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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



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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Ad Hoc MC Performance

Ad Hoc Music Collective will be recording a collection of new compositions by Andrea at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful Salon on September 12th and 14th.  Concerts (and a CD!) to follow soon.

Ad Hoc Music Collective playing for the recording are – Andrea Keeble and Kylie Morrigan (violins), Jason Bunn (viola), Helen Mountfort (cello), Rosie Westbrook (double bass), Ronny Ferella (drum kit and percussion) and Carolyn Connors (voice).

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La Mama Musica Mon June 13

Ad Hoc Music Collective perform new works from its upcoming CD as well as improvisations based on recent photography in the intimate setting of La Mama Musica at 7.30p.

Featuring Andrea and Kylie Morrigan, Ceridwyn Davies, Dan Witton and the wonderful Carolyn Connors.

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Bayside Chamber Orchestra performs “The Crossing” by Keeble

Bayside Chamber Orchestra’s first concert for the year is on Sunday 20 March at 6.00pm at St Leonards Church 2 Wolseley Grove Brighton.
The delightful and varied program features Will Hardy playing Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto in C, the gorgeous Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte, a piece for winds by French composer D’Indy and a new work – The Crossing – by local composer and violinist Andrea Keeble.
Tickets are $20 and $15 concession available through Trybooking or at the door. Refreshments are included.
A little bit of background on “The Crossing” (yes, it is the same piece that opens the “Teeter” CD) – It was originally written for orchestra about 10 years ago and in the meantime it has been performed many times as a String Quartet.  So it has been great to arrange it for the wonderful Bayside Chamber Orchestra and to hear it as it was intended.  Hmm, some things take a long time.. Or 10 years isn’t really that long, depends on how you look at it! 🙂  Anyway, I hope you can come along and hear it!  A very special concert.
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