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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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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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“Congratulations” SINGLE launch

Andrea Keeble’s“Congratulations” SINGLE launch and Suite Actuality: 7 mvts for string 4tet, voice and visuals. Performed by Ad Hoc Music Collective  |  Visuals by Dotahn Caspi

Saturday 26th August at 7.30 pm 
Community Room, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford

Tickets at the door (cash only): Adult $30 / concession $20

The ‘Congratulations‘ Single launch Concert will feature the Ad Hoc Music Collective performing the title track of the album by Andrea Keeble to be released in Dec 2017. ‘Suite Actuality’: 7 movements for string 4tet, voice and visuals by Dotahn Caspi will also be performed giving the audience a sneak preview of a number of the tracks to be released on the new “Congratulations” album – new, contemporary Eclectica.

The ‘Congratulations‘ Single is a beautifully composed song, with gorgeous, fluid vocals by Dan Witton.  Far from being prosaic, the song plays on the courage in breaking down old habits as it moves from cabaret to gypsy folk to classical and back again creating an impression of positive change.

You can listen and purchase the track ‘Congratulations’ here

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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

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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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