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Keeble/Schulz – Lunchtime Workshop

Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 12.30 pm  |  Melbourne Polytechnic
Yarra Edge Music Centre (Theatre) – room G101 at Melbourne Polytechnic,
Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield VIC 3078.


Andrea Keeble, violin, and Anthony Schulz, piano accordion, present a unique opportunity for students and musical lovers to observe the intricate and intimate workings behind their new collaboration.  Andrea and Anthony will perform and discuss the process behind adapting, arranging and composing for violin and piano accordion armed with their respective wealth of experience from Cosmo Cosmolino and Zulya and the Children from the Underground as well as their backgrounds in Classical and Jazz music.  Exploring their love of composers with influences from Eastern Europe including Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Scriabin and Bartok, Andrea and Anthony also include personal favourites well as their own original compositions and improvisations.

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MUSICA Concert Series will be presenting another wonderful evening of new and improvised music on..

Monday 25th March 7.30 pm @ Carlton Courthouse
349 Drummond St, Carlton  |  Tickets at the door $15/10

Adam King (percussion) first set at 7.30 pm

followed by..
Keeble/Morrigan/Schulz/Sherriff at 8.15 pm
The second set of the evening will be featuring a series of new arrangements and compositions of duets, a trio and an improvised quartet by all performers.

Including ..
As a new collaboration, Andrea Keeble (violin) and Anthony Schulz (piano accordion) will be performing their arrangements of works by Prokofiev and Stravinsky plus their own original duets;

Adrian Sherriff will perform a new duet by Andrea for Violin + Shakuhachi, and in term, perform a new duet by Adrian for Violin + Shakuhachi;
Kylie Morrigan will join Andrea to improvise as violin dualists, and then include a new work by Kylie for 2 Violins + Trombone;

And to conclude, we will all improvise together, Violin (prepared), Violin (5 string), Shakuhachi (and Trombone?!) and Piano Accordion.

I’d like to thank MUSICA (Adrian Sherriff and Annabel Warmington) for their  wholehearted support of new and improvised music over the past 18 years and am privileged to be included in their final concert series (concluding in June).

Hope to see you there!

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Ad Hoc Collective performs GOTHIC by Andrée Greenwell

This acclaimed journey of musical gothicism will be presented at Riverside Parramatta Friday Nov 9 and at the Melbourne Arts Centre, Sunday Nov 25.

Gothic is a concert of European, Australian and American gothic song, from medieval to contemporary times. Blending contemporary classical, folk and post-punk music styles, inventive covers of The Cure’s ‘A Forest’, Schubert’s ‘Erlkonig’, Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ list alongside new songs composed by Andrée to lyrics by Hilary Bell, Alison Croggon, Maryanne Lynch, Hugo Race and Felicity Plunkett.

Performed by singer Jessica O’Donohue (Rape of Lucretia, Dark MOFO), David Trumpmanis on guitar, and Melbourne-based string quartet Ad Hoc Collective (Andrea Keeble, Kylie Morrigan, Josh Stilwell and Noella Yan).

Visual projection artist – Michaela French
Screen design – Neil Simpson
Sound design – Andrée Greenwell and David Trumpmanis

Bookings: Riverside, Parramatta, Friday November 9, 7:30pm
Bookings: Melbourne Arts Centre, Sunday November 25, 5pm

Auspiced by Auspicious Arts, made possible through the generous support of Create NSW.

See you there!

Greenwell’s GOTHIC on Spotify
Artist Website
Andrée Greenwell on Youtube
Andrée Greenwell on Bandcamp

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Congratulations | Album Reviewed

AUSTA (Australian Strings Association), Volume 40 Number 2 OCTOBER 2018

Reviewed Andrea Keeble’s “Congratulations” Album

“..The beautifully crafted album explores Keeble’s eclectic compositions.”


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Andrea Keeble, solo violinist with the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra

Andrea returns to her home town to feature as solo violinist performing Wieniawski’s ‘Legende’ with the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra on Sunday Sept 16 at 2 pm at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre.

Enjoy orchestral favourites and celebrate the best of Hamilton’s regional soloists, followed by afternoon tea!

Adults $30
Concession $25

Tickets and more info;
Phone: 5573 0429

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Prana House presents Ad Hoc Collective

As the third concert in its Downward Dog Music Series, Prana House presents Ad Hoc Collective on Sat 1st Sept at 8 pm

An eclectic, mash up of musicians and composers from Melbourne’s vibrant music scene, Ad Hoc Collective feature Andrea Keeble’s new album ‘Congratulations’ performing songs composed for string quintet and percussion, with exquisite vocals by Dan Witton (Bush Gothic), woven between compositions exploring classical strings, jazz, improvisation and the avant-garde. Helen Mountfort (My Friend the Chocolate Cake), Kylie Morrigan (Mal Webb +), Helen Ireland (Flinders Quartet) and Ronny Ferella (IshIsh) are also featured on the ride from cabaret to gypsy folk and jazz to classical and back again. Hope you can join us!

Prana House:
Level1/885 High St
Thornbury, Vic 3071
Cost: $25

For more details and ticket bookings visit here

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Ad Hoc Collective String Quartet @ Melbourne Polytechnic

Ad Hoc Collective String Quartet performs new compositions composed for string quartet by third year composition students at Melbourne Polytechnic on Tuesday 19th June at 3 pm.

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

Ad Hoc Collective String Quartet
Andrea Keeble and Kylie Morrigan, violins
Helen Ireland, viola
Noella Yan, ‘cello

Composers include
Chris Lewis (from Bush Gothic and MSO’s ‘Pizzicato Effect’), David Brislin, James Leigh, Jasmin Vertkas, Kier Stevens, Peter Cocklin, and Renato Vacirca (from The Wikimen).

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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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