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!
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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 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.
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
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.
As a violinist, Andrea is a member of the gypsy-inspired quintet Cosmo Cosmolino and jazz sextet Collider both of which she composes.Read More »