble’s long-term membership with Cosmo Cosmolino, and influences of straight jazz, classical Bartók strings and even Iceland’s Sigur Rós.

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Ad Hoc String Quartet @ Melbourne Polytechnic

Ad Hoc String Quartet performs new compositions for String Quartet and soloists
on Thurs 9th Nov at 3 pm

Yarra Edge Music Centre (Theatre) – room G101 at Melbourne Polytechnic, 
Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield VIC 3078.

Ad Hoc String Quartet performs new compositions composed by the third year composition students of Melbourne Polytechnic for String Quartet and soloists.

Ad Hoc String Quartet
Aaron Barnden and Andrea Keeble, violins
Ceridwen Davies, viola
Noella Yan, ‘cello

Soloists include – 
Deborah Kayser, Alice Bennett, Amy Odongo, Fabian Elias, Tully Sumner, Pablo Andres Vargas Pedroza and Mitchell Wynne.

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Ad Hoc String Quartet ‘Musica’: May 29th

Ad Hoc String Quartet are performing on Monday 29th May at 7.30 pm Carlton Courthouse as a part of the ‘Musica’ Concert Series.

In keeping with the focus of ‘Musica’, the concert will feature new and improvised original works by the ensemble plus a few quartets from the soon to be released “Congratulations” album by the Ad Hoc Collective.

Ad Hoc String Quartet is –
Andrea Keeble and Kylie Morrigan, violins  |  Ceridwen Davies, viola  |  Helen Mountfort, cello

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Ad Hoc String Quartet @ Melbourne Polytechnic

Ad Hoc Music Collective will perform as Ad Hoc String Quartet at
Melbourne Polytechnic Lunchtime Concert Series on Tuesday 14th March at 12.45 – 1.45 pm.

Yarra Edge Music Centre (Theatre) – room G101 at Fairfield.
Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield VIC 3078

Musicians include Andrea and Kylie Morrigan (violins), Phoebe Green (viola) and Helen Mountfort (‘cello).

The concert will include original quartets, duets and solo works by Andrea Keeble and Helen Mountfort as well as compositions by Paul Hindemith, Liza Lim, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and J.S.Bach.

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Ad Hoc Music Collective : New Recording



Ad Hoc Music Collective spent two glorious days in September at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon recording 8 tracks for a new CD of original compositions by Andrea to be released next year in 2017.  The amazing vocals of Dan Witton were then recorded in November at Head Gap Studios.

A huge thanks to the most wonderful musicians
– Kylie Morrigan, Jason Bunn, Rosie Westbrook, Helen Mountfort, Ronny Ferella and Dan Witton as well as Lachlan Carrick (superb Sound Engineer) and Paul Ericsson (a master in photography).

Stayed posted for concerts and the CD launch in 2017.

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Paint What You Hear

AD HOC MUSIC COLLECTIVE is involved in a new workshop project this year. It’s called “Paint What You Hear” and it’s on at ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr over three dates in the school holidays in 2012  – 4 April, 4 July & 3 October.

All workshops pitched at 5-8 year olds are from 11am-1pm.

A special Concert featuring AD HOC MUSIC COLLECTIVE will be held on Saturday 6th October at 2 pm to showcase the amazing results of these workshops.

Workshop Tickets $15. Bookings Click Here>

Check out flyer below for more details.

Workshop 2012 series is:
Andrea Keeble – violin
Elisse Kleiner – flute
Kynan Robinson – trombone
Helen Mountfort – cello
Arwen Johnston – percussion

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Small Streets, Big Life Video

brettinspace has created a youtube clip for Andrea’s violin duet “Small Streets, Big Life”. Check it out

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Solo performance

at Neville Pilven’s Art Exhibition

opening at Ararat Art Gallery on July 9th at 2 pm.  Featuring original compositions from Andrea’s recently released TEETER cd plus favourite classics (J.S.Bach, Erik Satie) and folk tunes.

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